Social games aren’t new–they’re just games you play with other people. Social games began about 5000 years ago. With some help from the team at Disruptor Beam, we’ve put together a little chart that traces the history of social games from its origins in Ancient Egypt all the way to the present. I’m using the term social network gamesto distinguish the type of social games (Farmtown, etc.) that are primarily played and distributed via social networks.
Do you have a farm on Facebook? Or, are you tearing up the neighborhood on Mafia Wars? Online Gaming has exploded in popularity over the past several years as the technology has increased. Online gaming is more than just a genre. It has entered into the fabric of American society, especially with the youth of the country. Over the past 5 years, online gaming has become a huge segment of the total online experience.