Mike Thompson


Arabic-language Happy Farm sports winning crop among fastest-growing Facebook games by DAU

FunPlus Game’s Arabic-language farming sim  المزرعة السعيدة (“Happy Farm”) was the fastest-growing Facebook game by daily active users this week, taking in 705,317 DAU for a 73 percent traffic gain. Social […]

SupersonicAds aims to make social/mobile game advertising more manageable with Ultra server

One of the ongoing issues we hear about from developers is how difficult it is to monetize the free players who don’t convert. While in-game ads are often the default […]

Sega’s Godsrule enters open beta

Godsrule: War of Mortals, the “build and battle” game Sega announced earlier this year, is now in open beta. Godsrule is a mid-core game, combining citybuilding and action RPG genres. […]

FarmVille 2 returns to the top of this week’s fastest-growing Facebook games by MAU

Zynga’s FarmVille 2 is once again the big winner this week when it comes to the fastest-growing Facebook games by monthly active users, taking the No. 1 spot with 5.4 […]

Bwin.party’s first social game, Slots Craze, debuts on iOS and Facebook

In May 2012, European online gambling group bwin.party announced it had set aside $50 million for social game development, with the funding being used to establish a new studio called […]

Social games news roundup

Yahoo Japan and GREE join forces, co-found new social game dev— Yahoo Japan and GREE announced this week they were launching a joint-venture company that will be focused on developing social […]

FarmVille 2 is this week’s fastest-growing Facebook game by MAU

Because of Monday’s holiday, we didn’t look at this week’s fastest-growing Facebook games by monthly active users, hence why we’re listing them today instead of the emerging games on the […]

Wooga entering mid-core market, aims to change storytelling with newest social games

Social mobile developer Wooga is continuing to expand its development efforts, today announcing its next four titles that include a mid-core strategy game. At a media event, Wooga Founder and […]

Game of Thrones Ascent now playable on Facebook

Disruptor Beam’s much-anticipated social role-playing game Game of Thrones Ascent is now in open beta on Facebook. Until now, Disruptor Beam has stayed relatively quiet about the game since it was announced […]

King.com moves into Asia with localized games

King.com today announced it’s expanding its global presence by bringing localized versions of its most popular “Saga” games to both Japan and South Korea. Both Candy Crush Saga and Bubble […]