Apr 7, 2011

[Brenda Brathwaite Defends Social Games]

Brenda Brathwaite, a game designer who has been in the industry since the early 1980s, takes to task all the people who hate on social games for 'ruining gaming':

"Like you, we want good gameplay, we want compelling experiences, we want casual, and we want hardcore. We want to make a great game for the 43-year-old Facebook Mom, because – damn it – she deserves a great game, too."
Full transcript is here.

I will be interested in seeing if her company actually succeeds in making a non-crap FB game. It's a worthy goal at least, and the bar for success is not only low, it's pretty much nonexistant.

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