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.
March 2, 2014, marked the 86th installment of the Academy Awards. But for social media expert Aidan Cassidy and literally millions of Twitter, Facebook, and InstaGram users worldwide that day featured the “Selfie That Went Round the World.”
When Ellen DeGeneres beckoned Bradley Cooper to crouch down and take a Twitpic on the floor of the Dolby Theatre, it was no wonder that celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, and Brad Pitt fell over themselves to be included.
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.
Ludia and FremantleMedia North America have announced the launch of Family Feud & Friends 2 on Facebook and mobile devices. The sequel to the original Family Feud & Friends offers an updated take on the classic television game show, including a new tournament mode and an enhanced predictive text input and spell checker to make entering answers easier and faster than before.
If you’re looking for a new word-building game on Facebook, then you’ll likely be interested in Qublix’s Word Wizards. The word game asks players to clear levels by clicking and dragging their mouse over letter tiles to form words, earning points and removing those tiles from the board in the process.
Developer Bright Future and publisher Travian Games have reached a new milestone with their browser-based game Rail Nation, as one million players have signed up to become virtual railway managers. This success comes on the heels of the release of Rail Nation USA, a scenario added to the game back in May.
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