Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Innovation in Casual Games

I don't usually plug Microsoft's stuff too much here in my blog, but I'm going to make an exception.

People rant a lot about innovation in casual games, or more accurately, the lack thereof.

Well, our first party casual games group, Carbonated Games, has done something pretty interesting. They've added "digital tells" to their online Texas Hold'em game.

JayisGames.com has a review and link to the game here.

The idea is that things other players might do (check their cards, check how much cash they or their opponents have left, etc) might give some hint as to behavior or changes in behavior over time.

Anyhow, I think it's innovative, so I'm tooting the MS horn!

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