Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Monstermind: Bossa's first game lets you lay waste to Facebook friends

Justin McElroy
09.16.11
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links


If you know Bossa Studios at all, it's likely for lead designer Mike Bithell who made the thoughtful Thomas Was Alone and conceptualized a Source Code game. But after today, the studio will likely be synonymous with its first project: A Facebook release called Monstermind that goes into open beta today.

In a concept that had to have been borne of frustration with Facebook game tropes, Monstermind lets you build a town with its own thriving businesses, homes and citizens. Then, it lets you buy a monster and lay waste to the towns of your friends until they're less thriving and more writhing in agony. It's a heck of an idea, and one that we've had trouble pulling away from long enough to write this post.

Considering how well its first game works out of the gate, it's understandable that Bossa was purchased by News Corp, who says it'll keep the developer focused on social games. Judging from how long we've been tormenting one another in Monstermind, it seems like a wise choice.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
SpaceX's first Starship pops its top during a 'pressure test' in Texas

SpaceX's first Starship pops its top during a 'pressure test' in Texas

View
What's coming to Netflix in December: 'The Witcher' and 'Lost in Space'

What's coming to Netflix in December: 'The Witcher' and 'Lost in Space'

View
Verizon's 5G coverage maps are here, and they're sparse

Verizon's 5G coverage maps are here, and they're sparse

View
Apple's iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button

Apple's iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr