What Games Are: Here Come “Local” Mobile Games

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http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. When we talk about “social” in the context of gaming, we mean one of two ideas. The first is using social networks to distribute games, connect players and provide server-hosted fun over the long term. These kinds of game are often better described as “parallel,” as they are essentially single-player roleplaying games that sometimes co (IT news)