Zynga has been doing some soft launches of a few games lately and while this isn’t another soft launch, it is a game that will most likely see one at first before it gets fully released. Zynga is entering the world of MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) style games and Solstice Arena will be their debut MOBA title which will be arriving onto multiple platforms in the near future.
Zynga has an interesting and rather good looking game on the way that is a bit out of the box for them. This is due to Zynga buying out a game studio going by the name of November Software not too long ago which was basically a four-man studio. The game they were working on was probably what caught Zynga’s interest, mainly because Zynga deals mostly with social and casual games, not Action-RPG titles.
Earlier in 2012 we started talking about a rather entertaining game called Eden to GREEEEN from iNiS Corp. which was heading to Tegra-based Android devices. Back then we also got to sit down during GDC 2012 and get some hands-on time with the game and it was certainly quite a fun game even though we only had a short time with it. It also seems that instead of publishing the game themselves, iNiS Corp. has let Zynga publish Eden to Green onto Google Play instead.
Zynga’s newest release is a rather interesting game called Clay Jam where you are charged with guiding Fat Pebble down a hit, squashing monsters along the way. As you squish monsters, Fat Pebble will grow in size. This is because everything in Clay Jam is made entirely of clay and so when you run over a monster, squishing them in the process, they actually end up sticking to you.
Without much fanfare, Zynga has released two new games onto Google Play. The first is Zombie Swipeout, a Fruit Ninja-inspired game developed by the same guys behind ZombieSmash. The second is Twist Pilot, an action puzzler created by Crash Lab which also happens to be the second game (after Horn) to be published under the Zynga partners program for Android.
In a move to directly compete with GREE who happens to be currently dominating the TCG / Card Battle gaming genre on Android here in the west and in Europe, Zynga has decided to import two of their card battling games over to the rest of the world from their Japan division. Yes, that means two more TCG titles to play and attempt to keep track of while playing the other 50 installed on your device.
Horn has been one of the most awaited titles to hit Google Play in recent times. After being shown at the Google I/O running on a Nexus 7, Horn has been creating the buzz in the Android gaming world. A console-like gameplay on a touchscreen device was what it touted. Developed by Phosphor Games and published by Zynga, does Horn deliver?
Originally slated for release this week, Horn by Phosphor Games, in partnership with Zynga, has been pushed back a bit and will instead arrive next week. When it launches, Horn will be available through Tegra Zone and Google Play for Tegra 3 Android devices.
Back during the Zynga press even in June, 2012, Phosphor Games announced their next project which is to be called Horn. At that time there was very little information about Horn except for the fact it looked visually amazing. For those of you unfamiliar with Phosphor Games, they were responsible for the great Silent Hill-esque game called Dark Meadow.
During the investor call yesterday Zynga announced that they will eventually be bringing real money gambling to some of their games in the near future. As of right now the target time frame is the first half of 2013 but that is all dependent on getting through the various online gambling reviews first so they are legally allowed to do this.