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Social gaming commonly refers to playing games as a way of social interaction, as opposed to playing games in solitude, like some card games (solitaire) and the single-player mode of many video games. One hundred million people are playing these games and about $1 billion in revenue is expected this year.

Social gaming is also changing the stereotype image of games players and through the fast pace of technology changes helping gain adoption for platforms like facebook in the US/Europe and RenRen in China, more so in China the adoption of social gaming into the culture has helped drive the adoption rate of the social networks.

Popcap games commissioned Information Services Group to perform a survey of people who play social games online. It found that the average social gamer is a 43-year-old woman, despite long-standing social stereotypes about people who play games. The survey also found that 55% of social gamers are female, are more avid gamers, 38% of females said they play multiple times a day. Women are more likely to play with people they know (68% vs. 56% for males)



We will be debating the future, impact, value and role of social gaming.

Official Website: http://www.mashupevent.com/event/social-gaming-time-stop-playing-yourself

Added by mashup on January 18, 2011

Comments

itselea

Time: weekend.

[edit] Hah, I guess it turned out to be a bad thing that it's on a Friday since I will be stopped from getting in places!

tedr

man why you gotta be so uptight and over plan everything ;>

hope I'm around.

btw: your actual age secret is good with me for at least twenty years.

limbo

rosamunde's?

limbo

err... dude i was joking! but sure, let's do that! BYOS?

disrupsean

man, this is gonna be a sausagefest

irina slutsky

bratwurst. frankenfurter. kielbasa.

minjungkim

Be by for drinks later in the evening!

aynne

huh huh....Sausage party.. huh huh huh

glenda

Ditto to what MJ said! I noticed to changed you end time to midnight. Does that mean you'll be as drunk as a skunk that you can't go for another 2 hours? C'mon, Nick!