Infographic Category Gaming

What Makes Social Games So Popular

By | source: Feb 6th, 2012

I’m only 21 but at the rate technology moves these days I am old enough to say “I remember when I was a kid we were excited to play snake on our parents’ phone.” I feel lame saying that, but it’s true when I was a kid my parents had a brick with an antenna made by nokia and it was exciting to get to play snake on that thing. However if my gameboy was an option it would always win, these days the two have merged in the smartphone. Our smartphones do so much more than make phone calls these days, one of their key features being able to connect to the internet from almost anywhere. Thanks to an ever present internet connection social games have taken off.

If you are a user of smartphones, social media, tablets, etc. you will probably recognize at least one of the games on today’s infographic. Even if you haven’t played any of them I’m sure you’ve heard at least one of the games referenced by a friend or somewhere on television. The game I’m most familiar with on this infographic is Words With Friends, for those of you who haven’t heard of it is essentially scrabble that you can play anywhere and at any time. What is your favorite social media game? We want to know! Just write in the comment box. Enjoy today’s infographic! [Prism]

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