Earlier today, CMS Associate Professor Mia Consalvo spoke with NPR’s Jane Clayson about the rise in popularity of social games like Farmville.
We all remember connecting with friends over a game of cards, Parcheesi or Monopoly. These days, games are more popular than ever–but increasingly they’re virtual and played on Facebook.
And while they’re free to play, the small fraction of serious players who pony up cash for coveted virtual goods means the business of social games is booming.
Consalvo was joined by Nick Wingfield, technology reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and Frank Lantz, director of the NYU Game Center.
Listen to “The Social Game Craze”—OnPoint Radio, NPR/WBUR