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.
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.
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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