Alex St. John takes yet another crack at social games with Magi.com
This new social gaming hub, according to VentureBeat, employs many of the same ideas that the social game guru applied to Hi5 in hopes of boosting the potential of social games. Emeryville, Calif.-based Magi.com will allow Facebook game makers to easily adapt their games to its platform. But St. John's timing raises some red flags, what with Zynga's recently-launched game platform. That said, there's one key difference, he claims.
"It's a coincidence that Zynga is becoming a publishing platform, but we are doing this with real and anonymous friends," St. John told VentureBeat. "It does anonymous friend matching, but you can invite real friends and they can see who you are. It also does not sit behind a registration wall like Zynga has."
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Have you tried the new Magi.com for your social gaming fix yet? Do you think that St. John and crew can finally take the fight to not only Facebook, but now Zynga? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.