Zynga Brings Sharknado to Hit It Rich: Casino Slots

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In celebration of both Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and the premiere of the film Sharknado 2: The Second One on SyFy, Zynga has updated its Hit It Rich! Casino Slots with a new Sharknado slot machine. The game is based around the SyFy film, and sees players helping hero Fin stop the “shark madness” after a storm hits Los Angeles, dropping sharks into the city.

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Kabam Announces Marvel Contest of Champions for Mobile

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Last week at San Diego Comic Con, core mobile game developer Kabam announced the development of Marvel Contest of Champions. Developed by Kabam’s Vancouver Studio, the upcoming mobile fighting game sees players collecting popular Marvel heroes and villains, and taking them into battle against one another on smartphones and tablets.

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Storm8′s Fantasy Forest Story Launches on iOS

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Mobile social gaming company Storm8 has today announced the launch of Fantasy Forest Story on iOS devices. Developed by TeamLava, the animal collection and breeding game is described as a mix of zoology and mythology, as users collect real animals, but with a twist.

A Pyro Pony, for instance, is a fire-type pony, while a Pandaffodil mixes nature with a panda bear. Each animal has a different elemental affiliation, and players are challenged with collecting them all through breeding or purchasing them from the store.

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Gamevil Launches Ocean Tales on iOS, Android

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Mobile game company Gamevil has announced the launch of Ocean Tales on iOS and Android devices. The title mixes elements from city-building games as well as simulation and adventure games, as users are challenged with returning a port town to its former glory, while becoming a master of the high seas.

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GameHouse Announces Slingo Adventure for Facebook, Mobile

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Today at Casual Connect in San Francisco, RealNetworks’ GameHouse division has announced the upcoming release of Slingo Adventure, a new mobile and Facebook title in the long-running Slingo franchise which combines bingo and slot machines into one gameplay experience.

RealNetworks acquired the Slingo brand last year, and GameHouse has been hard at work creating a new experience for existing franchise fans and newcomers alike. Speaking with us, GameHouse vice president of studio Ken Murphy said the team’s goal was to create “a really modern adaptation of the classic franchise.”

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FunPlus Releases Farming Game Barn Voyage on iOS

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Family Farm creator FunPlus has announced the launch of Barn Voyage on iOS devices. Like Family Farm, Barn Voyage is another farming simulation game, and allows users to “create the farm of their dreams” with a hefty crafting system, hundreds of quests to complete and more.

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Game of Thrones Ascent Launches on iPhone and Google Play

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After a successful launch on iPad earlier this year, Disruptor Beam has announced the launch of Game of Thrones Ascent on iPhone and Android devices. The game has also been updated, offering “more content than ever before,” as users jump into the world of Westeros, and work either with or against each other in a persistent world.

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GREE, Ubisoft and PlayNext Announce Assassin’s Creed Memories for iOS

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GREE, Ubisoft and PlayNext have announced Assassin’s Creed Memories, an upcoming iOS title that will blend “card battle, RPG and strategy elements.” In the game, existing fans and newcomers to the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be introduced to Abstergo Entertainment’s mobile Animus, as they travel throughout history recruiting famous allies for their team.

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Gameloft Launches Ninja Up on iOS

Gameloft has announced the launch of Ninja Up on iOS devices. The game has a simple premise: to guide a ninja ever-higher into the sky by drawing ropes for him to land on as he jumps. In each game of Ninja Up, players tap and drag their finger on the screen to create small ropes, with their proper location determined by the ninja’s current position in the air.

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LetterHero: Create Words Before Their Letters Disappear on iOS

New mobile game developer Multiple Codes has announced the launch of its first game on iOS: LetterHero. The game offers single-player word creation play, as users are shown a moving row of letters, and must come up with as many words as possible before time runs out, by dragging letters to the top before they scroll by.

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