Minneapolis, Minnesota based Soul and Vibe Interactive has released its first game, Timeless Gems, on Facebook. The title combines match-three puzzle games with a board game, as players are taken to the lands of Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz to meet a cast of familiar heroes and villains.
Rebellion Entertainment launched Evil Genius Online on Facebook in December 2013, and since then, thousands of players have rushed to control their own underground lairs, taking control of an army of minions and completing quests in an attempt to take over the world. Over the past two weeks, the game has been featured in Facebook’s App Center, and Rebellion has made changes to improve its product.
Zynga announced the closure of its life simulation game YoVille in January 2014, triggering an instant reaction from players, who begged Zynga to reconsider its decision. When closure announcements are made, they’re traditionally final. However, Zynga has listened to its fans, and has reversed its decision to close the game on March 31, as was originally planned.
Xi-Art’s Take the Cake is growing fast, as thousands of players have raced to try the new match-three game on Facebook. Take the Cake follows a young girl named Julie, as she enters the Magic Forest to find her lost cat. In each level, players are challenged to complete specific goals, like earning a set number of points or clearing pastries of a single color from the board.
Words with Friends celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, and with that comes the announcement of a refreshed version of the game, complete with new fan-requested features. The New Words with Friends will introduce a streamlined user interface to players on both Facebook and mobile platforms, in addition to new player profiles and word statistics.
Qublix has released its newest match-three game on Facebook, Crystal Island. The game takes players to an uncharted island as they search for the Tears of Poseidon. Each level has a limited number of moves, and challenges players to drop amulets and relics to the bottom of the game board before those moves run out.
The U.S. District Court of San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit against Zynga, which accused the company of misleading investors and inflating the value of its stock price before and after its 2011 IPO.
GSN Games has announced its acquisition of Bingo Bash creator Bash Gaming (formerly BitRhymes). Bingo Bash has over 2.7 million monthly active users (MAU) on Facebook (according to AppData), and is also available on iOS, Android and Kindle devices. With this acquisition, GSN Games says it will reach a MAU count of nearly 10 million players.
Alongside the popularity of Candy Crush Saga, another candy-themed match-three game is climbing up the charts on Facebook, as Sweet Story has reached over 327,000 monthly active users (MAU). The game had just under 55,000 MAU on January 30. Sweet Story sees players rebuilding Sweet City by completing match-three levels to find building materials.
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