Virtual world game developer FlowPlay has today announced the launch of BetZone, bringing sports betting and more to its social casino MMORPG Vegas World. The BetZone feature will give Vegas World players the ability to bet their virtual currency on sporting events like NFL and MLB games, as well as non-sports related events. During the first weekend of the BetZone beta launch in Vegas World, 35,000 bets were made and 20 billion coins were wagered within the game.
Dreamgate Studios has announced the official release of its Light in the Dark puzzle game on mobile devices. The game sees players reuniting colorful totems with their babies, which are found somewhere on maze-like levels. Each totem gives off colored light, which must be directed throughout the stage to hit the colored totem babies on the board.
Roadhouse Interactive has announced the launch of Red Bull Air Race – The Game on iOS and Android devices. Published by Red Bull Media House, the game was created in partnership with the real Red Bull Air Race team, and challenges players to complete flying obstacle courses using one of six aircraft. The game offers both career and tournament modes, with 55 unique courses, nine different worldwide locations and over 200 races to complete in the campaign.
After a successful launch on Facebook, Ludia has released its pachinko-inspired Pako King: DreamWorks Adventures on iOS and Android devices. The game stars famous DreamWorks Animation film characters, including those from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, and asks players to shoot balls at peg formations on the screen to remove key red pegs and earn points before running out of shots.
Gameloft and Marvel have launched Spider-Man Unlimited on smartphone and tablet devices, giving players access to a new experience called a “web-runner.” The game is a take on the popular endless runner genre, and sees players racing across the rooftops of New York City, as well as swinging between buildings, in an effort to defeat Spider-Man’s enemies.
EA Mobile has announced some of its plans for mobile releases over the next year, with “a dozen” games in the pipeline. These include FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, which will launch later this month, along with Peggle Blast and SimCity BuildIt, the newest installments in the popular puzzle and city-building franchises, respectively.
EA Mobile has announced the newest update in its popular life simulation game The Sims FreePlay. Entitled “Pet Paradise,” this update introduces a new location for pets to explore within the game, new hobbies themed around cats and dogs, a new personality type for animal-loving Sims and new accessory items to purchase in the game’s Pet Salon.
Mobile developer Pocket Gems has announced its partnership with Comedy Central and 345 Games to release a new app for the “Ugly Americans” television show, created on the interactive storytelling platform Episode. The app allows users to follow along with their favorite characters from the show, and impact the way the stories unfold via in-app choices.
Disney has launched its biggest update yet for Frozen Free Fall on mobile devices. The update brings summer fun to the game, complete with a new map of 30 “sunny and bright” levels for players to complete. Specifically, players will join Olaf the snowman to clear levels, as they work to make matches with gems and earn points.
DeNA has released Robot Dance Party on iOS and Android devices, introducing players to a new rhythm game experience that follows robots who want to let out some steam on the dance floor. Players can create their own robots and take them into dance battles, tapping, sliding or tapping and holding on the screen as prompts appear throughout each song.
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