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  • EQN: Landmark closed beta expected on or before March 31, franchise updates detailed

    EverQuest Next Landmark will go into closed beta on or before March 31, and a new developer video details franchise details coming soon, and social features are coming with the previously confirmed PlayStation 4 version of the game.

  • Criminal Case wins Facebook Game of the Year 2013, cross-play games on the rise

    Facebook has released a list of the most successfuls releases to grace the social network’s gaming platform this year, charting some interesting trends.

  • Unity announces new 2D tools for engine, new publishing initiative, Facebook SDK

    Unity Technologies has announced new 2D tools and workflow for the Unity engine and editor for those who create 2D games.

  • Evil Genius headed to Facebook, Zynga from Rebellion

    Aliens vs Predator and Sniper Elite V2 developer Rebellion has announced its first social game.

  • Facebook launches mobile games publishing initiative

    Facebook is getting into mobile games publishing, it has announced. The firm won’t finance or have a “active role” in development of the games like a normal publisher, but will instead be a distributor, and promoter, according to the firm’s Dan Morris. The incentive will help more mobile titles become discoverable, and eight games will […]

  • Poll: tell us which next-gen console you will buy at launch

    PS4 and Xbox One will launch later this year. We want to know which one you will buy at launch – if any – in our latest online poll.

  • Plants vs Zombies Adventures launching this month

    PopCap’s social spin-off to its popular tower defence title arrives on Facebook this month.

  • Facebook game revenues up 12 % but Zynga down 37%

    Facebook gaming showed positive growth in the first quarter, but long term partner Zynga wasn’t a contributor to this success.

  • EA to shutter The Sims Social and other Facebook games

    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.

  • Plants vs Zombies Adventures now in closed beta

    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 […]

  • Facebook no longer required for

    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 […]

  • Facebook redirects affect multiple sites

    Log out of Facebook to read the rest of this artic- oh, you’ve gone.

  • Worms now open to all on Facebook

    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 […]

  • Facebook: 10 major titles coming in 2013, ChronoBlade helmed by GTA creator

    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.

  • Stratego now available on iPad, Facebook

    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, […]

  • FarmVille 2 stats: 40 million MAU, 8 million DAU, 350 million crops harvested daily

    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.

  • Zynga closure tally now at 11 titles

    Zynga closed at least six social games in December, bringing its list of the fallen to 11 casualties.

  • Angry Birds Star Wars now available on Facebook

    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.

  • Coasterville is Zynga's latest

    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 […]

  • Mafia Wars 2 to shutter at year's end

    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. […]


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