InnoGames Launches Tribal Wars 2 in Open Beta

tribal wars 2Online game developer InnoGames has announced the launch of Tribal Wars 2 in open beta. The strategy game takes players to a small village in a medieval setting, and challenges them to expand their empire while fighting to survive. Previously available in closed beta testing to a limited number of users, Tribal Wars 2 saw more than 300,000 players pre-register for the game.

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Create Healthy Desserts in Yum Yum Fest on Facebook

Renatus Games’ Yum Yum Fest has grown to over 500,000 monthly users on Facebook, with its match-three puzzle gameplay that challenges users to make their way through a series of over 80 levels on a quest to create the best, and healthiest, desserts possible. Developed by CCSoft, each level of Yum Yum Fest challenges players to make matches with colorful fruit pieces, like apples and strawberries, to complete each level’s specific goals.

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Play Uno with a Twist in Luno PlaySpace on Facebook

luno playspace 650Mobile and social game company PlaySpace has launched eight multiplayer games across Facebook and mobile devices, hoping to capture the same success in the US that it has found in Latin America with games for the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets. Part of that lineup is Luno PlaySpace, the company’s take on the card game Uno.

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Make Matches with Cute Critters in Anipop on Facebook

Anipop 650 2Happy Elements’ match-three puzzle game Anipop is currently featured on Facebook’s games portal, encouraging players to try some of the title’s 300+ levels. In Anipop, players help animals on their journey by making matches with them, one level at a time.

Each level of Anipop comes with different requirements and a move limit. Players make matches by swapping the location of two touching animals, and may be required to match large numbers of a specific kind of animal or clear ice blocks that rest under animals, among other tasks.

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Eva Studio Launches Match-Three Game Fiesta on Facebook

fiesta 650Eva Studio has released yet another new match-three game for players on Facebook: Fiesta, a party-themed game that sees gamers making matches with firecrackers to increase their size and eventually cause them to detonate on the board. The game’s match-three style asks players to swap the locations of touching firecrackers to make matches of three or more like-colored symbols vertically or horizontally.

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Optimizing Game Design for Ad Monetization

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The mobile game industry has exploded since the launch of the App Store in 2008 with countless new titles appearing every day and ample opportunity for strong advertising revenue. However, not everyone has succeeded in making a profit from their marketing efforts. Sure, Words with Friends, Solitaire, and Candy Crush Saga have done it, but many developers fail to see a strong return on their investment. Here are some tips to consider and how to choose the right type of ad formats for your game.

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Renatus Media’s Pet Runaway Launches on Facebook

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Mobile and social game company Renatus Media has announced the release of Pet Runaway on Facebook. Developed by PlayMe8, the game sees players completing almost 400 levels of match-two gameplay, clicking on groups of two or more touching, like-colored symbols to remove them from the screen. In doing so, animals fall from the tops of columns to the bottom of the screen and are rescued.

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Goodgame Studios Launches Shadow Kings on Browser, Mobile

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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.

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Team Chaos Launches Loot Raiders on Facebook, iOS

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Team Chaos has announced the release of its newest title, a Facebook and iOS MMORPG adventure simulation game called Loot Raiders. The game is described as being intuitive enough for players with no experience with MMOs, but also complex enough to appeal to a more hardcore player base.

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Funny Farm: Free Fields from Pests on Facebook

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Social game company Eva Studio has another match-three product for gamers to try on Facebook, as players can head to the country and make matches with fruits and vegetables in Funny Farm. In Funny Farm, players’ fields are being overrun by pests, so gamers need to collect their crops before they’re lost.

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