Catching up with Vancouver’s social games scene
Margaritaville Online, developed by Exploding Barrel Games, is expanding. Margaritaville Mobile is an iPhone version of the game that syncs to your Facebook game, and a new iPad edition of Margaritaville Online is an offline version of the game set in a world inspired by Jimmy Buffet.
Hothead Games, meanwhile, has released two iOS games: Zombie Ace on its own and Scarface for Toronto publisher Fuse Powered. Hothead is also continuing to expand Big Win Soccer with support for additional languages.
East Side Games has also been prolific, releasing NomNom Combo, an iOS puzzle game, and Zombinis on Google+ early this year.
MechWarrior Online is being developed by Piranha Games for Montreal’s Infinite Game Publishing. The closed beta launched at the end of May and early access for die-hard fans is planned for mid-July.
Infinite is also publishing MechWarrior Tactics, being developed by Roadhouse Interactive and Burnaby’s A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games. Tarrnie Williams, president of Roadhouse, said that the turn-based collectible strategy game they’ve conceived suits the MechWarrior franchise. “What we built is something that didn’t exist before but is lots of fun,” he told the Straight.