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Hotel City lets you and your friends start your very own world class hotels! With more customization options than ever before you can build your hotel in any way you please and decorate it just how you like it. With so many choices and details to perfect no two hotels are ever the same! When you're happy just employ some of your friends to work for you and watch the coins come rolling in! Before you know it you'll be turning your small time hotel with a handful of rooms into a huge and thriving 5 star business! Click follow this game to be alerted the moment the game is released.

Hotel City, My Empire, four other Playfish games closing down

Sep 13, 2011

As The Sims Social sails to the top of the charts on Facebook, six other games from Playfish aren't doing quite as well. In fact, games like My Empire and Hotel City are doing so poorly that the developer will be shutting them down by the end of this month.

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Hotel City hosts huge 25% off sale for 48 hours

Nov 29, 2010

Hotel City Playfish Cash sale
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are definitely the time for sales, and if you're a Facebook gamer who doesn't mind spending money in games, you can get a great deal around this time of year. Today, Playfish has kicked off a 48 hour sale that gives great discounts on your favorite Playfish Cash items in Hotel City.

For the next 44+ hours, all Playfish Cash items in Hotel City will be 25% off. This means items, rooms, and everything else in the store. Regardless of what you want in the store, you'll see the old price crossed off, and a new discounted price shown instead. This appears to be a Cyber Monday-inspired sale, although it's continuing throughout tomorrow as well so you'll have a bit of extra time to spend your cash.

Perhaps you want to check out the new sweet candy themed rooms and decorations? Or maybe you'd like to buy the Vegas casino items to go with your free Casino room? The choice is yours, but as long as you purchase within the next 44 hours or so, you'll get a sweet 25% discount.

Do you still play Hotel City, or are you bored with the game? Tell us in the comments!

 

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Add More Fright To Your Hotel City This Halloween With New Rooms, Decorations

Oct 23, 2010

In addition to the Dracula Room released in Hotel City earlier this month, Playfish has been hard at work creating even more spooky rooms that may or may not scare the daylights out of your customers.

The first is the Pumpkin Room, available to purchase for 20 Playfish Cash. It will generate 200 coins and 200 experience points per hour. Other rooms are the Ghostly Attic and Mad Scientist Room.

In addition, some new decorative items have been added to the game's store, allowing you to transform your previously placed rooms into those that are also ready to trick or treat your guests this Halloween. It should be noted that most of these items are those that are found in the complete rooms mentioned above, so you can also put these rooms together yourself if you have the funds and patience to do so.

Some of the items include a Pumpkin Four-Posted Bed, a Pumpkin Red-Eyed Moon painting, a cobweb wallpaper, sofas and more. These items are available for both coins or Playfish Cash, so there's a little something for everyone to enjoy the season.

Check out the rest of our Halloween 2010 coverage right here.

Have you decked out your hotel for Halloween? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments! Add comment

 

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Hotel City gets ready for its first Halloween with new location and decor

Oct 14, 2010

Hotel City gets ready for Halloween
Hotel City Halloween Ground DecorationsIt's hard to believe that Playfish's Hotel City is less than a year old (it launched in March), so this will be its first time trick-or-treating players with new Halloween goods.

Let's see what the game has lined up... for starters, the Locations feature has been updated with "Creepy Valley", a chilling, full moon background that will also allow you to purchase the Dracula room (costs 60,000 coins, grants 195 coins per hour) when unlocked. Unlocking the background requires you to collect the following: 3 Broadway Theater Tickets (found in lobbies), 4 Silver skulls (found on gifts page), and 4 Vampire grills (also on gifts page).

The Haunted Carriage (costs 75,000 coins, grants 240 coins per hour) looks like an outdoors decor piece, but it's actually sold at the in-game store under "Commercial rooms". For actual outdoors decor, there's four new pieces in "Ground decorations" -- Vagabond ghost (3 Playfish Cash), Witch tree (4 PFC), Happy Jack 'O' lantern (5 PFC), and Talking door (10,000 coins).

 

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Is Playfish's latest 'player research session' a play-phishing scam?

Oct 5, 2010

Playfish Amazon voucher interview offer
It might be too good to be true, but today, it seems that Playfish, the maker of popular games such as Restaurant City, Pet Society, and Hotel City -- sent out an announcement to players that says it's offering $80 USD per person, in the form of an Amazon Gift voucher, to participate in a "player research session!"

All it wants from you is to make an appointment to talk to them over the phone, for one hour, while you play their games on Facebook. In exchange, they want your name, age, phone number, and time preferences. That sounds like phishing doesn't it? To top it off, they already have your email, and if you respond, you're confirming that it's yours. So normally, an offer like this reeks of scammy spam, and if you're smart, you'll delete it and move on. But this one looks too perfect to be fake; it even includes links to Electronic Arts' (which bought Playfish last November) Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Electronic Arts and Playfish: Play Games, Give Feedback
Players who got this notice are folks who signed up for an email subscription to the official Playfish newsletter, and this offer isn't limited to the United States either. A different version of the letter was posted in the forums by a concerned player, and that one is offering to pay with an £80 Amazon Gift voucher. £80 converts to $127 USD, which is way more than the offer I got. The discrepancy is enough to make me suspicious, but I did sign up for it. If anyone has any of these emails, I encourage you to share them. Other than that, we must wait for Playfish to confirm if these emails are genuine.

The person who posted her letter to the forum has caught the attention of a moderator, so I recommend checking in on this thread.

UPDATE (7 PM): A Playfish rep confirms that this offer is not spam and is, indeed, legit.

"This is a legitimate offer that we sent to a random selection of players from throughout the Playfish community. Since Playfish was founded in 2007, we've continually sought feedback and advice from our worldwide player community to help make our games as fun and compelling as they can be.

This particular survey is seeking similar player input but since it requires more time of players we felt it was appropriate to reward them for their assistance."

So, if you get an email with this offer, you can feel free to take this survey and in return, you will be compensated with an $80 Amazon credit.

 

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Earn Free Playfish Cash in Restaurant City, Hotel City, & More!

Sep 29, 2010

While developers like Zynga or CrowdStar have the “free premium currency” systems down to what seems to be a science, either rewarding users as they level up in games, or even offering extra opportunities like Lotto Tickets in Cafe World or the PetVille Genie Gems game, Playfish is the odd man out, with Playfish Cash [...] Related posts:
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The Easiest Free Playfish Cash You'll Ever Earn

Sep 28, 2010

Playfish Add Playfish Cash window
Compared to Zynga and Crowdstar, Playfish is incredibly stingy with offering free premium cash to its players. Zynga games like PetVille and Cafe World, always have free Pet Cash or Cafe Cash giveways on their official Facebook fanpages, and even through in-game activities (e.g. Cafe World's Scratch Lotto and PetVille's Daily Clean Pet Bonus). Zynga also supplies plenty of simple and easy activities from sponsors that allow players to earn premium cash through answering questions and viewing videos. Even Crowdstar lets players earn one free premium cash every time they level up in their games, but Playfish only did that once, back when they were busy promoting Hotel City in April.
Earn Playfish Cash
It's true that when you click on "Add Playfish Cash" in the Playfish games, you'll see a swarm of survey options from TrialPay. But I've reviewed these survey offers here, and concluded that they often end up wasting their time and those of the players'.
Free Playfish Cash from Kia Motors, Sony Ericsson, and VH1
Well, finally, there's a chance to snag some simple, fuss-free, no-giving-over-your-personal-info or emails or paying-real-cash or subscribe-to-random-things for free PFC! Because right now, there's three video-watching offers from Kia Motors, Sony Ericsson, and VH1 in TrialPay that'll net you 1 PFC each. Players who know how hard it is to get PFC would understand how rare an opportunity this is. All PFC earned here is good for use in Restaurant City, Hotel City, Pirates Ahoy!, Pet Society, et al. And even if you don't play any Playfish games, it's best you don't miss out.

 

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Halloween Guide for FarmVille, Mafia Wars, FrontierVille & more

Sep 27, 2010

halloween 2010 facebook games
The Fall is characterized by refreshing air and colorful leaves. Yet, though Summer has come and gone, and the weather is getting colder, there is reason to rejoice. For one, cold weather means we have no choice but to stay inside, get cozy, and play our favorite Facebook games. In addition, those of us who play Facebook games know there are a few more things to look forward to in the realm of games. No I'm not talkinghalloween 2010 about Plants vs Zombies Halloween costumes (although that is very exciting). I'm talking about holiday releases. And fortunately for us, Halloween 2010 is just around the corner.

Starting with Halloween 2010, then Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas, all our favorite Facebook games roll out all kinds of awesome content for us fans. As always, first up is Halloween. Halloween 2010 falls on Sunday, October 31st. You can expect another year of pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and of course, Facebook game Halloween items and features.

As usual, we expect some of the biggest games to roll out Halloween 2010 updates such as FarmVille, Pet Society, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, PetVille, Cafe World, Happy Aquarium, and more. To see what's new in your favorite Facebook games for Halloween 2010, check out the complete holiday coverage below:

FarmVille


Cafe World


FrontierVille


Happy Island


Zoo World


FishVille


YoVille


Wild Ones


Pet Society


Hotel City


PetVille


Restaurant City


Continue to check back for all the latest updates as Halloween 2010 draws nearer.

 

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Top 20 Best Facebook Games

Sep 20, 2010

In a recent survey of Facebook users, over 50% of the respondents play games on the social network and 19% say they're 'addicted' to games like FarmVille, where you plant and harvest virtual crops with. In roughly a year, Facebook has gone from a place where you upload NSFW party pics to a full-fledged gaming platform.

FarmVille is the call brand of Facebook gaming -- you'd be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't at least heard of this virtual farm game -- but there are hundreds of other social games on the platform waiting for discovery. How do you know which ones are worth your time? Take a gander at this list of the 20 best Facebook games, based on number of players.

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FarmVille
http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/
Join the virtual farming revolution with the game that started it all -- FarmVille. Plant and harvest crops, trees and animals, while working with friends to collaboratively build a hodge podge of items, everything from a beehive to a pigpen. Once you've mastered farming, try your hand at running a winery, spa or bakery. Give it a try -- 60 million players can't be wrong.


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Texas Hold 'Em Poker
http://apps.facebook.com/texas_holdem/
Knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em is crucial to beating the competition in the best poker game on Facebook. Play Texas Hold 'Em against random live players and partner up with friends to give each other extra chips and boosts. Best of all, no one will ever be able to read your 'tells' when you're bluffing.

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FrontierVille
http://apps.facebook.com/frontierville
Travel to the Wild West and create your very own frontier town, while keeping nature at bay, in this case, wild grass, trees, snakes, bears and other pesky varmints. This simulation game gives you lots of missions, so you're never stuck wondering what to do next, and IMHO, is a must-play for anyone interested in Facebook/social gaming or life as a pioneer.
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Mafia Wars
http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/
If you like any of the following: The Godfather, Scarface, Sopranos, Grand Theft Auto or Mafia II, take your passion for mob life and put it into this text-based social game where you head up your own virtual mafia. Clicking on buttons and watching progress bars has never been more fulfilling.
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Cafe World
http://apps.facebook.com/cafeworld
Try your hand a running a virtual cafe, cooking dishes and returning to serve them before they go bad. Recently, the game added a series of Catering Missions that have really turned up the heat.

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Treasure Isle
http://apps.facebook.com/treasureisle/index.php
Dig up buried treasure in Zynga's click-adventure game on Facebook. You'll unearth scads of items while digging your way through umpteen islands, including some that are populated with ninja monkeys. Ninja monkeys - can you dig it? We can.

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PetVille
http://apps.facebook.com/petville/
Raise and care for a virtual pet by feeding and bathing it regularly and doing other normal pet things -- like building their wardrobe and decorating their palatial homes from top to bottom.

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MindJolt Games
http://apps.facebook.com/mindjolt/index.jsp
Word games, puzzles games, card games and clones of your favorite old-school video games make up the always popular Mind Jolt games Facebook app.

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Pet Society
http://apps.facebook.com/petsociety/
Pet Society is a pet simulation game where you care for pets -- feed, bathe and clothe them -- and take them treasure hunting for rare items and to the pond to scare up some of the most creative fish you've ever seen. My favorite? The Macaronfish.

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Bejeweled Blitz
http://apps.facebook.com/bejeweledblitz
This is Bejeweled for the Facebook gaming set. Match three or more sets of the same colored gems as many times as possible in one minute. Then see how your score fares against your friends. Keep playing for countless hours to beat them all, only to have your high score erased in a week, and then it all begins again.

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Happy Aquarium
http://apps.facebook.com/happy-aquarium/
Stock and run your own virtual fishtank in Happy Aquarium. Keeping your tank algae free has never been easier and, if you forget to feed your fish, they'll be sad, but you won't ever find them floating belly up.

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Zoo World
http://apps.facebook.com/playzoo/zoo/home.php
Play Zoo Keeper to the world's largest island zoo. Keep the place stocked with animals and draw more visitors by constantly building and adding new attractions. The best part of the game? This is the one zoo where you're actually encouraged to feed the animals.

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Restaurant City
http://apps.facebook.com/restaurantcity/
It's your turn to play restaurateur in this adorable game from Playfish. This game is similar to Cafe World, but focuses less on
cooking times and more on collecting ingredients to build out an impressive menu.


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Market Street
http://apps.facebook.com/marketstreet/
Put your retail ambitions to the test in this game that lets you set up and run your own store -- whether it's clothes, music or
hardware goods -- or a combination of all three. Just remember to put your stock on the floor or you'll be forced to liquidate.

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FishVille
http://apps.facebook.com/fishville
Take care of your own virtual fish tank, stocking it with fish and keeping them fed. Warning: if you don't take care of your swimming friends regularly, you'll find yourself with a tank full of floaters.

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Happy Pets
http://apps.facebook.com/happy-pets/
If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to be a cat lady, this is your chance. Pile as many cats as you can in a room (the more you upgrade, the more your house can hold) and then care for them and play with them. Kitties not you thing? There's dogs, gerbils, bunnies and pet dinosaurs, too.

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Nightclub City
http://apps.facebook.com/nightclubcity/
Keep the party happening long after the night is over in this dance club simulation game from Booyah. Keep the bar stocked and the patrons moving as your virtual DJ plays real-life music tracks from indie artists.

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YoVille
http://apps.facebook.com/yoville
Deck out your crib and then watch at your virtual friends drop by to say 'yo.'

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Happy Island
http://apps.facebook.com/happy-island/
See what it's like to run your own virtual island resort in Happy Island. Deck out your place with businesses and attractions to keep visitors happy, and don't forget to check back every once in a while to clean up after the sun-seeking masses.

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Hotel City
http://apps.facebook.com/hotelcity/
Turn your tiny hotel into a luxury sleeping palace, adding rooms, decking them out and keeping your hotel open for business as a steady flow of customers visit, take a nap and leave just in time for another weary traveler to take their place.

Which of these games do you play? What other Facebook games are the 'best?' Sound off in the comments below. Add comment.

 

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PlayFish Gaming Updates: Hotel City Crimson Room, A Monkey Comes to Country Story, & New Pet Society Free Gifts

Jul 20, 2010

A few of PlayFish’s games have been updated, with new updates coming to Hotel City, Country Story, and Pet Society. For Hotel City, you can add a new themed room to your hotel, while a helper monkey in Country Story will make tend to your crops so that you don’t have to. Finally, some new [...] Related posts:
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