Life Gaming

Consumers turn to video games to simulate real-life experiences
Implications - Thanks to the popularity of the farming game Farmville, consumers are once again embracing life-mimicking games, from new versions of The Sims to entrepreneur role-playing games. However, today’s online gamers also get social networking capability—not only can they simulate life experiences, they can also share them with their friends. Like augmented reality and reality TV, life-simulating games let a person go outside of their comfort zone and “live” in a way that may be drastically different to reality.
SCORE: 3.6
Mild Top 6 Examples: 12,705 Total Clicks Jul 10 - Jun 11
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Entrepreneur Flash Games - Corporation Inc. is a Safe Way to Build a Business
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 6,103 Clicks Pub: Nov 26, 10
Entrepreneur Flash Games
Corporation Inc. is a Safe Way to Build a Business
Why risk starting a business yourself when you can take the safe way and play Corporation Inc. Corporation Inc. is a flash game that lets you build and then micromanage your own business. Corporation… [More]
Relationship Status Sites - Tokii Lets You Manage Your Relationship Online
SCORE: 4.7
Mild 1,136 Clicks Pub: Apr 4, 11
Relationship Status Sites
Tokii Lets You Manage Your Relationship Online
Tokii is a new Canadian website designed to help couples improve their relationship. Tokii helps couples out by letting them check the status of their relationship online. Partners can request things from… [More]
Entrepreneurial Retail Games - Own a Boutique with PopSugar's Facebook 'Retail Therapy' Game
SCORE: 2.7
Mild 3,775 Clicks Pub: Jul 21, 10
Entrepreneurial Retail Games
Own a Boutique with PopSugar's Facebook 'Retail Therapy' Game
Now you can be the owner of your very own fashion store with PopSugar's Retail Therapy game on Facebook. This virtual game lets aspiring fashion entrepreneurs act as the owner of a high-end fashion boutique,… [More]
Game-Based Recruiting - My Marriott Hotel is a Farmville-Like Game for the Hospitality Industry
SCORE: 3.6
Untested 853 Clicks Pub: Jun 15, 11
Game-Based Recruiting
My Marriott Hotel is a Farmville-Like Game for the Hospitality Industry
Marriott International is hoping that its new recruiting game My Marriott Hotel will help it fill the 50,000 open positions at the company's locations worldwide. The game takes a Farmville-like approach:… [More]
Pop Star Social Media Games - The GagaVille Zynga Game is Exactly Like FarmVille
SCORE: 1.9
Untested 269 Clicks Pub: May 13, 11
Pop Star Social Media Games
The GagaVille Zynga Game is Exactly Like FarmVille
Pop culture icon Lady Gaga has paired up with Zynga, the makers of FarmVille, to produce a variation of the game entitled GagaVille. The game will be released on May 17th and feature mythological unicorn… [More]
Simulated Social Media Realities - The Sims Social on Facebook Will Increase User Interactions
SCORE: 3.2
Untested 569 Clicks Pub: Jun 13, 11
Simulated Social Media Realities
The Sims Social on Facebook Will Increase User Interactions
The American video game company EA recently announced the launch of 'The Sims Social' that will serve as a Facebook extension of the popular online game. 'The Sims Social' will allow Facebook users to… [More]
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