JumpStart and DreamWorks have partnered to launch School of Dragons, a 3D Unity-powered MMO for kids based on DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon. The game sees players working to become the ultimate dragon master, completing quests, interacting with vikings (and dragons) from the film(s) and meeting new friends, whether in a browser or on Facebook.
A free-to-play action game where players collect demons while battling in hell, and it’s created by legendary designer American McGee?
Count us in (even if it makes our virtual feet burn).
“Our studio has a background making console and larger-scale PC games, so we’ve been trying to bring a bit of the quality and style and the 3D assets to the mobile and multi-player space,” says McGee. “This is actually our fourth title in the mobile/online space, and it’s taking everything we’ve learned, combined with the knowledge that DeNA has brought to the table, specifically with games within this genre, and we’ve wrapped it inside a story where the player is going into hell. I’ve been jokingly describing it as Pokemon in hell because you’re fighting against demons, then collecting these same demons and then doing the usual card collecting and upgrading of and skill-expansion of those units.
“We’ve also presented the fight mechanic in a pretty interesting way, as it’s much closer to a traditional RTS or RPG-style interface, so the player can engage with, in real time, the battles between the units as those things play out.”
In an effort to keep young female players coming back to its game, Fuel Entertainment has launched virtual boys (including boyfriends) in its online virtual world Spark City World. The free-to-play browser game allows girls to shop in virtual stores, customizing their avatars with new clothing and makeup, and decorating their apartment with new furniture, flooring or wallpaper.
6waves has released its newest game on Facebook: Mystery Epic. The hidden object game challenges players to solve the mystery surrounding their own identity, as they begin the game with amnesia and must search for clues to fill in the blanks of what has happened to them.
Javelin Games has challenged players to become master swordsmen in its side-scrolling battle game Heroes of the Sword. Players choose from three character classes, and then take to battle in both single-player and multiplayer modes, defeating enemies using a combination of both keyboard and mouse controls.
Webkinz creator Ganz Studios has officially introduced its newest game, Amazing World, a colorful free-to-play browser game, powered by Unity. Aimed at players ages six and up, Amazing World offers light 3D massively multiplayer online (MMO) gameplay, as gamers can create an avatar, complete quests and customize a home in the virtual world.
Strategy game fans have a new option on Facebook in SpinPunch’s Thunder Run: War of Clans. The game has started its climb up the Facebook charts, currently sitting at over 400,000 monthly active users, according to our app tracking service AppData. The game throws players into war and challenges them with building an army and claiming dominance over anything that moves.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Investigating Monetization in Top App Platforms,” with the show offering in-depth discussions and analysis on topics including monetization, design, marketing and growth. The conference focuses on mobile platforms like iOS and Android, but will also analyze Facebook, among other platforms.
Aviator developer LandShark Games has released its newest game on Facebook, Bad Candy, which asks players to identify the rotten candy on the screen, while saving all of the good candy. Each level tests players’ observation and deduction, as they must figure out the location of evil candies using hints provided by the game.
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