Mobile Game News Roundup: Christmas 2014 Edition

My CountryAs we celebrate the Christmas holiday season, mobile developers are hoping to snag a bit of your time with themed content updates in many popular games on iOS, Android and beyond. Here’s a look at just a handful of the updates available, which should offer a little something for every type of gamer.

2020: My Country (iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows) – In Game Insight’s city-builder, players will need to solve the mystery of Santa’s disappearance through a new series of quests. Users can place a Christmas tree in their town and decorate it, or send holiday presents to their friends as free gifts. Finally, players can place new decorations and buildings in their town, and if they complete all of the game’s “Winter Season” activities, they’ll receive 50 CountryBucks.Airport CityAirport City (iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows) – In this airport-focused city-builder, players will need to help Santa save Christmas after he loses his sleigh and gifts. Users can complete four unique Christmas collections and send special Christmas flights around the world. In addition, players have access to special winter buildings and a new type of plane, the Jet-Powered Sleigh.

Cloud Raiders (iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows) – In this strategy combat game, players will face off against “Mad Santa,” who, instead of giving gifts, has decided to steal players’ loot. Players can access the new Xmas Island skin for their land, and will receive new gifts each day during the 12 days leading up to Christmas. In addition, a giant Titan has fallen on players’ islands, and gamers will need to defeat him to claim Santa’s “secret stash.” Finally, players can access the Elves’ war chest, but must claim it before time runs out.Sunshine BaySunshine Bay (Android) – This tropical city-builder has been updated with new collections to complete and a Christmas cruise feature, along with a Christmas tree for players’ towns.

Legacy of Transylvania (iOS) – During this Christmas event, players will find that the main Christmas symbol has disappearance, and they’ll need to bring it back while also solving an “ancient calendar’s” riddle. Players can complete more than 30 new quests during this event, and explore a new location: the Winter Garden. Finally, players can finish six new collections in the game.Mystery ManorMystery Manor (iPhone, Android, Amazon) – The hidden object game has been updated with a New Year Hall, as well as a Kind Snowman event and 14 new quests. Users will complete new Christmas collections and face off against new monsters, including sorcerer, magician and merry elves. Players can construct a Christmas tree in the manor, and can defeat a boss named Drosselmeyer to unlock a new room (a holiday edition of the Snow Queen’s Castle), among other events.Mirrors of AlbionMirrors of Albion (iOS, Android, Amazon) – Another hidden object game, Mirrors of Albion has been updated with a new quest line that will see players decorating a Christmas tree. At the end of the quest chain, players will receive access to a new location, the Christmas Tree itself. As a separate feature, players will need to save Santa’s Reindeer from the Queen of Hearts. These are just two of the in-game events, with others focusing on finding Santa’s costume, building a snowman with friends, and interacting with penguins who will give players Christmas gifts over time, among others.The TribezThe Tribez (iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows) – In this city-building game, players will defeat Yetis who have stolen Santa’s presents. In exchange, they’ll receive decorations for a new Christmas Tree. The Tribez and CastlezThe Tribez and Castlez (iOS, Android, Amazon) – In this medieval version of The Tribez, players will go after Gobules, who have stolen all of the letters delivered to Santa. As players work to help Santa retrieve them, they’ll decorate a Christmas tree and build their own presents.Flower HouseFlower House (iOS, Android, Amazon) – In the flower-growing game, players will help Miranda cook a Christmas dinner to receive prizes. Players can decorate their windows with holiday statues, and are encouraged to check in with the game each day to see new sales.