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Social Gaming

What is social gaming?

Social gaming is a new kind of online entertainment. These social games are usually embedded within major social networks and allow users to play together. These games can also be referred to as casual games as they take relatively little time to achieve the game objectives. They can be very addicting as they are very entertaining and simple to play.

What’s so special about social gaming?

Social games are usually very simple and easy to play. Because of this, they can be played relatively quickly. You don’t have to download anything special or wait for a long log in process. These games are great to play while doing other things. The second important thing with these games is the social aspect of social games as many users can play together and friends can help each other win. These games are usually played over a social network which ensures that many users are encouraged to play the game via email, messages or by friends.

How does social gaming work?

The special aspect of social gaming is the fact that the games are connected to the major social networks, such as Facebook. Each social game is usually added to as an app to the networks. Therefore, many users can play simultaneously and can help each other win. For example, if it is your goal to build a wooden house, with social gaming, you can invite your friends to click on certain links to help you build parts of the house. In this way, many social games have the opportunity to go viral and expand rapidly.