Disruptor Beam has announced the launch of the first expansion for its Game of Thrones Ascent on Facebook and mobile platforms. The expansion is called “The Long Night,” and it sees players traveling beyond The Wall, facing both the Wildlings and the White Walkers in this new area. The expansion offers upgrades to the game’s Alliances system, along with new quests to complete and items to collect.
After launching the game on Facebook and iOS devices in August 2014, Team Chaos has released Loot Raiders v1.1 on the social network and mobile devices. The update is said to address many issues players had with the game at launch, and also adds a variety of new content features to the MMORPG adventure simulation game.
Since there’s always room for one more match-three game in one’s life, PlayQ Inc has launched Charm King on Facebook. The game asks players to clear symbols (charms) like clouds, butterflies and feathers from the board by swapping the location of two symbols to create lines of three or more matching items, horizontally or vertically. Each level of Charm King has a different board layout and overall requirement for completion, with many of the genre’s expected features, like stars and move limits, being present throughout.
Goodgame Studios has announced the launch of its newest title on browser and mobile devices: Shadow Kings. The strategy MMO was rapidly adopted by gamers, with over one million registrations for the game within the first week of its release. In the game, players are taken to a fantasy land where men, elves and dwarves once lived in peace. An army of orcs, goblins and trolls has threatened the land, so players must build and defend their medieval city from invaders.
Team Chaos has announced the release of its newest title, a Facebook and iOS MMORPG adventure simulation game called Loot Raiders. The game is described as being intuitive enough for players with no experience with MMOs, but also complex enough to appeal to a more hardcore player base.
Glu Mobile has announced the launch of Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores on Facebook, iOS and Google Play. The game was inspired by the company’s popular Deer Hunter 2014, and sees players traveling to a mysterious island inhabited by dinosaurs. As you might assume, this trip isn’t a relaxing vacation on the beach. Instead, gamers are challenged with hunting the island’s inhabitants, earning points for the accuracy and skill of their shots.
Mobile and social game developer Game Insight has announced the launch of Transport Empire on iPhone devices, and plans to bring the game to Facebook and Android in the near future. Transport Empire was released on iPad in April 2014, and challenges players to build a network of trains, steamboats and airships while constructing roads, mines and cities from the ground up.
In the world of persistent, real-time social games, it’s not uncommon for something to go wrong. Whether it’s a quest window that won’t complete, or premium currency that suddenly vanishes, these issues cause headaches for players and developers alike.
Recently, players of FunPlus’ Family Farm Seaside experienced perhaps the biggest possible issue of them all: a (presumed) complete wipe of all of their data, taking them back to the game’s tutorial. The technical issue hit Amazon Kindle users hardest, resulting in an outage for players who were unable to login to their game, or unable to access their saved farms.
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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