Welcome to Friday’s casual games news roundup. Among the top headline this week: RealNetworks acquires Trymedia, Jagex launches the online gaming community FunOrb Games, and GameSpot interviews gaming legends Sid Meier (Civilization, Railroad Tycoon) and Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese restaurants.)


  • RealNetworks to acquire Trymedia from Macrovision

  • Jagex launches FunOrb Games

  • Endemol USA goes gaming online

  • Arkadium continues to drive forward in the Flash-based games market

  • Casual game publishers widely embrace NeoEdge solutions for ad-supported games

  • Competitive Games International issues performance update to shareholders

  • Indyarocks.com Introduces Free and Endless Casual Games


  • How Madame Fate got her voice: an audio post-mortem

  • GDC ’08: Sid Meier, Game Tycoon

  • Q&A: Nolan Bushnell gets massive

  • Casual Games Get Serious

  • Game Ads Support the Free Play Model

  • Opinion: Piracy & Casual Games – The Follow-Up

  • GDC impressions: Innovate or die (what else is new)

  • CGS: Filling the Void Between Casual And Mainstream Games

  • The Myth of Casual Gaming