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Gamezebo
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URL www.gamezebo.com
Type of site Casual games
Available language(s) English
Created by Joel Brodie (Founder), Erin Bell (Editor)
Launched 2005
Current status Online

Gamezebo is a website that focuses on editorial coverage of the casual games industry, offering interviews, features, reviews, previews, strategy guides, news and podcasts.

Gamezebo currently covers casual PC games from studios and publishers including PlayFirst, Big Fish Games, Oberon, RealArcade/GameHouse, MumboJumbo, Playrix Entertainment, Gamelab, Sandlot Games, Reflexive Entertainment and Last Day of Work. The site also spotlights new web games, iPhone games, casual massively-multipler online (MMO) games, and casual console video games.

The site is also referred to by casual game developers and publishers, in regards to their reviews, news and walkthroughs.[1][2][3][4]

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History

Gamezebo was founded in 2006 by Joel Brodie, former head of business development at Yahoo! Games. Current and past contributors to the site include Marc Saltzman, Scott Steinberg, Erin Bell, David Laprad, Justin McElroy, Kyle Orland, Chuck Miller, Margie Bissainthe, Meryl K. Evans, Vinny Carrella, Andrew Hayward, Jim Squires, Andrew Webster, Christina Winterburn and Lisa Haasbroek.

The Zeebys

In 2007, Gamezebo and the Casual Games Association jointly launched the Zeebys, a set of awards recognizing the best in casual games each year. The awards are divided into two categories: the People’s Choice Awards are voted on by the general public, while the Craft Awards are voted on by registered members of the Casual Games Association. The Zeeby award winners for 2006 were announced in Amsterdam, The Netherlands as part of CGA Europe: West 2007.[5]

Awards and Industry Involvement

In 2008, Gamezebo was nominated for a Webby Award by the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in the category of Best Video Games-related website.[6]

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