MafiaLife is the worlds best online mafia game created by Knockaround Media, LLC, after purchasing the MafiaLife assets from Aifam-Life, Inc, in 2011. Aifam-Life, Inc launched the original MafiaLife brand game in 2003. Knockaround Media took the brand to a new level, rebuilding the game on the Facebook platform. MafiaLife on Facebook launched the new version early 2012, and already has close to 1,000 users.
MafiaLife is a new style of mafia-themed role-playing gaming (MRPG). MafiaLife has more features to control your player actions, and more details to challenge your game experience than any mafia game in the industry. MafiaLife is a game built around virtual life in the mafia. You get to build your mobster’s specialties, attributes, and characteristics while trying to stay out of trouble, the hospital, and jail. You work and interact with other MafiaLife players to try and keep your crime family, your crew, and yourself on top of the leader board.. The game is a freemium game, meaning it is free to play normally but players have the option of purchasing premium content.
MafiaLife was started by a regular “Dungeons and Dragons” fan Chris Chiarmonte, who was dubbed ‘MafiaLife Chris’ by talk radio show host Ron Bennington of ‘The Ron and Fez Show’ on Sirius XM. In “Dungeons and Dragons”, players created characters and lived imaginary lives within the world of the “Dungeon Master”. There was no end to the game—it went forever. As a fan of the digital computer age and the mafia genre, it seemed natural to create a digital role-playing mafia world on the Internet.
MafiaLife is currently available on Facebook, but Knockaround Media, LLC plans to build the MafiaLife Game on several social networking sites and on the iPhone and Android phones.
MafiaLife is available on Facebook
On Facebook, as of Feb 2012, MafiaLife had up to 700+ monthly accounts created, after only 3 weeks after launch.
In MafiaLife, unlike other games, the end user has any and all tools they need to live a virtual life in a mafia crime family. Some of the features are as follows:
Building mobster attributes, such as Accuracy, Intelligence, Intimidation, Luck, Respect, and Strength.
Earning Power, Money, and Crew Respect to move up in ranks on your crime family tree.
Earn your button to get made as a soldier, lieutenant, capo, underboss, consigliere, or even the Don of your own crime
Build 25 different specialty levels, such as Bookie, Brawler, Driver, Earner, Enforcer, Hitman, Lookout, and Muscle.
Each level dictates your qualifications to organize or be invited to commit interactive crimes, and other actions.
Finish Mob Quests to prove your worthiness for special payouts such as collectors’ items, powerful weapons, and
Engage in player vs. player, crew vs. crew, and family vs. family attacks, such as picking pockets, beatings, shootings,
Purchase, attack, and defend businesses on your turf, while trying to control your borough in your city.
Sell inventory on the black market to other mobsters who are in need. Make a profit selling weapons, collectors’ items,
explosives, vehicles, and other tools of the trade.
Collect dues, commit petty crimes, gamble, and hundreds of other ways to make your way in the MafiaLife.
Leader boards display the top mobsters and families in several categories.
And more to come!
In MafiaLife, you can devote any amount of time to playing and still coexist with the other players competitively. Any time you put in can be used to build your mobster and/or work with your family to do crimes. Play for 5 minutes to accept job invitations and level up, or play 10 minutes to earn mob cash and attack someone for your boss. It’s all up to you in this MafiaLife.
One of the greatest parts of MafiaLife is that success is determined by each player’s individual goal at that moment. One player may want to clip his opponent. Another may want to help his family’s turf war by blowing up a few businesses. A third player can declare his two level movement on the leader board a win if that’s what he’s working for. There are many ways to “win” at MafiaLife, because it’s up to each player. But there is no end to the game play of MafiaLife.
In MafiaLife there is a never-ending challenge to develop your character individually, build your crew cooperatively, and interact as a crime family to commit unlimited crimes. No other mafia game allows for one-on-one, crew-on-crew, and family-on-family competitions. No other mafia game caters to both the “elite everyday” and the “sometimes casual” gamer, and keeps them both addicted.