I am behind like crazy on my social and casual games coverage because I am stuck at the Gamification Summit today (just kidding, am actually learning a lot!), but I just had to pop out and share this news.

A little birdie at Inside Social Games told me that Zynga is beta testing a new game called Mafia Nation. It was called Crime Nation a few moments ago, but through the magic of the Internet, it’s now Mafia Nation.

The game looks to be very similar to Mafia Wars, but with nice graphics. In other words, sort of like Crime City. Of course, if Zynga can do to crime strategy games what it did to city-building games with CityVille…then fuggetaboutit.

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