image thumb458 Games and virtual worlds hit a home run with $500 million in fundings in 08

According to our friends, the present year turned out to be the best for virtual worlds and games as they mustered $500 million in funds. Of course chances are many of the games and virtual worlds will end up buried due to the present economic crisis. But the fundings provided to each speak that they are opportunities waiting to be further exploited. Names like BigFish Games ($83 million for downloadable games), Trion World Network ($70 million for online games) and Real Time Worlds ($50 million for online games) top the list of most funded games and virtual world fundings.