Real-time multiplayer on Facebook is a concept that's certainly been done before, but not within a fantasy hack-and-slash setting. "I think the big differentiator is really playing with real people in real-time, not just playing a single-player game that has sort of social features that allow you to communicate asynchronously," Goslin told GamesIndustry International. "The only way to retain players is to give them more to do, give them more content. To me the best and longest-lasting content is community."
Goslin is the head of Rebel Entertainment's first project as GM, and faces stiff competition from developers like Rumble and perhaps even Kixeye, as both look to unleash similarly-styled role-playing games on Facebook this year. Of course, this is all assuming that "hardcore" gamers seek such an experience on Facebook. Then again, teaming up with a few buddies in real time to give a few monsters what for sure does sound like a blast.
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