There’s been something of a gold rush for free browser-based, kid-friendly online games recently, particularly from cable networks like Nickelodeon and Disney. Cartoon Network enters that mix dramatically with “Fusion Fall,” a “World of Warcraft”-lite game that’s the first one to approach the quality, playability and potential for mass appeal of its older-skewing brethren. Though the tastes of pre-teen boys are as fickle online as on the air, “FusionFall” is sure to grab its target aud’s attention and, if it’s well supported and marketed, could even turn into a solid business of its own.How about that? Actually, I think the writer, Leigh Alexander, moderated the kids MMO panel at Austin GDC last year, so she apparently knows what she is talking about!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Here's an article about FusionFall from the Hollywood wonks at Variety. It begins as follows: