Zynga has announced a fitting new addition to its Hit It Rich: Casino Slots on Facebook, as players can now spin the reels on a FarmVille 2 slot machine. This machine marks the first time the world of FarmVille 2 has been available in a social casino game, and lets players earn virtual winnings using the famous animals and crops from the popular farming game.
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Free-to-play game developer Kabam has announced a continuation of its global expansion, opening an office in Berlin, Germany. The office will start with 80 employees, and should grow to 150 before the end of 2014. Kabam’s Berlin office will work on the live operations of existing titles, as well as localization, quality assurance, marketing and “player experience services” for the European market, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Turkey and the UK.
GTarcade.com is finding growing success with its MMORPG League of Angels on Facebook. The game currently sits at over 445,000 monthly active users (MAU), according to our app tracking service AppData. That’s an increase from 282,000 MAU on March 30.
In March of 2013, Zynga’s biggest game was Farmville 2. It had over eight million daily active users (DAUs) at the time, and had 2.73 percent of the Facebook app market, according to AppData. At the same time, King’s biggest game Candy Crush Saga had about 21.5 million DAUs and 7.27 percent of the market.
In a year’s time, Farmville 2 lost nearly four million DAUs, dropping from No. 4 in AppData’s Power Ranking to No. 20. Meanwhile, Candy Crush Saga has held onto its number one spot, gaining over 35 million DAUs in the same time period. Candy Crush now has 15.77 percent of the market, compared to FarmVille 2′s 1.15 percent. (more…)
Game network Gogogogo.com has launched its newest MMO, ClanCraft, on Facebook. The game is a mix of city-building and simulation, as players enter a world inspired by European fairytales. Players will battle boars, goblins and other creatures, with combat taking place automatically until one team is the winner.
Game developer Wopidom has released its first social title on Facebook, the pirate-themed quiz game Quizdom. In Quizdom, players become the captain of a pirate ship, and are challenged with sinking their opponents’ vessels by answering trivia questions.
Ever since March of 2013, King’s Candy Crush Saga enjoyed a consistent spot as the top-grossing app on iOS. However, the game’s reign seems to have ended. Supercell’s Clash of Clans has been the top-grossing app on iOS since February. In the past week, Clash of Clans has raked in over $7 million in revenue, according to AppData. Candy Crush earned about $6.1 million in the same time period.
Both games are free to play, and both offer in-app purchases as a way to generate revenue. However, Clash of Clans uses Apple’s Game Center for sharing, while Candy Crush uses Facebook. King leverages Facebook Connect, making Candy Crush a cross-platform game. Clash of Clans, on the other hand, must develop a different sharing system for different platforms, as Game Center is only available on iOS.
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As Spring has finally made an appearance for many of us, myVegas developer Playstudios has launched a series of Spring-themed updates in its Facebook slot machine game, as well as a new slot machine and real-world rewards which expand the catalog of available items to locations outside of Las Vegas.
Game.IO expects big things from its dice game Yatzy Ultimate on Facebook. The game has been updated with new levels, as players can choose from three types of Yatzy gameplay and bet virtual chips on the roll of the dice. The game will be familiar to fans of the table top game Yahtzee, but some of the game’s scoring elements are different.
While the school lunchroom may not be the best spot for excitement, new Facebook game Cafeteria Clash changes that, as players complete food fights in over 100 levels of tower defense gameplay. In each stage, gamers will need to recruit students to toss food at other students, all with the goal of protecting their side of the lunchroom.
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