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Facebook Game Ads Now Allow For Virtual Goods Purchases From The News Feed

Facebook announced an update to its desktop app ads, enabling game developers to sell virtual goods directly from News Feed and right-hand column ads. “A developer with a desktop game on Facebook can now promote the sale of a virtual good, such as an extra booster pack, and gamers can purchase the virtual good directly from the ad and start …

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Candy Crush Saga Publisher Preparing For IPO

In the two months since its release on Facebook, Candy Crush Saga has quickly become the most-played game on the social network. With tens of millions of users, the game is raking in money through micro-transactions on Facebook and mobile platforms. Now, Midasplayer International Holding, the game’s publisher, is looking to take its success public with an IPO. The Wall …

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New Facebook Games Section For Timeline Goes Live

At GDC yesterday, Facebook unveiled the Games Developer Center. The hub promises to contain all the information a game developer needs to make games for Facebook or Facebook integrated games for mobile devices. That wasn’t the only announcement, however, as Facebook is also bringing games to the newly redesigned timeline. Facebook announced that it will begin rolling out the new …

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The Walking Dead Social Game Gets Otis And Other Characters

AMC announced today that it has added some new characters to its Facebook game, The Walking Dead Social Game. In a post on the network’s blog, AMC says: Ever wish you could’ve hung out with Otis before Shane used him as walker bait? Now you can in The Walking Dead Social Game. In the “Help Otis” Story Mission, you get …

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The Walking Dead Facebook Game Available In More Countries

Last summer, AMC launched The Walking Dead Social Game, a Facebook game based on the popular television series. Today, the network took the time to make sure everyone knows you don’t have to be in the U.S. to play it. In a blog post, AMC says: Think walkers are only in the United States? Think again! Zombies are taking over …

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Bingo Blitz Proves It’s Easy To Port Flash Applications To Mobile

Adobe made some controversial decisions regarding Flash last year. The company ceased development of Flash for Android, and instead made Adobe AIR the de facto development platform for mobile devices. Some developers may have resented that choice, but Adobe is here today to tell you that it’s not that bad. In a case study published on Thursday, Adobe looks to …

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Angry Birds Star Wars Released For Facebook

Rovio announced today that its popular Angry Birds Star Wars game has been released as a Facebook app. The new app has been “upgraded” to take advantage of Facebook’s social networking capabilities. The game now features social leaderboards, tournaments, and new power-ups. “It’s all the fun of Angry Birds Star Wars taken to the next level,” said Petri Järvilehto, executive …

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Zynga Shutting Down Mafia Wars 2 On December 30

It’s common knowledge that Zynga isn’t doing so hot anymore. The company has already laid off over 100 employees in an attempt to cut costs, but now the social games maker is shutting down entire games that aren’t performing to its expectations. Zynga sent out an email to Mafia Wars 2 players that the game would be shutting down on …

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Game Developers Met With Zuckerberg To Discuss The Future Of Facebook Gaming

Facebook gaming, and social gaming in general, is not the revenue behemoth it used to be. Most players are now moving to mobile, and that’s a problem that Facebook has to overcome. The social network recently invited some big names in social gaming out for dinner to toss around some ideas, and one is a potential winner. All Things D …

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The Walking Dead Facebook Game Gets New Chapter, Features

In August, AMC launched a Walking Dead Facebook game in beta. The beta status still applies, but now, a new chapter and some new features have been added. These include fullscreen mode and improved weapons. “Chapter 2 lets fans battle walkers and fight for survival in downtown Atlanta alongside Glenn, Daryl and more characters from the show,” explains AMC in …

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Facebook Talks Game Development At GDC Europe

Facebook is getting more and more involved with the games industry. They have one of the biggest gaming platforms on the Web and they need to enlist new talent if they are to survive. That’s why the social network attends all the major game developer conferences and meets up with indie developers who want to push their product on Facebook. …

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FarmVille 2 Now A Reality

Zynga as launched FarmVille 2, the sequel to one of the titles that helped make the company a household name. “FarmVille 2 is now live!” Zynga said in a status update. “Grow and harvest beautiful crops, raise adorable animals, and craft delicious treats while you customize your very own lifelike farm. It’s time to grow wild!” Comments on the Facebook …

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