Gamezebo Archives - July 2011

Pocket Academy Walkthrough

Jul 21, 2011

Pocket Academy developed by Kairosoft games for the iPhone is a school simulation game that lets you design and run your very own high school. Hire teachers, build classrooms, and set up special facilities for students to learn in. Take national exams to see how you stack up against other schools. Gamezebo’s Pocket Academy quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.

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Camelot: The Game Review: Camelot: The Game is an awkward blend of tactical RPG and stripped-down strategy gameplay

Jul 21, 2011

There's the whiff of a misspent premise around Camelot: The Game. The game is a tie-in to the Camelot series that Starz aired earlier this year and, rather curiously, formally canceled just a few weeks ago. The game's visuals are based directly on the look of the show, complete with photographs of the actors appearing both as decoration and in the tutorial (where the show's Merlin sends you through the steps of founding a village). Typically brand tie-in games on Facebook are very formulaic ones that leave lots of room for the license to shine, but Camelot: The Game has loftier goals.

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Hero Generations Preview: Hero Generations is a Facebook game with heart

Jul 21, 2011

Hero Generations is a game about life, death, and making the most of the short time you have on this earth. It has elements of an RPG and an adventure game, and plays like the strangely compelling offspring of Infinity Blade and Jason Rohrer's Passage. It's a Facebook game that actually makes you feel something deep down, and for that alone it's worth a look.

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Deadlock: Online Review: Deadlock: Online blends twin stick shooters and online multiplayer into a delicious team-based smoothie

Jul 20, 2011

Twin stick shooters are a particularly well-storied genre on the iPhone, so it takes a title that’s particularly unique to really knock our socks off. By combining the fast paced action of twin stick shooting with the team-based multiplayer of online first person shooters, Deadlock: Online manages to do just that.

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Vostu hits Zynga with a countersuit

Jul 20, 2011

In June Zynga sued Vostu for copyright infringement, claiming that the developer's game Megacity was just a little too similar to CityVille. Now Vostu is countersuing, and claiming that Zynga attempted to enter into some sort of partnership or possibly acquire the developer prior to launching the original lawsuit.

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Battle Realms Preview: Battle Realms kicks off a franchise revival with a new collectible card game

Jul 20, 2011

Collectible card games are all the rage now, especially on mobile devices, so it should come as no surprise that Liquid Entertainment, the developer behind the upcoming Facebook game D&D Heroes of Neverwinter, is reviving the Battle Realms brand -- originally a real-time strategy game for the PC -- and bringing it back as a CCG that will be coming to both iOS and Android-enabled devices next year.

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WiiWare hit LostWinds coming to iPhone, iPad, and Android

Jul 20, 2011

When the Wii's downloadable games service WiiWare launched, LostWinds was one of the very first hits. With controls that suited the motion-enabled Wii remotes perfectly, and a whimsical art style, it was the perfect bite-sized experience. And soon iOS and Android gamers will be able to experience the game as well.

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Playdom teases new game Galaxy of Wonder

Jul 20, 2011

Playdom has been churning out excellent Facebook games on a regular basis lately, with recent hits ranging from ESPN Sports Bar & Grill and NBA Dynasty to Gardens of Time and Deep Realms. While we already know the developer is hard at work on City of Might, that hasn't stopped Playdom from teasing its next mystery project: Galaxy of Wonder.

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Mobile MMO Order & Chaos Online coming to Facebook

Jul 20, 2011

We were blown away by Gameloft's Order & Chaos Online, which managed to take virtually everything that has made World of Warcraft the biggest MMO in the world and cram it onto an iPhone. And now the game is making the jump to the big screen, with a Facebook version in the works.

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Cut the Rope gets plush toys, new update

Jul 20, 2011

In an interview with ZeptoLab’s Semyon Voinov earlier this month, we asked if there were any plans to let consumers get their grubby little mitts on some Cut the Rope merchandise. We were told “we have tons of merchandising items in the works,” and it looks like they’re starting to surface sooner rather than later. To coincide with the announcement of their upcoming “Toy Box” update, the Cut the Rope team have unveiled the very first real world Om Nom toys.

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