At least sixty percent of today’s young people turn to online games when they want to pass the time. Social Networking sites like Facebook and Orkut have completely revolutionized this niche and young people are hooked to it! One has only got to see how popular games like “FarmVille” are on Facebook to understand this.
There are online games where you have the option of spending money and playing and there are free games as well. There are also games which have both free versions as well as versions you have to subscribe for. Now contrary to what you might think, people aren’t exactly hesitating parting with their money to play online games.
Games which involve role playing have come up with yet another “payment mode”. Yes, I’m talking about what is known as “credits”. Earlier you could get credits for these games by progressing from level to level, but marketers are now monetizing the entire process. You can now purchase credits with real money!
In fact, social networking sites have majorly cashed in on this. There are about one hundred and forty games on Facebook and each of these games accept Facebook Credits. This form of currency basically allows enthusiastic gamers to purchase special items or weapons or something along those lines, to help them move ahead faster in the game. So whether you’re looking to buy points, avatars, pets or even homes, you can definitely count on Facebook credits!
Spoilt For Choice?
Now the question is, if you are new to the world of online gaming, then which games should you play? Of course word of mouth publicity is still the best form of publicity and you would tend to play a game that your friends highly recommend. Apart from that though, you can choose to visit sites which publish unbiased game reviews, so you can take your pick. Like onlinegamebuddy.com for example.
This site not only offers reviews, but now has its very own game – called Slime Army. This is a game which only experienced gamers should play. You can master it with ten hours of intense mental exertion and by overcoming each of the thirty six levels in the game. What you have to do is match a few slimes – three to be exact- of the same color and use this to fight the forces of evil of the Dark Alliance. Now if you’re a good player and can match more than three slimes of the same color, then you can basically enhance the strength of your character.
Neat, isn’t it? But this doesn’t mean that everyone is rushing to play online games and parting with their hard earned money to purchase credits. It is to cater to this market that sites like Facebook still have free games which are accessible to all. There are many free online games, one such example is Emusicon pinball- it has been developed by Sony Ericsson. So are you game for some online games today?