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Outernauts – it’s Space Pokemon! (we think)

Outernauts – it's Space Pokemon! (we think)

"Have you ever dreamed of a career in cosmic exploration?" asks the teaser video to Insomniac's newly announced Facebook game. "Shyeah!" no doubt comes the reply from the internet. And thus starts the intrigue and excitement surrounding this fresh project from the studio responsible for Ratchet and Clank and the Resistance series.

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Draw Something and gaming epidemics

Draw Something and gaming epidemics
You almost certainly don't need us to tell you about Draw Something. After a few weeks on iOS and Android, OMGPOP's game has been downloaded 20 million times - and probably not by the same person over and over again.

Apologies to Gary Lucken, BTW.

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Hot Shot: Hero Generations

Hot Shot: Hero Generations
Hero Generations is a fascinating Facebook strategy game that has you battling ogres and dragons while on an endless quest to procreate.

Cheap joke about it being a bit like an night on the town in Southend etc.

Anyway, it's brilliant and smart and here's why you should care.

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Triple Town creator on the birth of a Facebook classic

Triple Town creator on the birth of a Facebook classic
Triple Town is a fiery vindication of Facebook as a games platform; a casually-complex experience that proves nuance and cleverness are both possible in games specifically built for a social network largely defined by titles that prize breadth over depth.

We spoke to creator David Edery to find out what makes Triple Town different.

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My Army – lead your Facebook friends into war!

My Army - lead your Facebook friends into war!

Imagine, if you will, a 'mash up' between classic Amiga shooter Cannon Fodder and a social networking site. The only possible result is My Army, a cartoon-style military blaster in which you select a bunch of Facebook chums to appear as soldiers in your squad.

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