Zynga celebrates Valentine’s Day with love-filled Words with Friends stats

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In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Zynga has released the results of its third annual Valentine’s Day survey in Words with Friends across Facebook and mobile. The survey asked players to rate the best love-themed words they could create in the app, along with the best celebrity players. The survey also took a look at how Words with Friends has strengthened real world relationships, or even created new ones.

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King to bring Papa Pear Saga to mobile this fall

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Candy Crush Saga developer King has today announced plans to bring Papa Pear Saga to mobile later this fall. The game was originally released on Facebook in March 2013, and has climbed to over 18.9 million monthly active users, according to our app tracking service AppData.

This news is joined by a company milestone, as King’s entire portfolio of games on mobile, Facebook and King.com have crossed one billion daily plays.

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GREE, Marvel release first details on X-Men: Battle of the Atom [Interview]

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GREE and Marvel Entertainment have released the first details concerning X-Men: Battle of the Atom, an upcoming mobile card battle game on iOS and Android. The game has been developed as part of the X-Men 50th anniversary celebration, and it will be released alongside the Battle of the Atom comic book event later this fall.

X-Men: Battle of the Atom will feature both single and multiplayer card battles, as players collect a variety of mutants from X-Men’s past, present and future, and battle villains, including some that may never have been seen before.

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Pretty Simple Games announces Criminal Case for iOS

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French developer Pretty Simple Games has revealed its plans to bring its wildly successful Facebook game Criminal Case to iOS. The hidden object game follows players through their rise to the top of the detective world, collecting evidence and solving cases with a bit of help from friends.

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Puzzle & Dragons developer GungHo Online unveils new mobile game Freak Tower

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Following up the monumental success of its mobile phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons, developer GungHo Online Entertainment America has announced the launch of Freak Tower, a tower management game that combines tower building with tower defense.

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Play-Doh Create ABCs brings the Alphabetic Principle to children on iOS

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One of the most widely recognizable names in children’s toys has partnered with PlayDate Digital for an educational reading app on iPhone and iPad. Hasbro’s Play-Doh Create ABCs is the first educational app created in the Play-Doh brand’s 55-year history, and it was developed in-part with the input of educational expert Dr. Michael Cohen.

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King’s Pet Rescue Saga rockets to #3 on the free iOS charts

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King’s Pet Rescue Saga is the company’s latest puzzle game to take off with phenomenal growth, as the iOS version of the game has skyrocketed to #3 on the Top Free Apps chart, according to our app tracking service AppData.

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JoyBits announces company milestone, new ‘Doodle’ series details

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Mobile game developer JoyBits has reached a company milestone, as its line of ‘Doodle’ mobile games has been downloaded over 100 million times since the first game launched in July 2010. The franchise includes Doodle God, Doodle Devil and Doodle Farm, a series of mobile games that ask players to combine elements to form new and increasingly complex items.

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Arkadium partners with Big Fish, brings Mahjongg Dimensions Unblocked to iOS

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New York based developer Arkadium has expanded on its popular Mahjongg Dimensions brand with the help of Big Fish Games, as the pair has launched Mahjongg Dimensions Unblocked on iOS. The puzzle game offers more than 60 puzzles, as players chase a character called Angry Frank on a journey to help free “Cubies” from his traps.

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Zynga and Hasbro release KRE-O CityVille Invasion game, real world play-sets

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The latest offering from the Zynga and Hasbro merchandising deal has now seen the light, as the pair’s KRE-O CityVille Invasion game has launched on iOS, and Hasbro has now announced the development of KRE-O CityVille Invasion real-world toys.

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