Social gaming is growing quite large as the days go by, and online browser games provider King.com weren’t going to sit back and watch for too long. They’ve now begun porting their games over to the Facebook Apps platform, starting with the 26 they have now. The number will increase over time, obviously.
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King.com, even though they do deal in casual games that include, Puzzle, Match-3, Mahjong and Bubble-Shooters, place more emphasis on the tournament format rather than just member activity levels. Of course, this tournament format has been brought over to Facebook too.
Riccardo Zacconi, CEO, King.com had this to say. “King.com has grown to one of the largest games sites. A main driver for our success is our own studio, which develops consistent, record breaking original games that top the best branded games on the market. On King.com, eight of the top 10 games have been built in-house, accounting for 85 percent of the top 10 total gameplays. We are now taking these game assets plus our industry-leading tournament model to Facebook for everyone to enjoy. We are confident that replicating this successful model on Facebook will open the flood gates for a proven way to monetize social games. We have proven that gamers enjoy playing for micro transactions or virtual currency, while competing with each other, and want to build on this with our proprietary tournament engine, enabling users to enjoy great games wherever and whenever they like.”
If you’re interested, you can check out the King.com catalogue here.