Eva Studio Celebrates the Holidays with ‘Merry Christmas’ on Facebook

Merry ChristmasEva Studio has released its newest puzzle game on Facebook, bringing holiday cheer to players on the platform. The game is called simply “Merry Christmas,” and it asks players to complete match-three levels alongside Santa Claus. The game offers traditional match-three mechanics, as players swap the locations of two symbols to create a line of three or more matching symbols in a row.

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InnoGames Launches Rising Generals in Open Beta

Rising GeneralsTribal Wars 2 developer InnoGames has announced the open beta launch of its strategy MMO, Rising Generals, exclusively in the United States. For the development of the game, InnoGames was supported by American game designer Bruce Shelley, known for his work on the Civilization and Age of Empires series. In Rising Generals, players command their own military base, defending it against hostile attackers while unlocking new technologies over time.

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GamoVation Announces MafiaBattle for Facebook

MafiaBattleFISHAO developer GamoVation has announced the development of its upcoming cross-platform MMO, MafiaBattle. The game is being created in partnership with game development studio Simit, and will see players working to become the most powerful and respected mobster in the in-game world. Players will do so by managing their own mafia empire, complete with a mansion, meth lab, hospital and more.

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Game Insight’s Transport Empire Comes to Facebook

Transport EmpireFollowing a release on mobile devices, Game Insight’s Transport Empire has arrived on Facebook. The game sees players expanding their railroad business into a multifaceted corporation, transporting goods from town to town via locomotives, airships and steamships. Players start with a few trains, but will eventually unlock multiple locomotives, will expand their network to reach new production facilities, and more.

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Qublix Takes Us on a Solitaire Safari on Facebook

Solitaire SafariWord Wizard studio Qublix has launched Solitaire Safari on Facebook, a Tri Peaks-style solitaire game that takes players to the African savanna as they meet friendly animals and work to survive the heat. In each level, players must collect key Water Cards by clearing cards one number higher or lower than the active card on the discard pile.

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Klondike: The Lost Expedition Updated for Thanksgiving

KlondikeVizor Interactive has launched a new Thanksgiving content update in Klondike: The Lost Expedition on Facebook. The game now includes a (temporary) Wild Garden location, and challenges players to fill a Cornucopia with “fruits of Autumn,” which are harvested from the trees in this land. This Cornucopia is a special Thanksgiving building for players’ villages, which can be upgraded depending on the amount of fruit players collect.

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Arkadium’s Bubble Boo Now in Beta on Facebook

Bubble BooArkadium’s Bubble Boo has launched in beta on Facebook, challenging players to pop the bubbles surrounding critters called “Boos,” to free them before running out of shots. Each level has a different arrangement of bubbles to clear, and different kinds of Boos to free (usually) across multiple waves. These Boos have special abilities, including those that make levels more challenging, so gamers must free Boos as quickly as they can before things get out of hand.

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King Celebrates Candy Crush Soda Saga Launch in London, NYC

King recently celebrated the launch of Candy Crush Soda Saga on Facebook and mobile devices in a big way, by partnering with pop star Nicole Scherzinger to trigger a soda fountain display in the River Thames in London. The event saw giant illuminated replica candies floated under the Tower Bridge, while a seven meter high Candy Bear was lifted 20 meters into the sky to represent the game.

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A Better World for Kids Launches New Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo

Since the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, big changes have taken place for the folks at A Better World for Kids. The upcoming social game allows children to create a virtual avatar and home for themselves in a friendly environment, and the developer will partner with charities to donate some of its profits to organizations that help children. That being the case, the developer has decided to cancel its Kickstarter campaign and launch a new fundraising effort on Indiegogo, which it felt was a better fit for the theme of its project.

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Neverwinter: Rise of Tiamat Content Update Launches on PC

Game publisher Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced the launch of the newest content update in Neverwinter, entitled Rise of Tiamat. The free-to-play MMORPG is set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms Universe from Wizards of the Coast, with this new content update being the culmination of the Season of Dragons, and a direct follow-up to the game’s fourth module: Tyranny of Dragons.

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