Fans of Minecraft that don’t want to pay for the game have Yacko’s iLands on Facebook as an alternative. In this persistent 3D game, players are given a rotating selection of block types for free each week, or can pay one price to unlock them all. Once they’re ready to build, players use the scroll wheel or the number keys to select their block type, and simply click to place them in the world, building small and quaint or grand and impressive structures, one block at a time.
After an initial release on iOS and Android devices, Battle Nations has officially launched on Steam, giving a whole new set of players the chance to get in on the tactical, turn-based combat experience. The game was released in beta on Steam via the platform’s Early Access program earlier this year, but this official launch introduces new content to gamers, as Valve and Z2 have partnered to bring Team Fortress 2 content to the game.
If you’ve been inside a major Las Vegas resort, you’ve likely seen a large Wheel of Fortune slot machine shining on the casino floor. Now, that real-world slot machine experience has been made virtual in DoubleDown Casino on Facebook and mobile devices, thanks to International Game Technology, or IGT. The real-world Wheel of Fortune slot machine is touted as the world’s most popular, and has created nearly 1,000 millionaires. The virtual experience, on the other hand, rewards virtual winnings, but it’s the first of many developments for the brand.
Happy Elements’ match-three puzzle game Anipop is currently featured on Facebook’s games portal, encouraging players to try some of the title’s 300+ levels. In Anipop, players help animals on their journey by making matches with them, one level at a time.
Each level of Anipop comes with different requirements and a move limit. Players make matches by swapping the location of two touching animals, and may be required to match large numbers of a specific kind of animal or clear ice blocks that rest under animals, among other tasks.
Mobile and social game company Game Insight has announced a series of new updates for its strategy game Cloud Raiders: Sky Conquest. The updates have been made after taking players’ wishes into account, and result in “a lot of new possibilities” for gamers. For instance, the game has been updated with new tactical commands during combat.
Big Farm developer Goodgame Studios has announced the upcoming release of its newest title on browser and mobile devices: Shadow Kings. The MMO building and strategy game sees players creating their own cities in a fantasy setting. The once-peaceful world has been thrown into chaos by an army of orcs, goblins and trolls, and players must work together to defeat this new darkness.
After briefly teasing the game earlier this year, King has officially launched Bubble Witch Saga 2 on Facebook and mobile devices. The game takes players to a colorful world of friendly witches and animals, and challenges them to complete bubble-shooting levels with limited numbers of moves.
Social gaming company Win has announced its plans to bring Thunder Valley Casino Resort to its Slots Craze social casino game on Facebook and mobile. This partnership with with the Sacramento, California-based resort will see Win developing customized slot machines for the Slots Craze game, and players earning prizes redeemable at the real world resort.
Casino game developer PlayStudios has announced an expansion to its rewards catalog in myVegas, the Facebook and mobile slot machine game that allows users to win rewards at real-world Las Vegas hotels and resorts. This expansion sees the company moving outside the Las Vegas area, offering rewards at two MGM Resorts International properties in Mississippi.
British betting and gaming company Coral has announced a partnership with San Francisco-based social and mobile game developer Ruby Seven Studios, which will see the pair developing and launching new social slot machine games on an international level. The first app will see Coral’s games ‘The Magician’ and ‘The Magician Triple Pots’ launched inside a new social game.
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