Consider #lessonsfromz Free Advice on How Not To Run a Gaming Company

Scott Jon Siegel knows Zynga from the inside out. The game designer was at the casual game company as they grew to becoming a buzzed-about company, working on titles like Café World and Scramble. He left a while back and is now at PopCap Games. Like lots of other game creators, he looked on with concern as Zynga shed… » 6/05/13 7:30pm 6/05/13 7:30pm

Bubble Witch Saga Pops In On the Future of Cross-Platform Social Gaming

Today players of King.com's popular Bubble Witch Saga can continue their Facebook-based quest on the iPhone and iPad. To some a free-to-play puzzle game that seamlessly synchronizes between Facebook and smartphone might not sound like that big of a deal. To others it's another step on the path towards a future of… » 7/26/12 8:30am 7/26/12 8:30am

Looking for Some of That Facebook Money, L.A. Times Starts Hosting…

Casual games make money. The L.A. Times needs money. So, the L.A. Times is adding casual games to its website. That seems to be the logic at work in a new partnership announced today between the newspaper and casual gaming company Arkadium, which makes Facebook games Mahjongg Dimensions and Solitaire Heaven. » 12/27/11 6:30pm 12/27/11 6:30pm