Gamezebo Archives - March 2012

Ion Racer Review: Ion Racer zooms to the front of the pack

Mar 28, 2012

Take the high-speed, futuristic racer F-Zero and combine it with the endless run formula of Temple Run, and you’ve got yourself SGN’s new app: Ion Racer. Introducing fast-paced endless run gameplay with rich, colorful graphics, SGN aims to shake up the racing charts. While Ion Racer might be a little too fast for its own good, its exciting presentation is worth a place on your iOS device.

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Parallel Mafia Preview: Control the streets... literally

Mar 28, 2012

Hidden away on the second floor of an office building in Madison, Wisconsin is one of the most creative and active tech companies one could imagine -- and you'd never know it just driving by. PerBlue, the creators of the first-of-its-kind location-based RPG Parallel Kingdom, sit perched in for what most people would be a spacious layout. Then again, most people don't have 35 employees crammed into the equivalent of a two bedroom apartment. But limited square-footage hasn't cramped PerBlue's growth, as evident with their upcoming release, Parallel Mafia.

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Martha Stewart comes to Castleville

Mar 28, 2012

According to a press release that was distributed today, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has teamed up with Zynga to bring Martha Stewart to the hit social game Castleville. It's a good thing--but it's also a strange thing.

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What’s up, doc? The Looney Tunes cast to enter Farmerama

Mar 28, 2012

Bigpoint is adding new rabbits, birds, and cats to its massively popular Farmerama browser game, but they’re not anything like the normal animals you’d expect to see on the farm. A new partnership between Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Bigpoint will be bringing the Looney Tunes gang to Farmerama from late March to the end of June.

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Mirrorball Slots Review: Mirrorball Slots feels so much like the real thing that for a minute, you might just think you're in Vegas

Mar 28, 2012

Slots games are all the rage on Facebook right now, so much so that you'd wonder why anyone would want to enter such a crowded sub-genre of casual gaming. For the former Playfish employees who started Plumbee, though, the reason is probably that they feel they’ve struck on a winning formula. The result of that thinking is the company's first game, Mirrorball Slots, which put a fairytale spin on authentic slots action.

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Paradise Club Review: Paradise Club enhances social management games with story-based gameplay

Mar 28, 2012

Ain't the Internet great? Here I am sitting in a chilly Chicago apartment during the last days of March, and I can now say I spent Spring Break running a trendy beach resort thanks to iZ's Paradise Club. Sure, my buddies in Florida may come back with genuine tans, but I significantly increased the club's income and helped save a newlywed couple's honeymoon. Alas, I just couldn't stand the working conditions. Not only was news of almost major action working its way onto my Facebook wall, but I also found myself being charge when I couldn't find a helping hand.

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CelebrityMe Preview: Live the high life as a celebrity, musician, or socialite with CelebrityMe for Facebook

Mar 28, 2012

Have you ever wanted to live out the most glamorous parts of the celebrity lifestyle (hint: the parts that come before the endless ream of cruddy roles, the binge drinking, and the wrecked hotel rooms)? Seismic Games has your dreams covered with CelebrityMe, a character-driven social game that lets you build a celebrity, assemble a movie or him or her to star in, and then invites you to interact with the fans and the paparazzi (no fists, please).

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Tree World Review: Tree World brings the fun of collecting and trading to the forest

Mar 28, 2012

When it comes to freemium mobile games, few developers are as notable as The Playforge. Responsible for both Zombie Farm and Zombie Life, these gamemakers have just released their third title into the woods, and it’s about as far from their previously undead stomping grounds as you can imagine. Welcome to Tree World.

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Replay Wednesdays: Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull, Temple Run, and more!

Mar 28, 2012

We cover plenty of new games here at Gamezebo every week, but the number of games we’ve already covered that show up on new platforms? It’s staggering. Starting this Wednesday and continuing every week, we’ll be rounding up the games that aren’t quite new, but might be new to you depending on your platform of choice.

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Ghost Encounters: Deadwood Review: Ghost Encounters: Deadwood doesn’t try anything new, and is an average experience as a result.

Mar 28, 2012

The old west town of Deadwood has long been cursed by the undead ghost of the outlaw Blackjack, a man who killed 21 men in life, but even more in death. The town has been all but abandoned, save for a grandmother and her grandson, who now seem to be the next potential victims on Blackjack’s list. As a psychic, paranormal detective, you’ll need to discover how to put Blackjack to rest once and for all and save the few survivors and yourself from a grisly fate.

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