King has released its newest Saga installment on Facebook, Pepper Panic Saga, which challenges players to help a dog collect peppers over more than 70 levels by swapping the location of peppers on the screen to make existing peppers grow and explode.
SongPop developer FreshPlanet has announced the release of MoviePop on Facebook, bringing multiplayer movie trivia to the social platform.
MoviePop is most easily described as “SongPop, but with movies,” and it comes with the same multiplayer options and unlockable system that allow for playing a customized game on both Facebook or mobile devices.
Social and mobile game developer and publisher Kabam has announced it has been selected as the publisher for JJSG, or “Three Kingdoms Action” in the West, a strategy role-playing title that is China’s No. 1 web game, according to the Baidu Index.
The game allows hundreds of players to enter into online battles over virtual territory, and is China’s most popular web game, having more than 180 web game platforms as promotion partners.
The existing JJSG experience will be given a “Medieval / Arthurian” theme before its release in the West, while other game features will be changed or at least modified and/or balanced to better draw in Western players.
“Our licensing of JJSG shows yet again how Kabam can work with the world’s most exciting and innovative programmers to bring their games to even wider audiences,” said Kevin Chou, co-founder and CEO of Kabam, in a company statement. “Game companies, wherever they are located, are realizing that Kabam is becoming the go-to company when they want to expose their titles to the opportunities outside of their home markets.”
The partnership for JJSG marks a continuation of Kabam’s strategy to help bring Asian games to Western markets with support for localization, translation, analytics tracking, marketing, user acquisition, player retention and more. Kabam previously announced plans to bring Wartune to the West, another Chinese web game that was co-developed for mobile by 7th Road and Hoolai Games.
Kabam has confirmed to Inside Social Games that JJSG will be released in the west as a browser game, but no specific time table for release has been revealed.
Fans of Golf-style solitaire games have another option on Facebook, as Qublix has released Solitaire Atlantis on the platform. The level-based game takes players under the sea as they work to master a powerful deck of cards capable of saving the city from the evil threatening its very existence.
Hoping to gain some of the same popularity earned by King’s Pet Rescue Saga, 6waves has released Wonderland Epic on Facebook. The level-based puzzle game takes players to the land of the Red Queen, Jack Diamond and Club Ace, and asks them to make matches by simply clicking on groups of two or more matching tiles.
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been given its own Facebook game in Pirates of the Caribbean: Isles of War. The game is based in the world of Johnny Depp / Jack Sparrow’s Pirates of the Caribbean, and is set in 1740, before the events of the Curse of the Black Pearl film.
Isles of War sees players creating their own fleet, conquering the Caribbean as they encounter various characters from the Pirates lore, including Captain Barbossa and Davy Jones, as well as Jack Sparrow himself.
Munich-based social game developer Mintflow Games has announced the launch of Towers of Mystoria, its tower defense and tower offense game on Facebook. Towers of Mystoria throws players into an adventure in the world of Mystoria as they must battle through hundreds of levels across a variety of mission modes.
Ghostly Facebook games tend to fall in the hidden object genre, but Webgames’ newest Facebook game Ghost Saga breaks that trend. The exploration game sees players taking on the role of ghost fighter, exploring environments and uncovering secrets as they defeat ghosts and other evils with their magic wand.
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