Dear Nimblebit, It's not just Zynga... - Imgur
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Geez, does EVERYONE in the gaming industry copy each other???
Apparently, just the venture capital-backed billion dollar casual gaming companies. :)
Pixar, Bungie, Valve. Yes, Pixar is not a gaming company, but I believe there are folks out there intending to create wholly original content.
BTW, I don't understand the moniker "social" games. I'd wager for many, the wii, the Kinect, and whole gaming genres WOW, Halo via Xbox Live, Call of Duty are only ever played socially by the majority of is users.
A social game is any game played with others. So you're right, those are all social, too.