Facebook game roundup: Games.com Blog's Week in Review
|Dragon Age Legends: BioWare's epic role-player goes social|
In order to tide you Dragon lovers over until the sequel arrives in March, BioWare plans to release a Facebook game a few months beforehand. Play it to unlock items in Dragon Age II and, once again, take on Darkspawn and other creatures you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. Or even a brightly lit alley.
|Mafia Wars Atlantic City swings onto iPhone|
Mafia Wars Atlantic City arrives on the iPhone, something totally separate from the regular iPhone version of the game. The game runs pretty smoothly, and we hope this serves as a sign that Zynga's getting closer to launching a fully-realized Mafia Wars companion app for iOS.
|Simply Hospital: The cure for the common Facebook game|
If you ever played any hospital tycoon game on PC, then this is the Facebook version of that same game. For social gamers who've been inundated with farming and pet simulation games, Simply Hospital makes for a welcome change of pace. Bonus for boys: The nurses have some real eye-popping assets.
|FarmVille mind melds with Megamind movie in 24-hour promo|
If you blinked, you might have missed it. FarmVille had a special Megamind movie promo for 24 hours this week. This is the second big in-game advertisement from FarmVille (the first was McDonalds). Virtual farmers could visit Megamind's farm for special virtual rewards. If you missed out, better luck next time.
|Digital Chocolate feeds into your god complex with new Facebook game|
Trip Hawkins, the guy who's responsible for founding the video game overlords known as Electronic Arts, has a new company -- Digital Chocolate -- and they're churning out Facebook games like a robot baker at a muffin factory. Island God lets you play the almighty to a band of island dwellers.
|John Romero's new game falls victim to LOLApps Facebook drama|
Yup, the guy that created Doom and Quake has made an absolutely adorable Facebook game -- and no, there aren't any guns in it. Not yet, anyway. However, Facebook's just ripped the game a new one, along with the rest of LOLApps' games, for a serious privacy breach.
|FarmVille Orchards: Everything you need to know|
Just when we were crying real tears about putting our virtual Halloween decor into deep storage, FarmVille gives us another shiny new thing to obsess over -- an orchard. See what it takes to get your orchard started and just how many hours you'll have to play to make your fruit trees the envy of farmers everywhere.
|Serenity Now: Bejeweled 3's new Zen mode treads on New Age-y territory|
The PopCap game that's turned matching three gems of the same color into an international pastime is getting another sequel. There will be plenty of the Bejeweled you know and love, plus the new experimental Zen mode (among others) complete with breath modulator, relaxing music and positive affirmations. Oh yeah, they went there.