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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Facebook Updates Their Games Policy

Facebook hasn’t been super busy in the world of development this past week. We can only hope that their hard at work improving the Android app. That being said, the social network does have a few big changes coming your…

Facebook Gaming Gets A Boost From App Center

Zynga used to be king of the Facebook game. All of their games performed extremely well and it looked like they were going to remain on top. Things rarely ever stay the same, however, and Zynga learned that lesson the…

Kill Some Walkers On Facebook With This New Walking Dead Game

AMC, by partnering with Eyes Wide Games and RockYou, has released a new Walking Dead social game for Facebook ahead of the show’s third season, which starts in October. Here’s the trailer for the game: The social game lets you…

Zynga Desperately Tries To Keep Employees After Stock Crash

Things are not looking good for Zynga. Their stocks crashed, COO John Schappert left and they’re being investigated for insider trading. After all this, employees would obviously want out. The company is going to keep them the only way they…

Facebook Games Can Now Take Your Money At A Monthly Rate

Sometime ago, Facebook announced that they would be playing around with the idea of in-app subscriptions. It’s an easy way to receive continued sales from players who would rather pay a set amount per month instead of shilling a few…

Amazon Goes From Game Retailer To Game Developer

Amazon has been doing a lot lately to position themselves as one of the major players in the gaming market. The retailer seems to have a hand in everything these days from traditional sales to free-to-play digital games. They never…

New Facebook Study Reveals Motivation Behind Facebook Visits

Published this month in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, a new Facebook study suggests personality type determines how much time you spend on the social networking site and how often you visit. At the root of the study,…

Zynga Digs Deep For Its Next Facebook Game

Despite a sluggish stock, Zynga is still toiling away on new games hoping to catch their next big break. They pushed Zynga Slots to mobile last week which will probably do really well. Their next Facebook game, however, is a…