Tag Archives: facebook
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 02:43 BST
PopCap’s social spin-off to its popular tower defence title arrives on Facebook this month.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 00:52 BST
Facebook gaming showed positive growth in the first quarter, but long term partner Zynga wasn’t a contributor to this success.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 14:30 BST
The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society are all facing the chop, developer and publisher EA has confirmed. The company intends to close down all three games due to slumping player activity.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 21:31 GMT
PopCap has quietly unveiled Plants vs Zombies Adventures, a social adaptation of its much-loved tower defence effort now in beta on Facebook. Only a few players are onboard, with wider availability expected during northern spring. The “highly accessible” social spin-off promises exclusive new plants and zombie and all-new forms of combat, sending players on road trips to counter the undead menace in new locations, and was outed by domain registrations earlier this month.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 02:41 GMT
Well well well, what have we here? Zynga has relaunched its online gaming portal and removed a requirement to login via Facebook. You can still use your social network ID if you like, but its yet another sign of the casual, mobile and social publisher’s decreasing reliance on Facebook. Reuters reports the relaunch hasn’t impressed investors much; stock climbed just 1% to $3.38 after hours.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 03:12 GMT
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Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 07:24 GMT
After a lengthy closed beta, Team 17′s classic turn-based strategy game Worms is now freely available on Facebook. In case you’ve somehow never played it, this is the perfect chance to go hands-on with the lighthearted battler, which has been the heart and violent end of many a gaming friendship. Screens and trailer through the break.
Mon, Feb 04, 2013 | 13:00 GMT
Facebook is home to a growing number of games, but the social network company is going megaton on game development this year, starting with the announcement of ChronoBlade, an RPG with a whiff of Diablo about it. It’s being helmed by GTA creator Dave Jones, also of APB/Crackdown fame. See it in action below.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 23:37 GMT
Classic board game Stratego has made the digital transition. You can pick it up from the App Store for $7 or rope your friends in for free-to-play matches on Facebook. Both a classic 40 token mode and a stripped-down 10 token mode are available; multiplayer is cross-platform; and you can customise your playing pieces.
Thanks, Shack News.
Sat, Jan 05, 2013 | 17:16 GMT
Despite Zynag’s prevailing issues with closures, financials, and exiting executives, the firm’s FarmVille 2 is doing rather well. According to an inforgraphic released by the firm, the social farming simulation game – which launched in September – has 40 million monthly active users and 8 million daily users.
Tue, Jan 01, 2013 | 22:53 GMT
Zynga closed at least six social games in December, bringing its list of the fallen to 11 casualties.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 07:27 GMT
Like it says on the box; Angry Birds Star Wars is now available on Facebook. You can indulge your sci fi and avian obsession in a number of places now – Android, iDevice, Mac and PC as well as the new in-browser social network option. The licensed title was recently updated with 20 new levels.
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 23:57 GMT
Coastervilla is the latest game from Zynga’s Los Angeles development team, which also produced the popular Empires & Allies. Players are tasked with building the ultimate amusement park including laying out roller coasters which, to get real for a second, sounds almost exactly like Theme Park. If that’s your bag (whose isn’t it?) take a look on Facebook; the end-game promises new features like hotels and boardwalk games once the park is complete. Trailer through the break.
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 | 05:38 GMT
Zynga has announced the closure of Mafia Wars 21 on December 30. A follow-up to one of the social publisher’s earliest major successes, the Facebook title has failed to capture long lasting interest from punters, and is the latest victim of Zynga’s belt-tightening as it struggles to transition away from social gaming’s apparent decline. Games.com reports players have been offered a bonus package in CastleVille, ChefVille, FarmVille 2, Mafia Wars or YoVille to compensate them for the loss of invested time.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | 02:01 GMT
Zynga and Facebook have re-negotiated their mutual contract to better reflect a new world where neither company is as central to the other as five years ago.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 | 22:47 GMT
Zynga’s chief financial officer Dave Wehner has left the company to take up a “senior finance role” at Facebook, Zynga announced today. BusinessInsider reports former incumbent Mark Vranesh will take over Wehner’s duties in addition to his own as chief accounting officer. Wehner is the latest in a string of highly-placed departures from the social publisher. Zynga and Facebook are no longer quite as bromantic as they used to be, and Zynga recently made significant cuts to help shore up its bottom line.
Fri, Nov 09, 2012 | 04:10 GMT
Making the conceptual shift from console action games to the social casual scene isn’t as easy as many think. Insomniac talks about their growing pains as they further refine their online title Outernauts.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 | 23:09 GMT
Tactical social effort Ghost Recon: Commander has been axed, with developer Loot Drop laying off its the entire team as a result.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 | 23:46 BST
Facebook’s third quarter financial review included some telling comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the state of social gaming in general and Zynga in particular.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 | 08:11 BST
Street Fighter x Tekkenis out on PS Vita in the States, and to celebrate Capcom has launched a Facebook game that lets you battle your friends based on criteria such as how many likes you have, how much you trash talk, and how big a poser you are. Get fighting your loved ones now.