NCsoft Veterans Giving Players Another Facebook Poker Option

Fri, Jan 29, 2010

Facebook, Social

This week, Bling Gnome Studios announced that they will be bringing a poker game application to Facebook entitled Sweet @$! Poker (note: No, I did not censor it; that’s really its name).

Sweet @$! Poker is being created by former employees of NCsoft, Stephen Nichols and James Cleaveland, who worked on games like Dungeon Runners. The game’s developers are looking to not only make a name for themselves in the Facebook poker world, but to go for the jugular with outright domination of the genre.

“We’re not in this to tastelessly clone the competition with some poor imitation product as is happening in much of the social gaming world right now,” Nichols says, “Our intent is to raise the quality bar in the whole Facebook card playing market while also improving the fun factor for the players themselves.”

Cleaveland adds in the kicker: “Sweet @$! Poker will feature a simpler, cleaner user interface – much faster play action, more sociable player interaction capabilities, richer graphics, and much more. We see numerous ways to exploit some weaknesses in the offerings of the other products out there.”

The game will launch on Facebook sometime early this year.

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