InnoGames Launches Rising Generals in Open Beta

Rising GeneralsTribal Wars 2 developer InnoGames has announced the open beta launch of its strategy MMO, Rising Generals, exclusively in the United States. For the development of the game, InnoGames was supported by American game designer Bruce Shelley, known for his work on the Civilization and Age of Empires series. In Rising Generals, players command their own military base, defending it against hostile attackers while unlocking new technologies over time.

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Neverwinter: Rise of Tiamat Content Update Launches on PC

Game publisher Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced the launch of the newest content update in Neverwinter, entitled Rise of Tiamat. The free-to-play MMORPG is set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms Universe from Wizards of the Coast, with this new content update being the culmination of the Season of Dragons, and a direct follow-up to the game’s fourth module: Tyranny of Dragons.

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The Skies MMORPG Revealed for PC, Mac

Ukrainian game developer Eforb Games has announced the development of its post-apocalyptic free-to-play MMORPG, The Skies, for PC and Mac. Inspired by the science-fiction novel Skies, the game is described as an MMORPG, but not in the traditional sense of the word. Instead, players will complete a non-linear storyline, where they can create their own “game reality” and choose their own role within it.

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R2Games Launches Kingdom Rift in Open Beta

Zombies Ate My Pizza publisher R2Games has announced the release of its newest MMORPG, Kingdom Rift, in open beta. The Facebook title takes players to a world where the seven deadly sins have come to life in the form of seven demon kings, who wish for nothing more than to destroy everything that is good in the world.

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InnoGames Announces City-Building MMO Elvenar for Browser

ElvenarOnline game developer InnoGames has announced the development of Elvenar, its strategy city-building MMO for browser. Elvenar takes players to a fantasy-themed world, where they’ll choose to create a city for the Elves or the Humans, with this choice having a major impact on the way the game plays out. In the game, users build and upgrade their city, but can also interact with other players and compete in turn-based battles on a 3D battlefield.

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Aeria Games Announces Echo of Soul for North America, Europe

Free-to-play games company Aeria Games has announced that Echo of Soul, a fantasy-themed MMORPG, will be coming to North America and Europe in Spring 2015. The game was originally launched in Korea last year, and was developed by Nvius Corporation (including members of the team behind another MMO, Lineage II). In Echo of Soul, players choose from five classes and explore what’s described as a “massive” game world.

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RuneScape’s Lost City of the Elves Opens to Players

Jagex has announced a major new content update for its flagship MMO, RuneScape, unlocking Prifddinas, the high-level content capital of the game for players. This content update is called Lost City of the Elves, with the metropolis being the conclusion to a quest chain players first learned about 10 years ago. It contains four clan-controlled districts for players to explore, as of this writing.

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Reality Squared Games Announces Upcoming Release of Mythborne on Broswer

mythborne 650Games publisher Reality Squared Games (R2 Games) has announced the upcoming release of its newest browser title, Mythborne. Developed by TianTuo Company, the free-to-play MMORPG will take players to a world of Greek mythology, where they’ll balance the use of their own character’s skills with those of secondary heroes, while also completing a journey to defeat evil.

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The Biggest Trends in Social Gaming Right Now

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Led by the growth of mobile devices, social gaming is one of the most engaging and popular activities across all screens. In fact, according to a report conducted by Newzoo, players around the globe spend one billion hours daily playing games. To put that into perspective, that’s more than five times the amount they spend on YouTube or Facebook.

Another report, this time from Flurry, an apps analytics and ad tools marketplace for developers, shares that the average U.S. consumer spends two hours and 42 minutes a day on mobile devices; 86 percent of that time is spent in apps and 14 percent is spent browsing the Web. Gaming commands roughly 32 percent of consumers’ app time.

Looking ahead, analysts are already predicting that mobile gaming will generate upwards of $100 billion in revenue by 2017. But just how is social and mobile gaming growing at such a swift pace? Below are a few of the biggest trends and tactics being utilized to keep players locked on, and engaged with their social games. (more…)

GoldFire Studios officially launches HTML5 casino game CasinoRPG

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Oklahoma City-based GoldFire Studios has announced the official launch of its Kickstarter-funded, HTML5 powered social casino game CasinoRPG. The game released in beta on the web in September 2013, and combines elements from multiple game genres, like roleplaying and tycoon games, into one experience.

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