Two old school educational games navigate their way to the world of social games on Facebook. The Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego are being launched on the Facebook social gaming platform. Articles and analysis from:
eConsultancy The good news for established companies like The Learning Company is that many of their old titles are perfectly positioned for social gaming adaptations. Games like The Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego probably would have been social if the internet in its current form had existed when they were released”
Gamasutra ” Originally introduced in 1971 by a trio of student teachers, The Oregon Trail series has sold over 65 million copies with its many editions, sequels, and remakes (most recently an adaptation by Gameloft) released across a variety of platforms. ”
Christian Science Monitor As the Monitor recently reported, the size of the social gaming market has grown exponentially in the past year, as more and more companies seek to build off the success of games such as FarmVille.
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