Brightly Games’ Fair Frenzy allows players to “pop [their] way to the top” on Facebook, completing match-three levels at the local carnival. In each level, players will have multiple goals to complete by swapping the locations of two balloons to create lines of three or more matching symbols, horizontally or vertically.
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Games publisher Reality Squared Games (R2 Games) has announced the upcoming release of its newest browser title, Mythborne. Developed by TianTuo Company, the free-to-play MMORPG will take players to a world of Greek mythology, where they’ll balance the use of their own character’s skills with those of secondary heroes, while also completing a journey to defeat evil.
If you’ve been inside a major Las Vegas resort, you’ve likely seen a large Wheel of Fortune slot machine shining on the casino floor. Now, that real-world slot machine experience has been made virtual in DoubleDown Casino on Facebook and mobile devices, thanks to International Game Technology, or IGT. The real-world Wheel of Fortune slot machine is touted as the world’s most popular, and has created nearly 1,000 millionaires. The virtual experience, on the other hand, rewards virtual winnings, but it’s the first of many developments for the brand.
Online 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.
Mobile 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.
Happy 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.
Eva 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.
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.
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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