Daniel James on Puzzle Pirates, Online Community Management, Cutlass Waving (25 Mar 2004)
So I left my girlfriend playing PopTop's game Bejeweled one day with the laptop in bed, and I came back six hours later, and she was still there. Puzzle games are so compelling, but so vapid and empty as an experience. But if you put that into a massively multiplayer game, you solve both problems.
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