E3 2012: Disney's City Girl, Disney's Ghosts of Mistwood, Mobster's Criminal Empire hit Facebook this summer
Disney's social gaming arm, Playdom, has been busy behind the scenes building, well, games that don't necessarily involve hidden objects, but (two of which) are takeoffs of some of the company's older social games. Today, the Mouse House announced three new games that will be out in the next few months, Disney's City Girl, Disney's Ghosts of Mistwood and Mobsters Criminal Empire.
Disney's City Girl riffs off Playdom's Sorority Life, where you play a girl who moves from a small town to the big city and makes her way to the big time. The description of the game mentions that fashion will be a part of the game, so we can only imagine what big fashion brands will make an appearance in this game over its lifespan.
Disney's Ghosts of Mistwood is decribed as a 'crafting game' where players make potions and enchantments to find a lost aunt and learn more about the events surrounding her kidnapping. Sounds like a Harry Potter experience for the social gaming set. Mistwood certainly sounds different than the average Facebook social game; we'll see if it puts us under its spell when it arrives this month.
The third game, Mobsters: Criminal Empire, is another new climb-the-crime-ladder game that's designed to give a more in-depth game experience, and better looking graphics, than the original Mobsters. It's amazing that people are still interested in playing these crime sim games at this point -- Zynga's Mafia Wars 2 has less than impressive player stats -- but we'll see when the game arrives on Facebook this month.
Of the three, Ghosts of Mistwood seems like the most interesting. Of course, we're still wondering, when is Mickey going to go social? Look for more info on these games this week.