Posted by: Matt Vella on February 08
Marketing editor Burt Helm and I have been trading our favorite casual free and flash-based games for a week or so now. Games not so well suited for long goofing off sessions so much as restorative breaks between edits or filing deadlines, the healthy, smoke-free cigarette break. Burt is a fan of Kongregate.com, but I prefer the weird/arty/indie stuff floating out there. This week’s case-in-point is Super Kreml Kart Super Rally, a Soviet-inspired action game that must be played to be truly appreciated. The music is priceless and the dirt simple gameplay – click or don’t click – addictive. Check it out; it can be downloaded (for PC) here.
No longer child's play, the booming global games market is worth billions of dollars. In Games, Inc., BusinessWeek Innovation writer Matt Vella and Tokyo correspondent Kenji Hall analyze emerging business trends in video games and interactive entertainment. They’ll examine everything from button-mashing, chart-topping, console games to serious games commissioned by big corporations to train staff. They’ll also map the evolution of expansive virtual worlds and go behind the strategies at companies that are turning play into big business.