Is Zynga the future of ...

The gaming industry is going through some serious growing pains.  Console and traditional solo games are stumbling and losing market share.  Massive multiplayers are gaining popularity, but not nearly as quickly as another segment of the industry: casual games. Facebook and similar...
Nov 22, 2012

When the Real World and...

The term “massive multiplayer online” (MMO) has meant a lot of things since its inception in the 1990s.  Today, one genre of MMO are social games that include real-time or near-real-time play aspects into their models.  While most social games, such as Zynga’s...
Feb 22, 2012

MapleStory Gets 3 Milli...

Nexon created a simplified MapleStory for play as a Facebook game called MapleStory Adventures.  The game has attracted over 3 million users while in open beta. According to Nexon: Nexon will continue to add new content to MapleStory Adventures’ open beta in coming weeks. There are...
Sep 21, 2011

Conquer Online Coming t...

The quietly popular Conquer Online from NetDragon will soon be releasing on both iPad and Facebook.  The iPad version will be the first completely free MMO on that platform and won’t even have an item mall, subscription fee, or download fee.  It will be truly free to play (F2P)...
Sep 2, 2011