Tag: casual

Minecraft Apple iPhone and iPad making brick building Games Social
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Minecraft Apple iPhone and iPad making brick building Games Social

Minecraft has in November 2011AD gone to the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone as a downloadable customized official app according to website CNET. This in keeping with my peepers could see back then last year in my article MineCraft – Indie hit is Social Gaming’s Cinderella. First last year’s stale news. As of December 2nd 2011AD, Mojang, the developer group headed by Markus “Notch” Persson is seeing a few changes as well. This as the by Markus “Notch” Persson has stepped down as his role as Lead Developer and is handing over that responsibility to Mojang's Jens Bergensten as announced on his World of Notch blog, quote: “As of yesterday, Jens Bergensten is the new lead developer on Minecraft. He will have the final say in all design decisions, so he will kinda sorta become my boss, I guess. I...
EA’s Tetris on a US$30 yearly subscription: VIP for Casual & Smartphone Gaming Addicts
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EA’s Tetris on a US$30 yearly subscription: VIP for Casual & Smartphone Gaming Addicts

As I noted in a previous blog article MineCraft - Indie hit is Social Gaming's Cinderella on the gradual rise of the Block building game Minecraft, I am no gamehead. But I ain't blind either, o ye who read and who are gamers as the meteoric rise of the casual gamer has not gone unnoticed by the clever eyes of EA (Electronics Arts). EA's a console gaming developer that's gradually developing and appetite for Social and Casual Gaming with recent purchases of PlayFish as the tide of fortunes begin to go against them. Especially seeing as how the subscription model for Premium Gaming is predicted to go the way of the dodo, with the rise of the Freemium model making Premium Gaming look like Grand Theft Auto crime scene as per my spiel in Smartphones and Apps -Freemium Games are No. 1. ...
Triple Town – Addictive Puzzle Game by Spry Fox
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Triple Town – Addictive Puzzle Game by Spry Fox

Triple Town is a fairly new and very addictive puzzle game by Spry Fox. Players try to build a city by  matching 3 or more similar objects to form more complex objects such as matching 3 bushes to create a tree, 3 churches to a cathedral and 3 houses to make mansion. Mix in other elements like regular bears, ninja bears, crystals and imperial bots and you have a causal game that is easy to pick up and play but provides a challenge to puzzle gaming buffs. The bigger your city becomes the more it comes to life with inhabitants that spawn from buildings and interact with each other. The highest score I have managed so far (without purchasing coins with real money) is a paltry 91,685 which is nothing compared to the scores I have seen floating around. Triple Town is in open beta and is p...
Geezam APPetite: Dragon, Fly!
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Geezam APPetite: Dragon, Fly!

Dragon, Fly is a casual game for Android that has soared in popularity over the past few weeks. It's a simple game where you play as a flightless, thrill-seeking baby dragon who launches himself into the air after gaining momentum sliding down the side of hills. Mamma Dragon isn't too pleased with your adrenaline addiction and you must try to outrun her for ass long as you can, the farther you fly and the longer you avoid your mom, the more points you earn, simple enough. Since discovering and playing Dragon, Fly the game has gotten various updates with lots of improvements. It is a fee game but it's always good to see a game being improved often as the developer response to complaints and teaks the game. Dragon, Fly has the potential to enter the addictive casual game hall of flame alo...
The Sims Social taking Facebook by storm
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The Sims Social taking Facebook by storm

The Sims franchise spans over ten years and many games. It is a life simulation game that has sold millions and is well known all over the world. Electronic Arts has unleashed a very addictive version of the Sims on Facebook called "The Sims Social" a game that takes aspects of the PC version of the game while mixing in social interactions and elements from some other popular casual games. The Sims Social is reported to be the fastest growing Facebook game ever which is not very surprising given it's popularity and appeal to casual gamers. I have been taking the game for a spin over the past few days and made the video below to highlight some of the features of the game.
A Quick Look at the new Games tab on Google+
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A Quick Look at the new Games tab on Google+

Google announced that games were coming to Google plus less than 2 weeks ago and began a faced roll-out of the new games tab on their new social networking site. Just about all Google+ users should have access to them now and I thought I'd do a quick video about the new games functionality and what may make it different from the implementations on social networking sites such as Facebook. Check out the video embedded below and leave a comment with your thoughts on Google+ Games. Also remember to subscribe to the Geezam.com Youtube Channel for more videos. Game list Google+ Games currently has the following titles listed at launch – Angry Birds, Bejeweled Blitz, Bubble Island, City Of Wonder, Collapse! Blast, Crime City, Diamond Dash, Dragon Age Legends, Dragons Of Atlantis, Edge Wor...
Casual Games Coming to Google+
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Casual Games Coming to Google+

The Google+ train continues to roll with the announcement that casual games are coming to buzzing (no pun intended) social network. Casual games like Farmville are a big part of what makes Facebook so addictive and Google, not surprisingly, is wasting no time in introducing gaming to Google+. The implementation is promised to not be as chaotic as in Facebook as games will be confined to one universal tab when users can choose to access rather than beating back pigs and chickens from their profile pages. A phased rollout is underway as more and more users are reporting the appearance of a shiny new game tab on Google+. Below is an excerpt of what Google's Blog had to say about the addition of games to Google+: Today we’re adding games to Google+. With the Google+ project, we want to...
Geezam Poll: Which is your Favorite Angry Bird?
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Geezam Poll: Which is your Favorite Angry Bird?

Angry Birds is a mega popular and multiple award winning casual puzzle game enjoyed by millions worldwide. It started out as a a casual game released for Apple's iOS platform and quickly exploded in popularity. Now Angry Birds are available on a variety of platforms such as Android, Chrome, Symbian and Playstation 3. Everyone who has played Angry Birds can understand their plight as they hunt down the thieving green pigs who stole their eggs, but of all the different angry birds so far, which one is your favorite?