2011 will be remembered as the year that Zynga filed for its IPO . Zynga plans to raise up to $2 billion to fund its continued global expansion Social Gaming Will Be A $5 Billion Market By 2015
Some facts about the DemographicsGigaom, one of the most popular tech blogquoted,‘Research done in United States and the UnitedKingdom, shows that the average player of theseonline social games is a 43-year-old woman.Social gaming seems to appeal to a much olderdemographic than traditional video gamesThe PopCap study showed that 55 percent of allsocial gamers in the U.S. are women, as arealmost 60 percent of those in the UK.
According to the survey, women make up the majorityof avid social gamers, with 38 percent of female socialgamers saying they play social games several times aday, vs. just 29 percent of males. Women are also morelikely to play social games with their real-world friendsthan men are (68 percent vs. 56 percent) and are nearlytwice as likely as men to play social games withrelatives (46 percent vs. 29 percent). The vast majority(95 percent) of social gamers play multiple times perweek, and nearly two-thirds play at least once a day.With more than 80 percent of social gamers statingthat playing social games strengthens theirrelationship with friends, family and colleagues,social gaming reinforces the core appeal of socialnetworks.”
Choose a topic people can relate to It should be backed by the common knowledge Less or no violence You are incentivized every time you play Encourage sharing Social Networking Virtual Delight – great effects, visuals Viral lingReference: http://www.slideshare.net/amittmahajan/building-big-social-games
Start Game Step 1 Its my Anniversary tomorrow, let me surprise him. What should I do?Step 2Let me search on Internet“It says, way to man’s heart is through his stomach”Wondering!!, My mum also said so…Let me surprise him by cooking his fav dish
Step 3Wondering, what to cook.What does he like,Paneer Masala Step 4 Aha! I decided to cook, Paneer Masala Step 5 Seach Recipes Developer Note: These recipes will be mapped to some of the great recipe sites . And Human playing this game should be able to search it . The Algorithm of cooking and taste will be based on these recipes.
Recipe Displayed - 1Ingredients3 big tomatoes - pureed250 gms paneer - cubed2 big onions1 bay leaf2 cloves1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste1 tsp red chilli powder3 tbsps cashewnut paste1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp dhania powder (dry coriander powder)1/2 tsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)1 tsp tandoori masala (optional for color)2 tsp garam masala powdersalt and lemon juice - to taste3 tbsp butter3 tbsp fresh creamfresh coriander - chopped for garnish Developer Note: 40% of the ingredients should be in the kitchen.
Recipe Displayed - 2Skin the onions and blanch them in hot water for 3 mins, thenouree them to form a paste. Do the same with tomaotes, unlessyou are using tomato puree directly.Take 1 tbsp of ghee, heat in a pan for 2 mins, the saute the paneercubes in it till golden brown; Now take 1 cup hot water, add apinch of salt and turmeric powder to it and immerse the paneercubes in it for 10-12 mins. Then remove the pieces, drain them on atissue paper and keep aside.Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a pan, add the bay leaf and the cloves,then add the onion paste and saute till light-brown. Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 3 minutes. Add chilli powder, followed bythe cashew paste and fry for 5 mins.Add tomato puree, crushed kasuri methi,coriander powder,turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Stir and let it simmer forsome time.Add the paneer cubes and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Add a smallcup of water and let it cook on medium heat till you get thedesired curry consistency. Remove from fire, stir in remainingbutter and fresh cream.Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve the Paneer ButterMasala with any bread of your choice, pulao or simply jeera rice.
Step 6Let me visit my kitchen and check what all I have Checking for Ingredients Developer Note: Ingredient list should appear one by one. In kitchen. Checking for Onions Yay! Found
Checking for Paneer not there Ginger – Garlic paste Is it there ! YIPEEStep 7After checking all the ingredients , I have prepared the list ofthings that are not there.Paneer - $15 Buy from MarketTomato - $5Fresh Cream – $1 Ask from your neighborButter - $2Lemon Juice - $1 Harvest from Farmville Invite Friends Send Gift to friends Earn the money Developer Note: with every invite sent, some points should be allotted to the user. Similarly for the gifts.
Buy from MarketYour existing balance is $5Tomato Buy BuyCream BuyLemon Juice BuyButter Short of money.Paneer Buy from Market Your existing balance is $0 Tomato Bought Short of money Cream Short of money Buy Lemon Juice Short of money Buy Butter Short of money. Paneer
Ask from your NeighborI want to surprise my husband by cooking Paneer ButterMasala, but running short of following items. Can youHelp?CreamLemon JuicePaneerButter Selected friends Madhuri Khandua Send to the Selected friends Publish on the wall Send by Mail Developer Note: These actions will be Facebook actions that appears after you send request to your friend
Harvest from FarmvilleClaim your Crop from FarmvilleA cross-functional capability to be developed for claimingcrops from Farmville. LikeVisit Farmville – Harvest your crop and transfer it yourkitchen.Transfer your coins from Farmville. Invite friends
Send gifts to your friends200 Coins Send to friendsTomatoes Send to friendsJeera Send to friendsKitchen Masalas Pack Send to friendsOnion Send to friendsChopper Send to friendsKadai Send to friendsCooker Send to friendsCutter Send to friends Denotes drop down with option: Send only to , Select friends to send, Send By email
Earn Money Want Earn MoneyWash your Neighbors Clothes and earn $ 20 Take Me there Not Interested Next please Want Earn MoneyDirty Utensils laying in your Kitchen. Clean them to earn $15 Take Me there Not Interested Next please
Cleaning Utensils Oh My God !!!Wash them carefully, it should not breakCongratulations!! You have earned $15.
Step 8Finally , I have bought all the Ingredients. Let me start cooking Developer Note: With every step the mthod of cooking should be displayed. Like Step 1: Chop the onions Step 2: Heat the oil in the pan Step 3: Add cinnamon in the oil
Developer Note• The food should be cooked like the way it is in the Kitchen.•With every step the method with useful tip should bedisplayed•The food merits should be decided on the basis of Recipe andAlgorithm for the same needs to be created. For eg: If therecipe suggests 2 spoon of Lemon juice and user puts 3 spoon,then the food should not be delicious.•Badges for the food cooked to be awarded like, Awesome,Delicious, good. Ok, Tasteless, Need to practice more etc.•In case a user wants to create a recipe of its own then allowthem to add steps and publish it on the recipe market for otherusers to search and review it.•The concept is not just limited to husband wife cooking, itshould for any one, Sisters, Mother in- law and daughter in law,husband for wife.• With every awesome dish a user cooks, a badge will beawarded: Learner, Almost Cook, Cook, Assistant Chef, AlmostChef etc.• After the food is cooked, a capability to download recipe canbe given to a user for trying it.•Last visual should be of the Husband tasting the food andrewarding the Badge to the Wife.