Ludia一向以开发基于影视内容的社交游戏而得名，旗下作品包括根据热门真人秀节目改制的《Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader》和《Family Feud & Friends》等社交游戏。
2）加拿大社交游戏开发商Day 21公司近日宣布将于今年秋季向Facebook和iOS推出一款未来风格的全3D竞速游戏《Sky Pirates of Neo Terra》，玩家需首先下载Unity插件才能体验游戏乐趣。
这款Mobage版本游戏将由DeNA与Square Enix共同开发，Square Enix目前在Mobage和GREE都投放了一系列社交RPG游戏（例如《Gleipnora》、《Knights of the Crystals》）。
4）据gamezebo报道，Kabam开发的《教父》主题社交游戏《The Godfather:Five Families》目前正处于内部测试阶段，但用户可通过Kabam.com网站以及谷歌Chrome应用商店体验该游戏，玩家可以使用Facebook 或谷歌帐号参与测试。
Kabam已向Google+投放《Global Warfare》和《Edgeworld》，《The Godfather:Five Families》则是Kabam游戏首次登陆Chrome应用商店。
5）法国游戏公司育碧近日宣布将根据CSI、NCIS和House TV系列电视节目开发数款社交游戏(游戏邦注：育碧之前已推出一款同题材社交游戏《CSI：Crime City》），并与社交游戏公司Loot Drop达成一份项目发行合作协议。
这些根据《CIS：Miami》、《House》、《M.D.: Critical Cases》和《NCIS: Major Crimes》改编的社交游戏将于2011年末或2012年初问世，此外还有可能在2012年底推出继集游戏。
育碧不久前根据蓝精灵电影开发的社交游戏《The Smurfs & Co.》最近表现不甚理想，但该公司仍打算通过推出新内容、营销活动以及发布电影的December DVD等措施挽回局面。
6）THQ和美泰公司日前宣布将于今年冬季把经典桌面游戏《Apples to Aplles》引进Facebook和手机平台。
THQ与美泰还将发布售价为10美元Xbox Live Arcade和PlayStaion Network版本的游戏，但人们估计Facebook和手机版游戏可能会采用免费模式。（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）Ludia Breaking Into the Movie Business With Jurassic Park Game
Kathleen De Vere
Fans of Jurassic Park will have a social game with a little more bite to play in 2012 thanks to Ludia. The Montreal-based developer has signed a licensing agreement with Universal Studios to create a branded social game based on the classic dinosaur movie franchise.
Players of the game will be able to pick up where billionaire John Hammond left off after the first Jurassic Park movie, and the game will be similar to other zoo and animal collecting titles; players be able to build and customize their own dinosaur park, breeding new types of dinosaurs by discovering new DNA hidden in pieces of amber. However, unlike the doomed park in the film, players will be able to prevent disasters from happening and attract tourists by tapping into their network of Facebook friends.
“This exciting license is our gateway to the movie industry and reinforces our strategy of turning high-profile brands into successful interactive entertainment experiences,” Ludia CEO Alex Thabet says in a statement packaged with the press release announcing the deal.
Ludia is most well known for its branded properties based on popular reality TV and game shows like Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and Family Feud & Friends. The as-yet unnamed Jurassic Park game will make its debut in early 2012 on mobile platforms and will expand later to social networks.（source:insidesocialgames）
2）Sky Pirates of Neo Terra soars through Facebook and iOS this fall
by Joe Osborne
Your straddling pod racer territory rather closely there, Day 21–we’re keeping an eye on you. The Vancouver, B.C.-based social game developer announced Sky Pirates of Neo Terra, a futuristic racing game based on a graphic novel of the same name, set to hit Facebook and iOS this fall.
The game is displayed in full 3D, though players will need to download Unity in order to join the fun. Sky Pirates hands players the reins of sky-bound racing vehicles and pits them against the online competition in real time.
According to Day 21, this is a first for Facebook. (At least the “racing” part is.) Designed for players aged 10 and up–we all know kids are on Facebook already–the characters and artwork in Sky Pirates is by comic and pop surrealism artist, Camilla d’Errico. In the magic-meets-machine world of Neo Terra, Glidewing racing is the most popular sport, but this year the evil Pirate King just might and get the chance to name the next leader of the tribes … did we get that about right?
Players get to choose between a number of racers and vehicles, and compete with five of their friends in races on over a dozen different tracks. Once they get the hang of piloting a Glidewing, players can customize their very own and take flight against the ruthless Pirate King. And if you happen to win one of the Great Races, you will get the chance to be immortalized in the accompanying web comic. A full 3D racing game on Facebook that’s attached to an ongoing web comic? We’re intrigued.（source:games）
3）Big Win For DeNA: Final Fantasy For Mobage Is Coming [Social Games]
by Dr. Serkan Toto
It’s not the first mobile social game from Square Enix, but DeNA just announced a big win: Final Fantasy is coming to Mobage, albeit for the Japanese market first.
Details of the social version of the mega-popular RPG series are scarce, but DeNA says Mobage players can pre-register on Mobage Japan’s website or app beginning today (find the QR code below).
The game, which doesn’t have a title yet, will be jointly developed by DeNA and Square Enix under a “fighting for teammates” concept. Square Enix opened a teaser site today.
What’s interesting is that buyers of Final Fantasy Type-0, a Sony PSP game that went on sale in Japan today, can expect yet to be determined in-game-benefits when playing the Mobage title, too (the concept of connecting mobile social and handheld console games has been already realized by Sega, for example).
Square Enix is currently operating a number of social RPGS on both Mobage and GREE, for example Gleipnora or Knights of the Crystals.（source:serkantoto）
4）The Godfather: Five Families available on Google Chrome web store
By Andrew Webster
When we first spoke to Kabam about its next big strategy game, The Godfather: Five Families, we were told that the game was coming to Facebook and that the developer was exploring other options. Unsurprisingly, those options involve Google.
Though the game is currently in a closed beta, which is playable at Kabam.com as opposed to Facebook, you’ll also find The Godfather: Five Families featured in Google’s Chrome web store. And when you sign in to the beta, you can do so with either your Facebook or Google accounts.
This marks the first time that a Kabam-developed game has been available in the Chrome store, though the developer has been supporting the Google+ social network with the release of games like Global Warfare and Edgeworld. Though it’s not available there yet, it seems likely that The Godfather: Five Families will eventually make its way to Google+ as well.（source:gamezebo）
5）Ubisoft Bets Big on TV Show Games for Facebook, Signs Loot Drop for Publishing Deal
CSI: Crime City developer Ubisoft announced several social games based on the CSI, NCIS and House TV series in addition to a publishing deal with Cloudforest Expedition developer Loot Drop for unnamed project.
The new games based on TV shows — CSI: Miami, House, M.D.: Critical Cases and NCIS: Major Crimes — are all due out in late 2011 or early 2012 with possible sequels to follow in the form of NCIS: Los Angeles and CSI: New York to come later in 2012. Each game follows the procedural nature of the show on which its based with players identifying victims, patients, or crimes and then investigating via exploring environments or questioning non-playable characters. Social features involve friends helping one another discover clues or treat patients.
In addition to these titles, Ubisoft is still on track to release a Facebook companion game in the Ghost Recon series called Ghost Recon Commander, where players can play the game on Facebook and make progress in both the console-based Ghost Recon: Future Soldier game and the PC-based multiplayer Ghost Recon: Online game and vice-versa. Ubisoft VP of Digital Publishing Chris Early previously discussed the company’s strategy behind this title with us, outlining the experience gained from launching a similar companion Facebook game for the Assassin’s Creed franchise last year.
The Loot Drop project was not discussed in detail. As far as we know, this means that the developer now has three projects underway — the still-not-quite-live Cloudforest Expedition, a second game to be published by RockYou, and now a third game to be published by Ubisoft.
As for Ubisoft’s existing social games, CSI: Crime City and The Smurfs & Co., the developer is still continuing to support these titles on Facebook. The Smurfs lost some of its momentum after the film of the same name left theaters, but Ubisoft is counting on new content, user acquisition activities, and the December DVD release of the film to restore some of the game’s growth. Additional tweaks to the early gameplay experience may also be forthcoming.（source:insidesocialgames）
6）Compare (hilarious) Apples to Apples on Facebook, mobile this winter
by Joe Osborne
Look, if you’ve never played Apples to Apples before, just go out to Walmart or something and fork up the 20 bucks. Play the game with a few friends, come back to read this news and you’ll understand why we’re excited. (Just trust us on this one, OK?) THQ and Mattel have announced that they’re working to bring the awesome board game to Facebook and mobile this winter.
Better yet, like Zynga’s Words With Friends, the game will be playable across platforms. This means players can challenge their friends in games of goofy comparisons from either Facebook or their mobile device (likely iOS and Android), and their friends can respond from either device. The game is quite simple: One player chooses a card from a deck with an adjective, while the other players choose one card from their hand with a person, place or thing of note. The former then chooses which card they think fits bests, generally based on whether it’s funny … which is almost always the case.
On Facebook and mobile, players will be able to create their own games with their friends or jump into existing games with random players. Through playing Apples to Apples, you’ll earn Apple Coins, Apple Cash and Apple Achievements to unlock additional avatars, playing cards and themed backgrounds, according to a release.
THQ and Mattel are also releasing the game for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network for $10, but we imagine the Facebook and mobile versions will be free. We also imagine that Apples to Apples will create awkward situations when players inexplicably laugh to themselves in public.（source:games）