My company is looking to develop a Facebook game with many of the social gaming features of a farmville type game and also the competitive features of a Car Madness type game.
Ideally, this game would be able to to be played on mobile smartphones by accessing facebook through their browser.
It will be important to allow players to purchase additional game points (in addition to earning them through play) by 1) purchasing actual diecast cars from our web site 2) by purchasing virtual cash via paypal, credit card, etc. 3) by repsonding to advertiser offers.
The game concept will be revealed in full detail once the top 2 developers are chosen. Similar to Farmville, the game will be themed around adding items to a players collection and adding upgrades to items within their collection and lending a hand to fellow players and asking them to help you on projects as well. Players will be able to customize and dress their game avatar that can also be shown to other players.
In addition to the Farmville model, players can also compete with one another in 2 ways:
Server Decided Competitions similar to fights in Pirates Rule the Carribean and races in Car Madness. Where wins/losses are determined by each players score in various categories (i.e. experience, power, handling, aerodynamics, etc.)
Player Decided Competitions where player voting is added into the equation to determine winners in a different type of competition based on additional categories (i.e. Wow factor, Cool, Gotta Have, strength).
The time frame is to have the game running early 1Q10 and to add features, levels over 3-6 mths from launch.