ADOTAS – Adotas Publisher Bob Regular was at the Inside Social Apps conference yesterday in San Francisco and sent in a report from a panel discussion titled “The Future of Social Gaming” and featuring execs from social and mobile gaming stalwarts Zygna, Crowdstar and Playdom.
Their advice to upstart mobile game developers is to begin with the Android platform as there are less barriers to entry. In addition, game developers want to get their feet wet in Asia but are unsure how — perhaps they should take a second and learn one of those Nokia operating systems.
Also at the conference, Deborah Liu, manager of product marketing for Facebook Credits and Games, was (appropriately) met with derisive laughter when she commented, “Every single day we know developers get to choose between our platforms and another platform.”
While Facebook may be the biggest game in town, alienated developers are likely keeping a lookout for a suitable contender — one without such a tyrannical leader. Whatever happened to that Zynga-Google social gaming network?