News Archive for: ‘Social gaming’

Ice Pilots NWT Gets Interactive

By Etan Vlessing for History Television’s Ice Pilots NWT reality series is sending viewers on an online scavenger hunt to beef up its third-season website. The digital extension comes courtesy of design studio Switch United, social games producer Pug Pharm Productions and FanTrust.

The Sims Social is Now Live on Facebook

By Matthew Lynley for Games Beat The Sims Social, a social gaming version of Electronic Arts’ incredibly popular life simulation franchise The Sims, is now live on Facebook. Electronic Arts’ newest social game looks like it will give Zynga — which

Audience Participation: 10 Years of FanTrust

By Curt Cherewayko – Business in Vancouver January 11-17, 2011 If there’s one thing Catherine Warren has learned from her media career, it’s how powerful an audience can be. It’s what convinced her 10 years ago to launch FanTrust Entertainment

Disney hooks Playdom in $563M Acquisition

Disney’s slate of family-friendly characters includes epic names like Mickey Mouse, Hannah Montana, and others, but the company isn’t stopping there. Disney is staying that sociable route and today announced it will acquire casual gamemaker Playdom for more than half

CBC’s The Nature of Things Takes "One Ocean" to New Interactive Depths

In an ambitious and provocative new 4-part series exploring our global ocean, CBC’s THE NATURE OF THINGS with David Suzuki brings to audiences a unique, investigative look at the water that covers more than 70 percent of our planet. With

dimeRocker Opens Platform For Unity Developers To Socialize and Monetize Games

San Francisco, California – March 11, 2010 – OverInteractive Media Inc. (OMI) announced the official open-beta release of dimeRocker, the company’s premiere self-publishing platform that enables Unity developers to deploy and monetize their games across the social web from a

Value of social game company Zynga? Perhaps more than $3 billion

Need another sign that social games are big business? A new report suggests that Zynga, the publisher of games such as FarmVille and Mafia Wars could be worth more than $3 billion — more than half the market capitalization of Electronic

The Facebook games that millions love (and hate)

(CNN) — Early each morning, millions of farmers around the world rise to toil in their fields. By night, gangs of mobsters scheme and legions of poker players shuffle up and deal. Sure, none of it’s real. But the overwhelming

“Play for Free” Announces its Line-up Featuring FanTrust President

Information wants to be free and so do games. But where newspapers, music, and films are struggling to find a way to make money with free content, the games industry is just doing it. Online games have gone up by

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