Chapter 5

Facebook Design Lessons from KIXEYE and 5th Planet Games

In This Chapter

  • Learning Facebook design from designers who learned the hard way
  • Designing Facebook strategy games the KIXEYE way
  • Designing Facebook RPGs the 5th Planet way

Although it’s all well and good to talk about general design principles for building engagement and revenue in Facebook games, it’s perhaps even more important to see how they’ve been applied in specific, successful titles. In this chapter, we will analyze the success of two developers who’ve managed to prove there’s a market for hardcore games on the Facebook platform: the strategy games of KIXEYE and the adventure RPGs of 5th Planet Games.

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