Sony Enters Magical Realm With First Facebook Game

by Jeff Cork on Mar 08, 2010 at 04:56 AM

If those constant Farmville invites haven’t already put you on notice, Facebook isn’t just for stalking exes and reuniting with creepy high-school acquaintances. The social networking titan is increasingly becoming a destination for gaming, and developers are all too happy to keep churning out new content. And now you can count Sony Online Entertainment among those companies.

The fantasy-themed strategy game PoxNora is Sony’s first Facebook game. PoxNora, based on a browser-based game of the same name, lets players slug it out in a variety of magical lands with various heroes, monsters, and other creatures. The game is free to play, but, as with most games of its ilk, it supports microtransactions for players interested in gaining the edge over their friends.

Is Sony excited? Are they excited enough to unleash a torrent of jargon? Heck yeah!

“The Facebook platform offers gamers a new and powerful way to interact with and tap into their social communities,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. “With the launch of PoxNora for Facebook, we are leveraging the expertise SOE has gained bringing entertainment to the online gaming community for over 10 years.”