Launched just this week, Rumble Entertainment's KingsRoad is about as far from a traditional Facebook game as you can get. It's a Diablo-style action role-playing game with all the bells and whistles — including multiplayer — and it's servers are running just fine.
Why aren't there more tower defense games on Facebook? Is it because they tend to be more difficult than the normal Facebook fare, or because they aren't particularly social? Arcadelia challenges both of those notions with Apoteos: Steam Wars, a competitive multiplayer tower defense and attack game aimed squarely at…
An arcade beat-em up with a Diablo pedigree; a fast-paced multiplayer first-person shooter; a complex competitive strategy kingdom builder—these are the first shots fired in Facebook's battle to expand its gaming player-base beyond farmers and puzzle-players, with another seven in the chamber for 2013.
Do you miss the early days of first-person shooters, when everyone was pretty much equal and the little guy had a chance of coming out on top? I just played a Free for All match of Offensive Combat, dropped in after the round had already started and still managed to win by one kill—and I suck.
Playing social games doesn't have to mean clicking on a farm. In Dungeon Rampage's case, social means wading into hordes of enemies and traversing perilous dungeons side-by-side with other people; you know — old school social, the way your mother used to make it.