O game Cityville: uma nova tendencia da Web/ The City Ville Game: a new trend on the web

Patricia Margarida Coelho, Ruth S. Contreras-Espinosa, Irene Garcia Medina

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    The main aim of this article is to analyze the social game CityVille created by the company Zynga. The game is one of the most recent trends of Facebook available in the web. The election of the game CityVille is to understand the reasons for the huge success obtained by the game. Also, it will be interesting to understand the way that social games has evolved and transformed the communicational relations between the users of the net. Social networks are becoming more and more important and today they are part of the peoples’ lives. With the development of digital language, the way people communicate is changing, now it is possible to communicate with other people through the computer in real time. This study realizes a plural analysis of the game CityVille analyzing different points of view of the social game. The relations between the use of the game and the users, and between the technology and the content of the game are analyzed. In the conclusions we will show the possible directions of the future of social games in the web.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages16
    JournalRevista EducaOnline
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • social games
    • on line social networks
    • trends
    • facebook


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