1）据gamasutra报道，PopCap新工作室4th & Battery最近推出由九岁儿童Owain Weinert所设计的iOS游戏《Allied Star Police》。Weinert通过Make-A-Wish基金会与PopCap结缘，与该公司合作开发了这款自己亲自设计的塔防实时策略iOS游戏。这款免费游戏现已在iTunes App Store发布。
据4th & Battery高级制作人Matthew Lee Johnston所称，Weinert的表现与其他成人设计师及开发者无异，他一进门就提交了完整的游戏设计方案，全程陪同开发团队完成了游戏开发工作。除了《Allied Star Police》之外，该工作室目前已推出的另外两款游戏分别是《Unpleasant Horse》和《Candy Train》。
2）法国发行商Gameloft近日宣布将把iPhone平台的MMO游戏《Order & Chaos Online》引进Facebook平台，但并未透露具体的发布时间以及游戏收费详情（游戏邦注：其手机版本目前采用的是预先付费以及每月订阅费的“双重”资费标准）。
该公司其他Facebook游戏还包括第一人称射击游戏《N.O.V.A. Elite》，以及《Mini Kings》和《Green Farm》。
3）Mark Ecko Entertainment公司旗下工作室Ecko Code近日推出根据美剧《双面法医》改制的Facebook游戏《Dexter: Slice of Life》。玩家在游戏中的任务就是扮演电视剧主角Dexter Morgan，深入迈阿密探索调查并搜集证据从而完成任务。
该公司曾与开发商Icarus Studios合作，于去年在PC和iOS平台发布了《Dexter:The Game》这款游戏。
5）《Six Gun Galaxy》是一款由KlickNation最新推出的全3D角色扮演Facebook游戏。据AppData数据显示，该游戏最近MAU是20万，DAU是2.2万。
1）4th & Battery Teams With Make-A-Wish For 9-Year-Old-Designed Game
by Tom Curtis
The latest release from Popcap’s new 4th & Battery label wasn’t designed by any of the company’s experienced game makers, but by the nine-year-old Owain Weinert.
Weinert first met PopCap through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska & Washington, and worked intimately with the company to create Allied Star Police, an iOS game of his own design that combines lane-based tower defense with real-time strategy.
During the last few months, as part of the studio’s “PopCamp,” a company event that allows developers to work on projects of their choosing, Weinert collaborated with PopCap developers under the 4th & Battery label to bring his title to life.
“Owain was literally like every other designer and developer I’ve worked with,” said 4th & Battery senior producer Matthew Lee Johnston. “The minute he walked in the door he handed us a fully realized game design, figured out to the last detail. He stuck with that vision, and directed the team through the development process like a pro.”
“When he first sat down to play it, he naturally knew what to do and won his first round easily, which felt to us like we did a good job executing on his plan,” he continued.
4th & Battery was originally established as a separate label for PopCap to release “smaller, simpler and sometimes edgier” games, and the label’s lineup currently includes Unpleasant Horse and Candy Train in addition to Allied Star Police.
Like all of PopCap’s 4th & Battery releases thus far, Allied Star Police is free, and is now available on the iTunes App store.（source:gamasutra）
2）Mobile MMO Order & Chaos Online coming to Facebook
By Andrew Webster
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.
The most recent edition of Gameloft’s video podcast revealed the news (skip ahead to the 2:30 mark), though details are few and far between at this point. No release date was announced for the Facebook version, nor were any details on how the game will be priced. Currently the mobile versions of the game feature both an upfront price to download as well as a subsequent monthly subscription fee.
This isn’t the first time that Gameloft has taken a popular mobile franchise and ported it to Facebook. Earlier this year the sci-fi first-person shooter series N.O.V.A. came to the social network with N.O.V.A. Elite, a free-to-play, multiplayer focused shooter with in-game microtransactions. The developer has also released a pair of original Facebook games as well, with both Mini Kings and Green Farm.（source:gamezebo）
3）Dexter will cut Facebook into itsy bitsy pieces with his new social game
by Joe Osborne
Michael C. Hall has been slicing bad guys (and sometimes innocent folk) for what’s been six seasons of incredible TV–though some of us might be ashamed to admit that, since it’s about ritualistic murder and whatnot. But come this September with the launch of Dexter’s sixth season on Showtime, fans of the morally ambiguous serial killer can live out their guilty pleasure on Facebook. The game, developed by Mark Ecko Entertainment’s Ecko Code studio, is called Dexter: Slice of Life, and it sounds like no Facebook game we’ve ever heard of.
According to Gamerlive.tv, which had an in-depth preview of the game at this year’s Comic-Con in San Francisco, players will become Dexter Morgan and stalk criminals in a real-time stealth feature. You, or Dexter, will have to explore Miami for clues and evidence, and eventually collect special items to complete missions. And since this next season of the game heavily explores spirituality in Dexter’s life, so will Slice of Life.
And Mark Ecko Entertainment has experience with the brand, granting us a feeling of confidence for this seemingly unique social game. (Let’s just hope it pushes the envelope a bit further than the recent Weeds Facebook game.) The company, with the help of developer Icarus Studios, released Dexter: The Game last year on PC and iOS devices. （source:games） http://blog.games.com/2011/07/21/dexter-facebook-game-announced/
4）SupersonicAds Raises $4.3 Million From Greylock For Social In-Game Advertising
SupersonicAds, a startup founded by former executives of social video site Metacafe in 2010, has landed $4.2 million in financing in its first institutional funding round, which was led by Greylock Israel. The company has raised over $6 million in total funding to date.
SupersonicAds will use the fresh cash to expand the international presence of its monetization solution for social games, BrandConnect, which it says is currently used by brands like Disney, Kellogg’s and Hasbro.（source:techcrunch）
5）KlickNation Grows Futuristic Wild West Social Game Six Gun Galaxy
By Carolyn Koh
Six Gun Galaxy is KlickNation’s latest offering in the Facebook arena, a fully 3-D Role-Playing Game set in a post-apocalypse future earth which has declined to a frontier society.
According to our data tracking service AppData, Six Gun Galaxy currently has over 200,000 monthly active users and 22,000 daily active users.
Six Gun Galaxy is complex enough that KlickNation released a Wiki to inform players how the various skills, attributes, statistics and modifications (cybernetic implants) work in the game. The Wiki also helps players make choices in the avatar they choose to play as well as the allies they recruit, for otherwise, the information is not available in the game.
The game has an engaging storyline, interesting characters and a graphical style that evokes the intended visceral, gritty feel. The game features are tied quite nicely into the social features of the game. Players build a town to earn cash that allows them to buy equipment, modifications and also recruit allies. Friends visit each other’s towns to earn cash and energy rewards, and friends can also choose to either fortify a building or rob it.
Apart from quests and combat with in-story enemies, players at level 10 can begin to challenge other players in a “rival” system in an asynchronous manner that earns them experience, cash and respect, which is a measure of their prowess and puts them on a Player vs Player ladder. Respect also acts as a different form of currency that is used to buy allies that are part of the player’s combat team.（source:insidesocialgames）