30 May '13, 2am

The end of Facebook games?

The end of Facebook games?

May 29, 2013 by Guest Contributor By Andrew Wee, a Singapore-based Internet marketer and business consultant. Is 2013 the year that the industry shifts from the social web to the mobile web as a gaming platform? It might seem so, going by the number of sessions focused on mobile game development at Casual Connect Asia 2013 , which took place from May 21-23 in Singapore. While many major gaming networks and startups at the conference zoomed in on Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android, a number of stalwarts continued championing the likes of Facebook and Chrome’s webstore. Arthur Chow , chief operating officer of game publisher 6waves , outlined developments which might at first glance point to a decline of social games platforms: At the peak of the craze, Electronic Arts (EA) bought game development studio Playfish for US$300 million. Today, EA has or is in the process of closing...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2013/05/29/the-end-of-facebook...

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