Tuesday October 16,2012 : SOCIAL NETWORK CASINO-STYLE GAMES:
bwin.party Entertainment beta-launched its first social gaming products titled “Poker Friends” and “Spinning Heads”.
The California-based social gaming developer Digital Chocolate launched SLOTS! on Facebook. The new social network casino-style offering provides slot fans with seven differently-themed slot machines that include "Magic Woods", "Marie's Bakery" and "Lucky Shots" with Wild West, safari and underwater adventures themeing others.
Double Down Interactive, International Game Technology's social network-based DoubleDown Casino, has added free-to-play bingo to its suite of casino games. Three themed rooms; Art Deco, Fashionista or High Orbit are available to players at any time without having to unlock new games. The company also launched its popular slot title “Cleopatra” on Facebook. Cleopatra is the second free-to-play IGT land-based title to make the move to DoubleDown Casino. Its first, Da Vinci Diamonds, has garnered a following of around two-hundred thousand daily players on the social casino.
Gaming developer and operator GameSys launched a new social network offering through its Jackpotjoy Slots gaming application titled “Bear Cubs”, a casino game based on a standard 50-line, 5-reel slot featuring Scatters, Multipliers, Wilds and Free Spins. Jackpotjoy Slots members play and win with virtual coins and accrue points, which unlock new levels and open up new slots. "Bear Cubs" joins a healthy portfolio of over thirty social network casino slots on offer from Jackpotjoy Slots.
Veteran industry developer and provider, Las Vegas From Home launched a social gaming Fast-Fold Poker product on Facebook that it claims is unique under the Real Vegas Casino brand. The new game exploits the current popularity of the ‘speed poker' business model and is designed to provide users with "the ultimate in high-speed poker game experience" by reducing the wait time between hands.
Social gaming app Trophy Slots has augmented its offering on Facebook with three new slots originating from the NextGen studios. "Doctor Love", "Hot Hot Volcano" and "Unicorn Legend" extend an existing catalogue that includes "Love Bugs" and "Genie Wild".
PLAOR, a newly developed social gaming publisher will launch its first Facebook game in the next quarter. The free-to-play offering titled "Hollywood Poker" features Texas Hold'Em poker-playing celebrities from the film, television, sports and music industries with poker player, actor and comedian Kevin Pollak recruited as an ambassador.
Social gaming software developer Playsino created its own free-to-play casino games for mobile and social platforms, its initial offering a new game titled “Solitaire and Prizes”.
The Jockey Club designed and had developed two social network games to form part of a fan development initiative titled "Major League Horse Racing" – the game is an interactive game combining fantasy sports, social media and horse racing. Its "Thoroughbred World" is a game focused on the breeding, owning and training aspects of the sport.