'Zoo World' maker wants to start Chinese social game revolution on Facebook
Then again, a quick review of China's most popular social games gives us pause. The big games in China don't seem that much different than what we've already been grinding on for the past 12 months or so. In fact, many of them are straight up clones of our favorite games. Farming sim game, Happy Farm leads the pack in China, as well as a Restaurant City clone RenRen Restaurant. Then there's the lost in translation Slave Manor, which is a copy of Friends for Sale! on Facebook. Some of the more unique games include House Buying from Kaixin 001, which combines farming, parking and real estate simulation games, and Building One, a Sims-like game where players have virtual houses, jobs and socialize in a towering highrise.
Not sure if a game about buying houses or living in highrises will really take off in the US market, but we're still holding out hope that RockYou! has their crosshairs locked onto a few that aren't copycats of games we've already been playing for months. Lips are sealed on other titles under consideration, but keep your eyes peeled for the China social gaming invasion on Facebook in the not-so-distant future.
[Via Inside Social Games, BloggerInsight.com]