Social gaming network PIXO is asking users to “question everything” via its trivia platform on Facebook and mobile devices. With PIXO, users can answer groups of trivia questions to earn points, with questions grouped into themes, from environmental conservation and science to sports, music and movies (among many others). In a twist for the trivia space, users are encouraged to create their own “Pixos” (groups of questions) for a chance to be paid if they’re used within the platform.
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Marvel: Avengers Alliance has received its newest content update on Facebook. Entitled “The Inhumans,” the content update introduces players to the heroes and villains of the upcoming Marvel film Inhumans. This is one of the first times players will be able to engage with these characters in an interactive experience.
BulkyPix and GAS have announced the launch of their first co-produced game, My Perfect Man, on Facebook and mobile devices. The game is a life simulation title aimed at women, which allows them to create and mail-order their ideal man, who turns out to be anything but perfect. The game is more easily described as a pet simulation title (mixed with a bit of The Sims), but instead of raising and caring for the needs of a pet, players raise their man and teach him skills.
Ubisoft has announced the launch of its newest game on Facebook, CSI: Hidden Crimes. Previously released on iOS, Android and Amazon devices, the game offers cross-platform progress syncing, so users can keep their progress intact when playing on multiple platforms. In CSI: Hidden Crimes, players take on the role of a rookie crime scene investigator, solving cases in a style similar to that of Pretty Simple Games’ Criminal Case.
MegaZebra has launched its newest title on Facebook: Solitaire Chronicles. The game is the company’s first cross-platform title, having also been released on iOS, with support for progress syncing across multiple devices. Solitaire Chronicles is the sequel to Solitaire Castle, and sees players going on an adventure with a dog named Sparky, who has created a time traveling balloon.
Social and mobile game developer Plarium has announced it has reached a major milestone to end the year, as its titles have surpassed 130 million players across Facebook, iOS, Android and VK.com. Since the company’s foundation in 2009, the developer has released several hits on Facebook, including Total Domination, Magecraft, Pirates: Tides of Fortune and others.
FlowPlay, a developer specializing in virtual game worlds and technology, has announced its partnership with Girlstart, a nonprofit that inspires girls to become interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), to bring an in-game fundraising campaign to two of its titles. From now until January 5, players of FlowPlay’s ourWorld and Vegas World virtual games can raise money for the Girlstart STEM programs by purchasing a branded item within each game.
Facebook has today announced its games of the year for 2014, highlighting the best games from the worlds of both Facebook and mobile gaming. The winners were selected based on player ratings, strength of Facebook implementation, growth and overall game quality, while Facebook’s staff also made some selections for the best games they played this year.
Belka Technologies has launched its newest title on Facebook: Cower Defense. This mix between a tower defense game and a city-builder sees an alien army invading a planet full of cows, with players challenged to help the cows defend their planet through level-based missions. Along the way, players will build and research new technologies at their home base, unlocking additional troop types, or “towers,” for their army.
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