Why Facebook Games Make the World a Better Place

I’ve been thinking about the concept of “social games with a purpose,” since I went to a gaming event last...

Virality and Facebook Games: It’s All About the Message

I came across an article by Scott Austin, a blogger for the Wall Street Journal. I thought it’d be valuable...

We’re in Social Times!

The last few weeks have been filled with a lot of excitement in Vancouver and also around the office. As...

Jelly Beans in a Jar: Hot Hands, Game Design and Social Games

To recap the last few weeks, we have posted articles about the psychology behind gameplay, and how using engaging game...

Will Google Put Buzz Into Social Games?

As you probably heard, Google Buzz’s release was less than smooth. If it has sufficient motivation, Google has the capability...

Damien Bargiacchi: A Q&A with Our Programmer

As you may or may not know, there are a few of us that keep the Ayogo Games’ engine in...

What Exactly are Social Games?

I’ve had a few conversations recently with friends–not in the industry–about social games (mainly, we debate the definition of “social...

The Secrets of Engaging Game Design

The secrets of game design (mechanisms of rewards, understanding patterns and behaviour) revealed by Ayogo’s game designers who have mastered this...

Can You Game the Facebook Games Dashboard?

The Games Dashboard is the latest attempt by Facebook to find the right balance among various factors. On the one...

Bionic Scripting: BigCo’s Bet on Scripting

Just as the “Office of Scientific Intelligence” invested millions in turning Lee Majors into a superhuman cyborg, the biggest IT...

Understanding Game Design will make your life better

What’s a game and why are games important? I tried to address this question in the talk I gave to...

B.C. Creates New Video Game Developer Tax Credit

Could this be the support that local video-game developers were looking for? The B.C. government just announced the video-gaming industry’s...

Why the iPad is Great for Game Developers

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the iPad and interestingly much of it negative. Despite this, I think...

Game Design, Startup Life, and Back to Blogging

It’s been a few months since our last post and I’m excited to be the one to write the first...

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