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Music and Lifestyle of Legendary Performer Jimmy Buffett Serve as Inspiration for Tropical Island Oasis Themed Social Game.

THQ announced Magaritaville for Facebook and iOSTHQ announced Margaritaville Online, an everyday escape to a tropical paradise inspired by the lifestyle of author and singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, will be available on Facebook and iOS devices Fall 2011. Soon, friends will be able to play and party in an immersive 3D paradise, filled with frozen concoctions, music and adventure.

"The Margaritaville laidback state of mind is inherently social, and THQ has captured the spirit of that lifestyle in this game," said Buffett. "With Margaritaville Online, fans across the globe can party together any time and any place."

Bubble Trolls iPhone, iPad games at Apple App Store

US Based Broken Switch Studios has launched their new iOS title Bubble Trolls on the Apple App Store. iPhone and iPod touch versions are 99c; the iPad version is $1.99. Also, a free Lite version is available.

Bubble Trolls is a physics-based arcade-style game where the player must help a Troll travel downstream to his home via a Bubble Taxi. The player creates ripples by tapping the water to move the bubble past a myriad of hazards determined to pop the bubble or eat the Troll. Players are aided along the way with power-ups that make the bubble harder to pop or float in the air.

Liverpool-based production services company announces successful collaboration on Activision’s Bond title.

Catalyst Outsourcing delivers 3D assets for James Bond 007: Blood StoneCatalyst Outsourcing announced their successful co-operation with Activision on delivering 3D art assets for the highly acclaimed game “James Bond 007: Blood Stone”. Catalyst was entrusted with managing the creation of concept art and a large number of essential high-quality in-game art assets which included characters, vehicles, weapons, objects and environments.

skiller Logo sdk for androidSkiller, a leading provider of social mobile gaming platforms, has released its Android SDK, which introduces new abilities for Android mobile games developers. With Skiller's SDK, developers are now able to introduce new social dimensions to their existing and upcoming games.

The Skiller platform currently hosts millions of games sessions each month, with players from more than 200 countries. It introduced its users to a truly social gaming experience over mobile phones, and is currently supporting J2ME, Android and Blackberry phones.

Hydrophobia Prophecy - Dark Energy DigitalDark Energy Digital is delighted to announce that its new Darknet developer feedback system has exceeded its most optimistic expectations. Darknet launched in Hydrophobia Prophecy on Steam last week, and thousands of players have since submitted their feedback using the system, which automatically uploads contextual data for Dark Energy to analyse.

"We were expecting a slow burn with Darknet, so when we switched on InfiniteWorlds the day after launch and the whole game map lit up like a Christmas tree, we were really surprised. People really seem to be embracing the connected development philosophy behind Darknet." – Pete Jones, Director, Dark Energy Digital.