1）据《西雅图时报》报道，社交博彩游戏公司DoubleDown Interactive（已被IGT公司所收购）上一季度收益增长302%，其博彩游戏《DoubleDown Casino》大获成功并双倍扩增了办公室及成员规模。
2）据《华尔街日报》报道，Zynga首席执行官Mark Pincus日前与Zynga投资者Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers以及苹果高管Bill Campbell进行了一番会谈，讨论了关于帮助Zynga摆脱当前困境的办法。据Campbell所称，Mark Pincus在会谈中几近流泪哽咽。
Zynga游戏副总裁Roy Sehgal表示，Zynga街机游戏目前已有5800万MAU，Zynga致力于为玩家提供出色的跨平台游戏体验。iOS版本的《Ruby Blast》支持与Facebook版本《Ruby Blast Adventures》游戏进程之间的同步功能，并提供了每周竞赛活动，以及好友社交功能。
Bossa Studios的《Merlin The Game》位居第二，新增4万MAU，增幅为80%。EA游戏《My Empire》排名第三，新增4万MAU，增幅达400%；EA游戏《Word Challenge》位居第四，新增4万MAU，增幅为100%；EA游戏《Minigolf Party》新增3.7万MAU，增幅为1233%。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，拒绝任何不保留版权的转载，如需转载请联系：游戏邦）
1）DoubleDown Interactive helps IGT’s revenue soar — DoubleDown Interactive helped its parent company IGT’s revenue grow 302 percent over the last quarter and 293 percent in its fiscal quarter. According to the Seattle Times, the developer’s popular social casino game DoubleDown Casino has been so successful that it’s doubled both its office space and head count.（source：insidesocialgames）
2）Zynga CEO nearly tears up in discussions about turnaround
by Joe Osborne
Even if you’re not into the trading world, you would know that, with one look at its stock price, Zynga is in bad shape. Company CEO and co-founder Mark Pincus is well aware of the troubles that Zynga faces–so much so that he sat in on a meeting set up by Zynga investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with Apple director Bill Campbell, according to The Wall Street Journal.
As you can already imagine, the meeting was set with the goal of helping Pincus become a stronger CEO, and to discuss ways to turn Zynga around. According to The Wall Street Journal, Campbell said that the Zynga chief was near tears during the discussions. Amid a massive shake-up of its executive team that the FarmVille house is just recovering from now, the company looks at a paltry $2.21 stock price (as of this writing) compared with its $10 debut last December.
One of the strategies that Zynga has employed over the past few months is a mobile one. Just recently Zynga has launched Ruby Blast on iOS, which connects with its Facebook counterpart, and teased an upcoming hardcore action game for mobile devices, Battlestone. But will these moves toward a more connected mobile game experience be enough to get Zynga back in the black, so to speak? That remains to be seen, but we seriously doubt Zynga will go down with out a fight.（source：games）
3）Zynga mines Ruby Blast for all it’s worth on iPhone, iPad for free
by Joe Osborne
The FarmVille house has an answer to nearly every popular game type on Facebook, and usually ends up trouncing it. Mobile, however, has been a different story. Now, Zynga looks to give iOS hits like Bejeweled Blitz and Diamond Dash what for with a version of Ruby Blast for iPhone and iPad developed by Zynga China.
“Ruby Blast is an exciting development for Zynga as we expand our popular arcade genre to mobile and offer players social, fast-paced, and competitive play wherever they are,” Zynga VP of games Roy Sehgal said in a release. “In less than a year, more than 58 million monthly active users are playing Zynga arcade games, and we’re actively working to make these great web experiences available on mobile. Arcade games provide great mobile experiences, and Zynga’s multi-platform approach focuses on accessibility–letting players pick up and play with (or against) their friends no matter the device or platform.”
Like its competitors, all progress (including scores, rubies, super rubies, emeralds, sapphires, coins, levels and in-game currency) will sync between the mobile version of Ruby Blast and Ruby Blast Adventures on Facebook. And just as it does on Facebook, Ruby Blast mobile offers weekly tournaments for players to compete in, and ways for friends to help each other out. (So, not much different here from Facebook.)（source：games）
4）Chinese version of GodsWar ascends to the top of this week’s emerging Facebbok games
IGG’s Chinese-language version of GodsWar was on top of this week’s list of emerging Facebook games with 70,000 monthly active users, a 350 percent traffic increase.
Bossa Studios’ Merlin The Game is continuing to grow, taking the No. 2 spot with 40,000 MAU for an 80 percent gain. Electronic Arts’ long-running My Empire saw an increase of 40,000 MAU, a 400 percent gain that let it take the No. 3 position. EA’s Word Challenge (another older title), came in at No. 4 with 40,000 MAU for a 100 percent surge. Finally, EA’s Minigolf Party was up by 37,000 MAU, a 1,233 percent gain.
Four other games saw traffic grow by 75 percent or more. Mob Science’s Legends: Rise of a Hero was up by 75 percent with 30,000 MAU. Our.com’s Our Parchis grabbed 20,000 MAU for a 200 percent gain. EA’s Gangster City brought in 18,000 MAU for a 900 percent increase. Finally, Draftkings.com’s Big Baller Fantasy Challenge was up by 10,000 MAU, a 100 percent gain.（source：insidesocialgames）