The co-founder of Playdom is funding game companies; he thinks Zynga’s chief executive ought to give up his supervoting rights.
A talk with John Spinale, Disney Interactive’s head of social games, at GamesBeat 2012.
Disney’s Playdom scored big with Gardens of Time, the most popular game on Facebook last year. Now the company is announcing a new title in the fast-growing hidden-object social game genre.
Disney-Playdom is announcing today a new hidden-object game, Blackwood and Bell Mysteries, on Facebook as it tries to stay one step ahead of Zynga in a popular genre in social games.
Playdom, Disney’s social games product group, has announced plans to team with developer Spry Fox to publish its latest social game, Triple Town, on Facebook.
Your Uncle Geoffrey has been killed, and the secret lies in the elegant estate where he lived. Your job is to uncover the secrets hidden in every corner of the Ramsey Manor.
To the dismay of bosses and spouses everywhere, Facebook, by way of third-party social games, offered social networkers a daily distraction they could not go without in 2011. But no game commanded more attention or unrequited love than Disney Playdom’s Gardens of Time.
Gardens of Time, the most successful Facebook game created by Disney’s Playdom, is launching today on the iPad.
Zynga showed it is open to moving into new genres as it launched its first game in the popular “hidden object” category yesterday with Hidden Chronicles on Facebook.
Facebook gamers are finally embracing well-known brands in their social games. That’s one of the conclusions from a panel on social games at the f8 conference for Facebook developers yesterday.
The emerging landscape of games is attracting a lot of money, thanks in part to excitement about Zynga’s upcoming initial public offering and some recent acquisitions such as Electronic Arts’ $750 million purchase of PopCap Games. Tim Chang, a partner at Norwest Venture Partners, has kept his finger on the pulse of the game market for years and spoke about the opportunities in games at the recent Casual Connect game conference in Seattle.
OpenFeint has hired a game development leader to help its customers focus on making free-to-play mobile games.
MindJolt, the social game company headed by MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has added a mobile veteran to its staff in a move to expand to mobile social games.