Zynga has announced its second “Oh, What Fun!” holiday charity campaign. This year, the social and mobile game developer has partnered with Heifer International to end hunger and poverty via multiple in-game promotions. From now until December 31, players in eight of Zynga’s games will be able to donate to the Oh, What Fun! campaign by making special in-game purchases of limited edition content.
Following in the footsteps of games like Mystery Manor, Game Insight has released another hidden object game on Facebook: Hotel Enigma. Also available on iPad, Hotel Enigma challenges players with unraveling the mystery in an ornate country hotel by finding hidden objects and completing quests.
An unlikely battle has begun in the animal kingdom in Ooki’s Penguins vs Parrots on Facebook. The game offers strategic warfare, encompassing elements found in games like Triple Town and basic Checkers, as players work to meld eggs into battle units which can defeat their opponents on a grid.
If you can’t get enough of the many bubble-popping games on Facebook, there’s another option to try in Inovento’s Bubble Planet. The game sees players jumping into a hot air balloon and flying across the planet completing stages by shooting bubbles at colorful bubble formations at the top of the screen.
To celebrate the game’s first birthday, Pretty Simple Games has released some monumental stats for its hidden object game Criminal Case (our review) on Facebook. In the past 12 months, the game has been played by 100 million players. representing 40 percent of all Facebook users who play games worldwide.
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Playdemic is welcoming Garfield, the famous food-loving cat, to its Facebook hit Gourmet Ranch this week, just in time for Thanksgiving. The pleasantly plump kitty comes to the game with his friends Odie, Nermal and Pooky for two weeks, starting today.
Puzzle fans looking for a twist on traditional match-three play can now try Square Enix’s Smoothie Swipe on Facebook, a game that focuses on dragging and tracing lines over matching fruit, rather than swapping their positions.
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