Posts Tagged: ‘GDC’

Are Social Games Evil? No, with a Few Provisos.

March 4, 2011 Posted by zachary

While I was not able to attend this year’s GDC, I have been following it through the many games industry news outlets. One of the issues that has been introduced is the idea that social gaming, such as Facebook games, is evil. Many major players in the games industry have made this claim. This year at GDC, they gave the rant pulpit to the makers of social games so they could defend their trade.

I am currently in the process of developing one of these social games and I feel the need to toss my hat in the ring and come out in support of the trade. I will be using examples of what can conceivably be called evil in social games and what is not evil which are found in some games I currently play. (more…)