Diner Dash on Facebook: Oh yes, it's coming
If you're not familiar with the Diner Dash game series starring the uber-waitress Flo -- well, you're probably missing out on one of the most fun and addicting games outside of PopCap's Bejeweled. The goal of this game is to seat, serve and clean up after as many diner customers as possible in a limited amount of time. And while this might sound like work to some, it has hooked enough people to warrant nine Diner Dash games (on PC, iOS and Xbox Live), as well as several spin-offs (i.e. Wedding Dash, Avenue Flo).
Now, it looks like Flo and Co. will soon make the leap to Facebook, based on recent news about Diner Dash maker PlayFirst, who just closed $9.2 million in financing "to continue put into social and mobile games."
"With this capital, we will continue to aggressively optimize the PlayFirst brands that consumers love, like Diner Dash, to social and mobile platforms and look for growth through partnerships and potential acquisitions," says Playfirst President Mari Baker.
Playfirst also hired former EA marketing executive Eric Hartness to "drive PlayFirst brands into the social game market."
"In fact, our recent research shows that Diner Dash is already better known among Facebook game players than many of the top Facebook games today," says Mike Vorhaus, president of Magid Advisors.
There's no additional information on the game, though in a recent Games.com Blog interview, Baker also confirmed that PlayFirst is, indeed, looking into bringing the time management game to Facebook. First, she says, they're trying to learn how to make the best game possible through trial in error in Playfirst's first Facebook game -- Chocolatier. Full interview coming soon.
It's also worth pointing out that Diner Dash 5: Boom! included a small Facebook component, but we're still waiting for Flo to get a fully realized debut on everyone's favorite social network.