Social Games Discussion on NPR

August 3, 2010

3:25 am

The social game industry is booming. Listen to this great discussion that was on NPR today and you might learn why.

Social Games

This Hour, On Point: The big business and mass appeal of social games.

Nick Wingfield, technology reporter for the Wall Street Journal. His July 30 article  on virtual goods is “First, Give Away the Game.”

Mia Consalvo, visiting associate professor in Comparative Media Studies at MIT’s GAMBIT Game Lab. She studies digital and casual games, new media, and women’s gameplay and is writing a book about Japan’s role in the gaming industry.

Frank Lantz, creative director and co-founder of Area Code, which creates social games for Facebook and other media platforms. He is also director of the NYU Game Center

Read more at www.onpointradio.org

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups.

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