The Experience Points Podcast
A weekly video game podcast from the co-writers of

Admit it: You didn't think we would do it, did you?  You thought all our talk of investigating Facebook games was brought on by too much turkey and an overabundance of holiday spirit.  Today, Jorge and I are happy to present to you a conversation about our initial experiences with a handful of Facebook games.  In addition to the games themselves, we discuss the nature of social games, monetization, and ethical design.  As always, we look forward to hearing your thoughts and we invite you to join our experiment by befriending us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!

Here are our dedicated Experience Points Facebook accounts:

Jorge's account
Scott's account

Discussion starters:

- What are some of your favorite Facebook games?
- For those of you who play them, how do the social aspects of Facebook games influence your behavior while playing?
- What game genres are still underrepresented on Facebook?

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Show notes:

- Run time: 40 min 34 sec
- Games discussed
  - Ravenwood Fair
  - The Sims Social
  - Hero Generations
  - Dragon Age Legends
  - PixelJunk Monsters
- Music provided by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_150_facebook1.mp3
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