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Social Network Games - SAE

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Social Network Games - Brief Overview

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Social Network Games - SAE

  1. 1. Social Network Games Branko Djurkovic - Web Dev Department
  2. 2. Help && Support
  3. 3. Definition A social network game is a type of online game that is played through social networks, and typically features multiplayer and asynchronous gameplay mechanics.
  4. 4. Implementation Social network games are most often implemented as browser games, but can also be implemented on other platforms such as mobile devices.
  5. 5. Cross-platform The first cross-platform "Facebook-to-Mobile" social network game was developed in 2011 by a Finnish company Star Arcade. Social network games are amongst the most popular games played in the world, with several products with tens of millions of players.
  6. 6. Publishers ● Zynga ● MegaZebra ● Wooga ● 5 Minutes ● Playfish ● Plinga ● Playdom ● Kabam ● Crowdstar
  7. 7. Demographics
  8. 8. Demographics
  9. 9. Technology & platforms Web: Flash, JavaScript & PHP Mobile: iOS & Android (HTML5 & native)
  10. 10. Distinct features ● Asynchronous gameplay ● Community ● No victory conditions ● Virtual currency
  11. 11. Common Characteristics ● Public Player Statistics ● Tick-Based Games ● Events Timed to Real World ● Encouraged Return Visits ● Grinding ● Private Game Spaces ● Visits & Invites (friends) ● Collaborative Actions ● Purchasable Game Advantages
  12. 12. Monetization ● Subscription ● Virtual goods ● Advertising ○ Banner advertisements ○ Video ads ○ Product placement ○ Lead generation offers ● Sponsorship (White label games)
  13. 13. Terms of Service
  14. 14. Cheating ● Engines (link) ● Communities (FB/Forums) ● Anonymous Avatars vs Public Profiles ● Exploiting // ToS ● Hacking (Cracking)
  15. 15. Questions? Branko Đurković @plagosus www.plagosus.net

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