Game company Digital Chocolate, spearheaded by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, announces the launch of the NanoStar game platform on Facebook.
Essentially, Digital Chocolate plans to release a series of games with virtual goods -- in this case special characters -- that can be used across all of the games on the same platform. These NanoStar characters can be unlocked while playing games or purchased in a pack. Below is an example of one of these characters, which can be used different ways in different NanoStar games.
The first game on the new platform is called NanoStar Castles, a simplified trading card game, something along the lines of Pokemon or Magic the Gathering. To that point, Digital Chocolate founder Trip Hawkins says he wants the game to be a "Pokémon for grownups. I like films like Shrek that can appeal to a wide-age range audience. People who grew up with Pokemon that are now on Facebook can also enjoy NanoStar Castles."