Social games are games that need social interaction; that is, they’re games you play with other people. They have been played for more than fifty hundred years. Today, Social Network Games are among the most popular games played around the world.
As their name suggests, these games are hosted through online social networks. They are typically multiplayer games with elements of the social networks. The major companies involved in making social games are Zynga, 5 minutes, Playfish, Booyah etc. Some earlier successful games were Happy Farm, Mob Wars and Farm Town. In today’s times, Mafia Wars, FarmVille, Texas Hold’em Poker and Rummy are some very popular social network games.
Games incorporated within social networking sites have proven to be a boon to the online gaming industry, to the game developers as well as investors. They are spread like wildfire and still have a long way to go.