We first caught wind of Syfy getting into the social games biz back in March
, and it has moved quickly, all things considered. A glance at KlickNation's top games is enough to tell you why Syfy chose this fledgling, Sacramento, CA-based game developer to make their Facebook games. KlickNation currently has about 1.2 million players
spread out across four major games (in order of most popular to least) -- Six Gun Galaxy
, Age of Champions
, Superhero City
, and Starship Command: Battle for Earth
. These four fall right in line with the kinds of genres the Syfy Channel purports to service.
Under its undisclosed, multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with Syfy, KlickNation will be unleashing a combat game about the Olympian gods, called Age of Immortals
, later this year. Syfy President David Howe also reports that "around six Facebook games
" are in the works. KlickNation must be ecstatic, because partnering with Syfy (in conjunction with NBC Universal) means access to a newer, wider audience and bigger budgets. And, who knows, maybe one of these games will be turned into a new Syfy film or TV series.
Truth be told, the Syfy Channel leaves many science fiction fans feeling lukewarm. Every now and then, the network champions a gem, such as Battlestar Galactica, but lately have taken to indulging in corny, B-movie fare
, such as Megashark vs Giant Octopus
. Or even worse, the network airs shows that have nothing to do with science fiction, such as WWE SmackDown
. Then again, shows like Megashark vs Giant Octopus
could be translated into one helluva Facebook game.
[Source: The Joplin Globe