Social games news roundup: former Unity exec’s new studio and new releases

Sega releases Godsrule: War of Mortals on browsers — Game developer and publisher Sega announces that it has released Godrule: War of Mortals on browsers. Godsrule is a free-to-play social strategy game similar to those frequently seen on Facebook and elsewhere on the open Web. The game was previously avilable in open beta. You can read our review of it here.

Former Unity execs announce new studio, tablet game — Framebunker, a games studio founded by Unity Technologies Co-Founder Nicholas Francis and former Unity Creative Director Charles Hinshaw, announced Static Sky, a game for tablets that mixes elements of Diablo, XCOM and Blade Runner. You can read more about the new studio and game on Framebunker’s official website.

Playdemic Launches Quiz Buddies — Social and mobile game developer Playdemic announced the launch of Quizz Buddies, a new, fast-paced trivia game for Facebook and iOS. The game is free to play, but players can spend money to remove the ads or buy more credits with in-app purchases. Inside Social Games readers are probably familiar with Playdemic through its hit games Village Life and Gourmet Ranch.

Chillingo announces Zya — Mobile game develper and publisher and Electronic Art subsidiary Chillingo announced that it will collaborate with Los Angeles-based entertainment developer Music Mastermind to publish a music creation game for iOS titled Zya. The game will allow players to create to mix and mash-up famous tracks to create new ones. Zya will release on phones and tablets this summer.

5th Planet Games hires Mike Thompson — Core mobile and social games developer 5th Planet Games announced that it has hired former gaming industry journalist and Inside Social Games Lead Writer Mike Thompson as its new creative writer. Thompson will be responsible for developing storylines and writing narrative for 5th Planet’s upcoming new titles.

Gameloft launches Dungeon Hunter 4 for Android — French mobile game developer Gameloft launched dungeon crawler Dungeon Hunter 4 for Android this week. Click here for our review of the iOS version of the game.

Former Zynga Boston employee raises $2.25M for new game studio Proletariat — Seth Sivak, a former lead designer from the defunct Zynga Boston office, raised $2.25 million for his new game studio Proletariat. The raised amount in equity funding appeared in an SEC filing. Proletariat’s first release came back in March, with word game Letter Rush for iOS.

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