Gamesys is experiencing continued success with its popular Facebook game Here Be Monsters. While Here Be Monsters currently sits at 155,000 monthly active users (MAU), according to our tracking service AppData, that number is expected to grow thanks to the game’s recent release on iPad. The mobile release features cross-platform play, allowing iOS gamers to dive into the game’s 600 existing quests.
Online game publisher R2Games has revealed new details for Monkey King Online, its upcoming browser-based massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG). Monkey King Online is based on the Chinese epic Journey to the West, and offers a free-to-play world full of Chinese mythology for play.
Are gamers all hyperactive teenagers, or are they just the main characters from “The Big Bang Theory?” Game Insight project manager Denis Levchik discusses what it truly means to be a mobile gamer in terms of age, gender, engagement, and game preference.
Q: Who is the average mobile gamer?
For game companies, major events seem cut-and-dried: GDC, E3, consumer shows like GamesCom or PAX. But with all the major tech events that take place in the Bay Area, it can be very tempting to blow most, if not all, off. Events like the Crunchies, Launch Festival, and SXSW are mainly for nongaming tech firms, right? Wrong. Here are five reasons why major tech conferences are now more relevant for mobile gaming firms than ever:
Players looking to take a break from traditional match-three games can now try Sugar Tales, a level-based Facebook game that asks players to help a monster eat candy in large groups of bright colors. Instead of swapping the location of candies, players click on groups of three or more touching candies, while the monster moves around the board to eat them.
NSi4’s Car Stories is quickly racing up the charts on Facebook, as car fans are challenged to build and research exotic vehicles in this car-themed city-building game. Designed as a car collection game, players in Car Stories will build garages, research buildings and more to increase their collection with classic rides as well as sports cars.
There’s always room for one more social casino game, as proven by the rapidly growing Gold Fish Casino Slots on Facebook. The game has 681,000 monthly active users (MAU), according to our app tracking platform AppData. That’s up from just 206,000 at the end of February. In Gold Fish Casino Slots, players wager virtual currency on underwater-themed slot machines in the hopes of striking it rich, at least digitally.
This week at Game Developers Conference (GDC), Facebook revealed new statistics for Facebook-connected games across the web and mobile devices. On average, over 375 million people play Facebook-connected games each month, while Facebook’s own website and mobile apps send 735 million referrals, on average, to games each day.
We’re familiar with the war between birds and pigs, but did you know an equally important battle is currently waging between pigs and dragons? That’s the case in Pig & Dragon, CookApps match-three Facebook game which currently has over 843,000 monthly active users and climbing, according to our app tracking platform AppData. The game sees players swapping pieces of fruit to feed dragons, with a variety of goals to complete along the way.
Social game developer Plarium has announced the launch of its newest title on Facebook, Sparta: Wars of Empires. The game takes players to Greece in the 5th Century BC, and places them in the role of a Lord, having just returned home from combat against Xerses and the Persian Empire. The massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS) challenges players to build their city-state while also protecting their land from the continuing Persian threat.
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