Big dog Zynga rolls out World War II social game called “Empires and Allies“. Zynga takes a step towards more traditional video game play with a game that actually has “consequences” for game players. Articles and analysis from:
The Los Angeles Times ” Unlike many other Zynga games, however, Empires & Allies features battles in which troops can perish forever. It is a modest gamble for Zynga, whose games have been broadly appealing in large part because its players rarely lose. “
The Hollywood Reporter “Empires & Allies is strategy combat gone social – think CityVille meets Risk,” said Amer Ajami, executive producer of Empires & Allies. “We’re focused on bringing our players a new form of entertainment and a strategy game is definitely a new playground for us.
G4TV.com ” Starting June 1, Empires & Allies will be available on Facebook in 12 languages — English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, and, for the first time for a Zynga game, Malay, Korean, and Norwegian. “
Video – Empires and Allies by Zynga