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Posted: Nov 13th 2009 6:34PM (Unverified) said

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You can add SmallWorlds.com to this list. Flash-based free to play world with microtransactions that leverages the social graph (e.g. Facebook, and OpenSocial compatible sites).

SmallWorlds has been given stellar reviews and recently won the Adobe MAX 2009 award for Social Computing.

(full disclosure: I helped build out their distribution architecture in year One)

Posted: Nov 14th 2009 1:13AM (Unverified) said

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The problem with this is we are setting these future MMO players for disappointment.
They are coming from a social / sandbox game setting and when they get into "adult" marketed MMO's as they get older, the experience simplifies down to a pre-school level and the social complexity becomes zero.
Instead they face games that pit them against an endless stomp 10 rats with virtually no free-form play at all...

Posted: Nov 14th 2009 5:28AM BaronJuJu said

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Fusion Fall MMO is another you can add to the kid list. My kids enjoy it alot and its something that they play without having to worry about leveling, guilds, etc.

Posted: Nov 14th 2009 5:25PM (Unverified) said

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You can also at the Idea Seeker Universe at KidsCom.com to the list. It is a safe, monitored virtual world where kids interact and learn about climate change and what they can do. It also fosters character development like confidence, patience, hope and joy.

Posted: Nov 15th 2009 5:15AM (Unverified) said

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We recently launched http://britchicks.com - a safe virtual world for girls.

Rather than have all the gaming happen in mini games, we've created lots of 'adventures' and things to do in the room - they could be described as casual quests.

Hope you like it!

Posted: Dec 21st 2009 5:20PM (Unverified) said

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FYI - your Action AllStars link is wrong - leads to Barbiegirls.

Posted: Dec 21st 2009 5:45PM lisapoisso said

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Thanks for the catch; fixed!
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