Freesia City hits 115,000 Active Gamers on Facebook

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If you were an active Facebook gamer in Indonesia or Singapore, you probably would have heard of Freesia City, a popular social game created by Dhub Digital. The game has attracted more than 115,000 monthly active gamers on Facebook and has gathered over 90,000 loyal supporters on its page. Let me explain the game in […] Related posts: 2,700 Gamers …

Tencent to Invest $760 million in Tech Start-ups

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Tencent Inc. has set up a $5 billion yuan (US $760 million) investment fund to invest in technology start-ups. The fund will focus on start-ups like gaming companies, social game, mobile game, e-commerce and new media firms. The fund, as Tencent explained is to “provide support, break through bottlenecks in the development of innovative companies, […] Related posts: Groupon, Tencent, …

Facebook Credits To Become Universal Currency On Site

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A currency – whether real or virtual – is only as good as the extent to which it’s accepted.  So to increase the value of Facebook Credits (figuratively speaking), Facebook will soon make them a mandatory option in social games that use payments. Users and developers shouldn’t react with too much dismay.  Other in-game currencies will be still be permitted, …

2,700 Gamers Join Manga Castle per day

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Manga Castle, a manga-style Facebook social game start up has launched MagicCastle just three weeks ago and is attracting 2,700 gamers each day. If this growth rate were to continue, it would rack over 1 million gamers by the end of 2011. Guess what, it will probably breakthrough the 1 million gamers figure as co-founder and […] Related posts: Manga …

Manga Castle Revolutionizes Manga Through Social Gaming

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Penn Olson features start-ups. Find out more here. If the U.S has Zynga and Playfish, Singapore has Manga Castle, a manga-styled social game maker. Despite just 1 year into the business, Manga Castle has achieved considerable success with investors and users. With over 15,000 likes on Facebook, Manga Castle’s product has proven to be well liked among manga […] Related posts: …

Even Tiger Woods is Hopping on the Virtual Currency Bandwagon

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The promise of virtual currency has proved an effective way to get users to engage with their friends in social games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars. Now, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online – the web-based version of the popular console game from Electronic Arts – is giving this concept a shot, offering users $10,000 of in-game currency for each of …