Social gaming is a very new concept in the mediascape. Emergence of Facebook on the Internet and popularity of mobile devices provide platforms for people to engage in casual gaming based on a social context. Zynga and Playfish are the top two social gaming companies and Facebook application developer. There are annual summits and conferences in which social media companies gather together to discuss the implications of a direction towards creating a virtual economy and virtual goods from social gaming.
MDIA1001: Presentation on Social Gaming August 27, 2009