Sid Meier on Social Gaming

Better Know Sid Meier on IndustryGamers talks with renowned designer Sid Meier about his career and the game industry. On the topic of Civilization World on Facebook, he offers his take on social gaming: "Facebook has become an exciting new place to play games and we felt that we could create a fun and engaging Civilization experience for the platform, so we made a prototype and went from there. There are hundreds of millions of people on Facebook and it looks like they’re going to stay around for a while. The good news for all of us is that there are many different ways to play games today and all of them can happily exist together, so I don’t see a reason to predict the end of social games any time soon."
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Aug 3, 2011, 12:54
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Servalan wrote on Aug 3, 2011, 08:36:
Those Facebook games are anything but social and everything about grabbing dollars away from your wallet/purse. Probably the only social element to most of those games is plastering updates/notices to your friends.

This a million times. I hope these time management games die a horrible death.
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Those Facebook games are anything but social and everything about grabbing dollars away from your wallet/purse. Probably the only social element to most of those games is plastering updates/notices to your friends.
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Aug 3, 2011, 04:20
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TRANSLATION: Social Facebook gaming = money. Crap game you can spit out a few months = more money. Gaming reputation tarnished = priceless.

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Aug 3, 2011, 00:08
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Aug 3, 2011, 00:08
 
I don't blame Sid for wanting some of that sweet facebook money. And as long as it's a fraction of what they do I won't be bitter about them diversifying.

But, civ world was just terrible. I thought maybe fraxis would take a chance on facebook gamers and present them with a deep and enjoyable game and see what happens. But instead they embraced every form of facebook cancer, and made something that seems scientifically engineered to be unenjoyable.
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Aug 2, 2011, 22:07
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Not to mention the social gaming explosion is ruining it for the old generation game developers.
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Aug 2, 2011, 21:49
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I hope Sid gets his head out of his arse tells Brian Reynolds to get his head out of his arse (designing games for babies) and they converge to bring us Alpha Centauri 2. 'Nuff said. I will say this until I am in my grave. Enough with Civilization.
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