Gamezebo Archives - January 2009

Gamezebo Beta Test Program

Jan 22, 2009

Not a day goes by when I do not get an email on how to join our prestigious Beta Test Program.  Well, I have great news for you.  Our Beta Test Program Sign Up Form is back up!

By joining the Beta Test Program, you play the newest casual games first (even before they are out) and provide developers with your valuable and highly appreciated feedback.  To join, sign up up for our Beta Test program here If you already signed up in the past or already receive our beta emails, no need to sign up again.

If you are a developer and interested to offer your games for beta test, contact us and we'll tell you more.  Read more »
 

Just In - Wild West Quest 2

Jan 22, 2009

The outlaw Black Jack Armstrong has escped from jail and is planning to seek his revenge. Go back to the past and hunt for clues to save Grandpa Willy! Download Wild West Quest 2, write a review, or talk about it in our forum. Stay tuned for Gamezebo's review and strategy guide. Read more »
 

Weekend Party Fashion Show Review

Jan 22, 2009

You know you’re going to be in for a rough ride when the very first comic book-style story page in a game contains no less than three grammatical gaffes, starting with “Meet Lilly. She is a fashion consultant in young, growing advertising agency.” Although its concept is sound, Weekend Party Fashion Show is unfortunately hampered by some pretty crippling translation issues.
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Be Rich Walkthrough

Jan 21, 2009

Check out our strategy guide for Be Rich. GENERAL TIPS If one of your goals involves achieving a certain minimum daily income, make sure to repair your houses right away. If a house needs repairs, you will earn no income from it and even if you’ve achieved the goal previously, it will become un-checked. The first day doesn’t begin until you place your first building, so feel free to take your time and plan your first move. (Note, there are a couple of exceptions to this rule like Level ... Read more »
 

In the Grand Spirit of Change. . .New Gamezebo Features!

Jan 21, 2009

It feels like every day for the past year, we are working on changes to help improve the Gamezebo web site.  Every blue moon, we actually release them on the public web site!

Yesterday was such a day.  As many of you have noticed, we have released new Kudos, added a lot more sub-channels, and improved navigation on the Web site.  More details below the fold. Read more »
 

Totem Tribe Walkthrough

Jan 21, 2009

Check out our strategy guide for Totem Tribe. GENERAL TIPS Always click the guiding stones for they always provide worthwhile information, sometimes even helpful hints for specific quests or puzzles. The more workers you train, the quicker building processes are finished. But take into account that workers always fulfill just one task at the same time. If you add new tasks (charging spells, research, construction) before another task is finished they will interrupt it. However, they automat... Read more »
 

Hidden World of Art Review

Jan 21, 2009

Ever since she was a little girl, Lana Vasari was attracted to artwork and after a rather unfortunate magic marker incident on a canvas painting she was quickly introduced to the fine art of restoration! Now, as an adult, Lana graduates from school as a restoration expert and opens her own freelance practice. This is where you come in.

In Hidden World of Art, you help Lana raise money and make a name for herself as she accepts work from wealthy customers looking to restore valuable paintings back to their original glory. You will do this in many ways, but most involve "hidden object" tasks popular in the casual gaming scene today.
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Wendy's Wellness Review

Jan 21, 2009

Wendy's Wellness, Fitness Frenzy, Fitness Dash... I'm sensing a new trend here. Are fitness games the new wave for the time management genre? Either way, Wendy's Wellness is a new health spa themed time management game that's a healthy addition to the line up.

It's light on story, but the plot is well integrated into the game. You play as Wendy, a real health buff. After the last fitness center in her town closes down, she decides to open her own, with the help of her fitness fanatic uncle.
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Just In - Weekend Party Fashion Show

Jan 20, 2009

Weekend Party Fashion Show, a game that promises to "bring out your inner Diva" has just launched. Download the game from iWin, write a review, or discuss the game in our forum. Our review and strategy guide are coming soon. Read more »
 

From Scrubbles to Bubble Town

Jan 20, 2009

In the hit-driven business of casual games, if a game flops it rarely gets a second chance because it's already been bowled over by the "next big thing." That's what makes the story of Bubble Town (also known as Scrubbles) so interesting.

The title was developed as a PC download for college-age students, released to a market dominated by 50+ year old women (who hated it), condemned as a failure, resurrected as a mobile game with a new name, released onto Facebook and MySpace where it became a hit, and then re-released as a PC download under its new name and, most recently, a version for the iPhone.

The story of Bubble Town provides a great insight into why certain games are given second chances, and why some games become hits and others don't.

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