Mobile and social game company PlaySpace has launched eight multiplayer games across Facebook and mobile devices, hoping to capture the same success in the US that it has found in Latin America with games for the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets. Part of that lineup is Luno PlaySpace, the company’s take on the card game Uno.
Eva Studio has released yet another new match-three game for players on Facebook: Fiesta, a party-themed game that sees gamers making matches with firecrackers to increase their size and eventually cause them to detonate on the board. The game’s match-three style asks players to swap the locations of touching firecrackers to make matches of three or more like-colored symbols vertically or horizontally.
The mobile game industry has exploded since the launch of the App Store in 2008 with countless new titles appearing every day and ample opportunity for strong advertising revenue. However, not everyone has succeeded in making a profit from their marketing efforts. Sure, Words with Friends, Solitaire, and Candy Crush Saga have done it, but many developers fail to see a strong return on their investment. Here are some tips to consider and how to choose the right type of ad formats for your game.
Mobile and social game company Renatus Media has announced the release of Pet Runaway on Facebook. Developed by PlayMe8, the game sees players completing almost 400 levels of match-two gameplay, clicking on groups of two or more touching, like-colored symbols to remove them from the screen. In doing so, animals fall from the tops of columns to the bottom of the screen and are rescued.
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.
Mobile and social game company PlaySpace has already experienced success in Latin America, with its casual multiplayer games for the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets, but now the company aims to grow elsewhere, like in the US and UK. To do so, PlaySpace offers eight multiplayer games across multiple platforms, including Facebook, iOS, Android and the web.
While most genres have taken a back seat to match-three puzzle games on Facebook, hidden object fans can still try some new options on the platform. One is Panic Room: Outrage, a game that’s described as a “suspense thriller” and a “philosophical parable” in one package. In the game, players are taken to a Victorian mansion, and must explore its rooms to learn more about the mansion’s history in order to escape.
myVegas developer PlayStudios has announced its partnership with Konami to bring branded Konami game content to players of myVegas on Facebook. The partnership is already live in the slot machine game, as a new slot machine is available for gamers: Konami’s China Mystery.
Developer Strange Loop Games has launched its new game, Picture This, on Facebook. Featured on Facebook under the name “Scribbly Wits,” the game is described as the old game of “telephone,” but with pictures. In each game, one player begins by drawing a picture of their own design. The next person describes this picture using text. The third player draws a picture of the text description, and so on, until the game is complete. Games can also begin with a text phrase, rather than a drawing.
Qublix’s Puffy Pop has been played by over one million gamers on Facebook, and takes players to a land of magic, inhabited by colorful Puffs, creatures that spend their time collecting elixir. This elixir sustains life in the Puff Kingdom, but in the wrong hands, it can be used to unleash unimaginable destruction. In Puffy Pop, players will become the hero of the Puff Kingdom, completing match-three levels in order to stop an evil being named Gruff from collecting that elixir and taking over the land.
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