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Amazon gets into social gaming business

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Aug 2012 22:59 User comments (3)

Amazon gets into social gaming business Amazon announced today that it has created its own game studio, with a first game already developed and ready to be launched on Facebook.
The title, "Living Classics," lets gamers move through scenes from classics like "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Wizard of Oz" while searching for defined items. The game is free to play but "cash" credits that help you beat the game cost $19.99 for 120 units.

Surprisingly, there does not seem to be any connection/enticement in the game to the actual site, or any subsidiaries.

Reads Amazon's blog post: "Why is Amazon making social games, you ask? Good question! We know that many Amazon customers enjoy playing games–including free-to-play social games–and thanks to Amazon's know-how, we believe we can deliver a great, accessible gaming experience that gamers and our customers can play any time."

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3 user comments

18.8.2012 11:11

Not only is Amazon a bit late to the concert, but to continue to foster this IAP method of money mining is going to be the death of gaming.

The word-of-mouth diatribe against this kind software money mining is already killing their Free App of the Day objective. Hell I barely even use it any more because of the spyware, data mining, money grubbing, low quality software offerings they put there anymore.

If it wasn't because of the updates being attached to the 'place of purchase' (which Amazon is woefully slow about maintaining as well) I'd get rid of the damned thing altogether & do without.

What's nothing from nothing?

28.8.2012 15:30

And when are any of these "free to play" games free? Wizard101 costs me a fortune...

Just my $0.02,


38.8.2012 20:27


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