Faunasphere was a very nice game by BigFishGames i wrote about in this post – a mix of MMO, casual and artificial life genres in a browser-based shell, with nice graphics and interesting, unusual gameplay. It’s sad for me to say that now it’s been shut down and no longer available to play. BigFishGames posted this on Faunasphere.com: “You saved our world! You came, you adopted, you zapped, and you put tremendous effort into caring for these charming creatures. Thanks to your commitment as a Caretaker, the Fauna now have a clean world to call home. We can’t thank you enough for being part of Faunasphere. We couldn’t have done it without you.” There is also a short FAQ list posted about why the game was closed, doesn’t tells so much, but i’m also posting it here behind the cut. (more…)
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Between all of the endless Korean and Chinese, umm – let me put it straight – grind feasts, there are some unusual games that are trying the uncharted waters of niche MMO market And by an MMO i mean here a game, that has graphics and some basic structure, where many players can interact at the same time. By this criteria the game by Big Fish Games (a well known developer of casual Facebook games) is an MMO indeed. By any other means… it’s a mix of MMO, casual and artificial life genres (and a-life genre haven’t been seriously played with since Creatures series by Creature Labs/Mindscape), so this is quite a special game i’m going to look at – and it’s called Faunasphere. (more…)
It has come to my attention that a new game named “Zen Garden” has been released on Facebook. The new players are coming to see a shiny graphics and a fresh Japanese-style-flower-garden-farm game play.
Would this particular game be a hit?
I’ve played it for months in Russian social network VKontakte long before it was released for Facebook and i must tell you some really important stuff concerning this particular game and its developers. (more…)