Duke Nukem II blasting onto iOS

Duke Nukem II blasting onto iOS

With Duke Nukem II’s 20th anniversary fast approaching, there’s some good news for fans of the franchise who are likely disheartened by the realization that one of their favorite games is old enough to drink: Interceptor Entertainment and 3D Realms have announced the game for  iOS. The game is still considered an iconic entry in the Duke Nukem library of games, as it comes from a point when the franchise hadn’t become known for … [Read more...]

GameMaker: Studio now supports Linux publishing

GameMaker: Studio now supports Linux publishing

YoYo Games today announced its game development software suite GameMaker: Studio now supports Linux publishing for the first time. GameMaker: Studio is a cross-platform development suite designed to let game designers create titles affordably, with a modular pricing structure. Over the past year, YoYo Games has added support for features and operating systems, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 as well as analytics and monetization … [Read more...]

Kabam officially reveals it’s in the publishing game

Kabam officially reveals it’s in the publishing game

Mid-core developer Kabam today announced the official launch of Kabam Publishing, a new part of the company that will allow third-party game developers to utilize Kabam’s technology platform and marketing tools across all the platforms Kabam is present on (Facebook, web, iOS and Android). Note the term “official.” Kabam’s actually been publishing third party games since Casual Connect 2012, something we picked up on at the … [Read more...]

Pet Rescue Saga reclaims top spot among fastest-growing Facebook games by DAU

Pet Rescue Saga reclaims top spot among fastest-growing Facebook games by DAU

King.com’s Pet Rescue Saga is once again the top gainer among the fastest-growing Facebook games by daily active users, bringing in 386,040 DAU for a 7 percent gain. PopCap’s Bejeweled Blitz also grew by 7 percent with 205,440 DAU, taking the No. 2 spot. Zynga’s Bubble Safari Ocean reappears on the list at No. 3 after a noticeable absence, up 17 percent with 183,293 DAU. Nordeus’s Top Eleven Be a Football Manager is … [Read more...]

Namco “retiring” Facebook games

Namco “retiring” Facebook games

Namco appears to be shutting down its various Facebook games as of March 19, 2013. The developer known for its classic arcade and mainstream video games has a small selection of social titles available on Facebook. Each of these games, Pac-Man S, Rally-X S, Dig Dug S and Letter Labyrinth S are all based on older IP. However, when one goes to Pac-Man S, the following message pops up when the game loads. Rally-X S, Dig Dug S and Letter Labyrinth S … [Read more...]

Playdemic credits Zynga with Village Life’s success, launching new game features soon

Playdemic credits Zynga with Village Life’s success, launching new game features soon

Playdemic’s life management sim Village Life may have just launched a few months ago, but the game’s deep, original gameplay is already proving successful on the platform. Playdemic CCO Alex Rigby sat down to chat with us regarding the game’s initial success, as well as what’s in store for it in the near future. Our review of Village Life called attention to its unique mechanics, and the game’s continuing to show … [Read more...]