Social Gaming News Roundup: Disney Playdom, Lucky Space, Facebook Social Game Hack

Lucky Space Adds New Challenges, Leaderboards and Trophies — A Bit Lucky has added new game features to its sci-fi themed space exploration game, Lucky Space. Product manager Whalen Rozelle says the content will increase engagement by appealing to gamers’ sense of competition.

Disney Playdom Snags OnLine Exec as Senior VP of Social Games — The single biggest hiring move for the week of Thanksgiving is Disney Playdom’s appointment of John Spinale as senior vice president of social games under John Pleasants. Spinale was previously vice president of games and media at streaming games service provider OnLive. VentureBeat has the full story.

Asvathaa’s Karma Kingdom Generates Donations for India’s Sankara Eye Foundation — Karma Kingdom, a Facebook game based on Indian mythology, has introduced special virtual goods that generate proceeds for the Sankara Eye Foundation. According to our AppData traffic tracking service, the game enjoys 2,000 monthly active users and fewer than 100 daily active users.

Facebook Hosts Social Game Hack — On December 8th, Facebook will host an official social game hack event in Palo Alto. The goal of the event is to get developers familiar with Open Graph features that can improve the overall game experience on the platform. Registration is $25.

Xbox 360 Dashboard Updates Adds Facebook Sharing — A December 6th update to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console will allow Facebook sharing from the Dashboard.