Namco, maker of Pac-Man S and other games, announced that it is retiring its Facebook titles, sister site Inside Social Games reported Tuesday. The games will still be playable until March 19, at which point they’ll go offline. Inside Social Games noted that Namco’s Facebook games have not been popular, likely leading to their demise.
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Despite a bleak third-quarter financial report from game developer Zynga, Facebook still believes the company can rebound. After Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that the company’s revenue from Zynga has dipped 20 percent, a Facebook representative told select members of the media Thursday that the social network still has faith in the struggling game maker.
The developers behind election-themed Facebook game Campaign Story say they know how the presidential campaign will end Nov. 6. Based on user data, Campaign Story is declaring President Barack Obama the winner.
Zynga’s days as the top dog in the Facebook gaming world appear to be fading. As challengers such as Kixeye and King.com emerge, taking up more of a share in the Facebook gaming ecosystem, Zynga’s financial stake has decreased. Sister site Inside Social Games reported Tuesday that Zynga has laid off more than 100 employees from its Austin office and plans to close its Boston studio.
Zynga’s newest entry in the ‘Ville series of social game, CastleVille, just went live on Facebook.