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Why I need a backend for a mobile social game?

I'm developing a mobile social game, it's a puzzle with a social layer similar to the one in Candy Crush Saga (limited lives, can send life requests to friends, facebook leaderboards, etc). I know all ...
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Random Facebook Friends Profile Pictures

I'm thinking of a new game for iOS. It's a social game that needs a random image generator with the images of your Facebook friends. My first question is: is this even possible? My second question is: ...
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iTunes App Store Facebook integration–how to link Likes to one's page?

The App Store has been featuring Facebook integration for a while, letting users "Like" your app. But what do these likes relate to? Are those "Likes" simply about the App Store page and outside of ...
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1answer
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Does Facebook give new games any free promotion?

I would like to understand, if Facebook gives some free out of the box promotion for new games? I see "New Games" section in Facebook App Center, does every new game gets in there?
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1answer
192 views

Making large scale changes to an economy in a social game

Are there any examples or case studies of social games, specifically on Facebook, where the developer has made drastic changes to the economy? I'm specifically interested in examples where the old ...
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1answer
82 views

How to help players find friends in a cross-platform mobile game?

Users on different platforms (iOS and Android) that play the game should be able to find each other and become friends in the game. They must have the possibility to invite other friends as well. The ...
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280 views

Mochi Media leaderboards with Facebook integrated?

I have been reading about Mochi Media, and I was checking the games leaderboards. Does someone knows how to achieve this kind of leaderboard? Which is quite different than the default leadeboard ...
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Do iOS users use Facebook and Twitter buttons within games?

Does anyone have any insight or experience into the successfullness of placing Facebook or Twitter "share" buttons within an iOS game? For example, when a user gets a high score, presenting them with ...
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2answers
536 views

Examples for simple, succesful social games

We are a small developer company planing to create our first social game. Social games look like a promising genre for monetization, but looking at the actual market (dominated by big players) and ...
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1answer
230 views

Social Network Gaming on Windows, Linux and OS X

I'm working on mobile platforms as Android, IOS... Many users of Moblox ask us a windows and an OS X version. There is no difficulties to provide these versions, because we are developing on OS X C++ ...
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What is a good way to measure game virality?

I have added some social features to an iPhone game (Lexitect if you're curious), such as email, Twitter, and Facebook integration for sharing high scores. Along with these features, I am measuring ...