Social Gaming Roundup: Arkadium, Facebook Credits, Mobile-Social Platforms, & More

Arkadium Launches Arkadium Stadium — Social and casual games developer, Arkadium, has launched Arkadium Stadium this week. Now, players can post to Facebook from its suite of 12 games, all playable directly from their Facebook wall.

Funtactix Announces New Social World Launch: New Boyz — Online world/social game publisher Funtactix recently announced an upcoming hip-hop social world, New Boyz: The World. Part of an agreement with Warner Music Group, the coming title will be an avatar-based, music-driven world monetizing with digital merchandise. It launched May 2.

Scoreloop Creates new Mobile Social Gaming Platform in Hong Kong — Scoreloop has announced a new deal with Hong Kong mobile carrier CSL Limited.  The new deal creates a mobile-social gaming platform directly for the carrier. The service is now available to any CSL user with and Android device.

OpenFeint Debuts in China — Social mobile gaming platform OpenFeint has launched in China this week with the help of The9. The platform is dubbed The9 Game Zone for Android devices, and according to TechCrunch, is one of the reasons why Gree agreed to purchase OpenFeint last week for $104 million.

Playmatics Raises $1 Million — A social and mobile gaming startup by the name of Playmatics raised $1 million in funding this week. The funds will be used to develop a “real world game,” initially for Facebook, called Shadow Government, in which players will attempt to build, or destroy, their own virtual country.