该公司主要针对Android设备和Facebook平台开发免费社交游戏，代表作包括扑克游戏《Live Poker Holdem Pro》（游戏邦注：它在Android平台下载量已超过1200万次），计划进军iOS游戏领域并考虑执行一些工作室收购交易。
Ateam最热门游戏是《Dark Summoner》，这款iOS社交游戏曾跻身美国App Store应用营收榜单第17名，并在日本同列榜单位居第二。
3）据gamasutra报道，法国发行商育碧日前与id Software联合创始人John Romero社交游戏工作室Loot Drop合作，将推出基于《幽灵行动》系列（Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon）的社交游戏《Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Commander》。
4）据Eurogamer报道，游戏行业元老John Romero日前向媒体表示，自己将开发一款第一人称射击游戏，该游戏将首先登陆PC平台，但并未透露该项目的更多详情，也没有指出该游戏是否由Loot Drop开发完成。不过他指出，这款游戏将包括角色成长和提升等元素。
6）据Gamezebo报道，游戏设计师及Oberon Media联合创始人Jane Jensen（曾参与开发Zynga寻物解谜游戏《Hidden Chronicles》）日前宣布成立新工作室Pinkerton Road，面向PC、iPad和Android平台开发游戏。
Jensen在采访中表示，她目前正在编写另一个Zynga项目（尚未公开）。观察者根据Jensen过去主要开发寻物解谜及冒险游戏（例如2011年的图像冒险游戏《Gray Matter 》，如下图所示）的经历推测，这个尚未公布的Zynga项目可能就属于这两种游戏类型。而假如Jensen只是帮助Zynga新项目撰写叙事内容，那么这种推测结果就更可能成真了。（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）Social games studio Dragonplay secures $14M in funding
by Mike Rose
Newsbrief: Tel-Aviv, Israel-based developer Dragonplay has secured $14 million in a round of series A funding, with the aim to expand its release portfolio and add more members to its team.
The company develops free-to-play social games for Android devices and Facebook, such as social poker game Live Poker Holdem Pro, which has seen over 12 million downloads on Android in total.
With this new funding from venture capital firm Accel Partners, the company plans to launch games for iOS, and is also considering a number of studio acquisitions. （source:gamasutra）
2）Ateam: Another Social Game Provider Goes IPO In Japan [Social Games]
by Dr. Serkan Toto
Japan has another social game maker that went IPO at the Tokyo Stock Exchange: Ateam, a Nagoya-based company, got listed in the Mothers section (code: 3662) yesterday.
As many domestic social gaming companies (i.e. Klab), Ateam didn’t start with a focus on these games: the company was founded in 2000, long before the web at large became social. Ateam doesn’t provide social games alone but also produces other “digital content”, i.e. websites or mobile services.
The IPO, however, was fueled by Ateam’s social game business: the company is currently offering a number of titles on GREE, Mobage, and Mixi (overview in Japanese).
Going forward, the plan is to cooperate with GREE in particular: Ateam and GREE already co-developed social card battle game AKB48 Status Fighter together (see here and here).
Ateam’s biggest title so far is Dark Summoner, a social iOS game that peaked at the No. 17 spot in the US App Store ranking of the top grossing apps and at the No. 2 spot in the same chart in Japan.
The initial offering price for Ateam stock was 1,080 yen per share, but the share price quickly shot up to 3,425 Yen (at the end of today, April 5): Japan still believes in the future of the social gaming market.（source:serkantoto）
3）Loot Drop developing Ghost Recon social and mobile games
by Mike Rose
Ubisoft is working with id Software co-founder John Romero’s social game studio Loot Drop, which is developing Facebook and mobile games based on the popular Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon tactical series.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Commander is set to be a turn-based combat game, with Loot Drop’s Brenda Brathwaite serving as lead designer on the title. Romero explained, “the gameplay is an innovative design that is turn-based but can feel real-time if you want to play that way.”
This is the first social gaming take on the series, which first started in 2001. The open beta for the game is due to begin sometime next month on Facebook.（source:gamasutra）
4）Doom creator John Romero to make a new PC-based shooter
by Tom Curtis
It’s been quite some time since Loot Drop co-founder John Romero has worked on a first person shooter, but the renowned developer and original Doom creator recently revealed that he has plans to return to that genre with a new game built primarily for the PC.
“I’m definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first,” Romero told Eurogamer. He did not provide many details on the project, nor did he confirm whether Loot Drop will be responsible for its development.
He did, however, mention that the game would contain persistent elements, where characters grow and improve over time.
Earlier this week, Romero’s Loot Drop also announced its most recent game: a turn-based title based on Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon.（source:gamasutra）
5）EA reveals Unilever branding agreement for The Sims Social
by Mike Rose
EA is set to roll out a number of real-life products in its popular The Sims Social Facebook game, as part of a branding agreement with European consumer goods company Unilever.
Unilever products such as Dove, and Magnum and Cornetto icecreams are being integrated into the game, as part of Unilever’s first media campaign in video games, the company said in a statement.
The consumer goods company said that the year-long agreement will allow it to reach customers through “a more meaningful and impactful way.” （source:gamasutra）
6）Gabriel Knight designer Jane Jensen helping craft Zynga’s next game
by Brandy Shaul
Long-time game designer and Oberon Media co-founder Jane Jensen today announced the formation of a new game development studio by the name of Pinkerton Road. While Jensen will use that studio as a platform for developing games for PC, iPad and Android, we’ve also learned that Jensen has been spending some time in the Zynga camp (independently from Pinkerton Road).
In an interview with Gamezebo, Jensen spoke of her time working on Zynga’s Hidden Chronicles, the company’s first dive into the hidden object realm. There, we learned that she had also been asked to work on a new project that is as-of-now under wraps:
“I’ve been more involved with the writing of another Zynga project (not yet announced). Zynga is a vast creative machine and it’s been a real education working with them. I had never worked on social games of that level before.”
Using Jensen’s past history with game development however, we might be able to narrow this project down to at least a few genres (through good, old-fashion speculation, of course). Having helped design plenty of hidden object games with Oberon Media, and another group of adventure games (such as 2011′s graphic adventure game Gray Matter – pictured), it’s possible that this unannounced Zynga game will end up in one of those two areas, as Jensen would, in theory be well versed in helping Zynga create a story in those areas. If, however, Jensen was solely working on the narrative of this new Zynga game, the possibilities are truly endless.
It’s unfortunate that further details aren’t available right now, but it does leave us to wonder if Zynga is working on another Facebook hidden object game behind the scenes. We’ll make sure to let you know as soon as we learn more about this mysterious Zynga project, so stay tuned!（source:games）