I’ve added a gallery of drawings I did on Draw Something that I thought were worth sharing. Take a look if you like.
On Wednesday the New York Times Magazine published a really interesting article that talks a little about gamification and a lot about specifically the type of games, often found on Facebook and mobile devices, that capitalize on the snippets of “free” time everyone has between doing other things. It’s definitely worth a read; go check it out.
So Draw Something is cool. I want a stylus for my iPhone now.
Zynga bought OMGPop (the makers of Draw Something) this week (only 6 weeks after the game was released), for $180 million plus $30 million in retention payments to keep the small developer’s 40 employees. In cash, not shares.
Here are my thoughts on the rest of the games I got through the Appvent Calendar promotion. Thoughts on the first few are here. Continue reading Appvent Calendar Games: Thoughts (Part 2)
If you have an iPhone (or iPod Touch) and haven’t heard of the “Appvent Calendar,” go check it out. Blacksmith Games has organized an advent calendar where an iPhone game is given away for free each day in December leading up to Christmas. These are games which are not normally free, and are only free for the one day they represent on the “appvent calendar.” I’ve been picking up each of them so far, except I unfortunately missed yesterday’s (it was over 10mb and I forgot when I was in range of wi-fi), but I thought I’d post some thoughts on each of them.