Role-players may not be on Facebook’s list of target markets but it seems that virtual shooters are. N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance: Elite is the first established first-person-shooter (FPS) game to be developed specifically for Facebook. This original Facebook version has the advantage of being a new and original version of on of the flagship franchises from Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games.
Immersive games on social networks offer players a gaming experience similar to that of traditional PC gaming but with great community accessibility and support. For instance, players can create friends lists and share their progress and their rewards. Although the game and basic play is free, a monetization system allows players to purchase various items which can help them access and upgrade both their abilities and the available fields of play.
N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance: Elite is the latest Gameloft title available on Facebook, joining Green Farm and Mini Kings. Gameloft plans to launch an entire lineup of titles covering all genres for social networks this year, thanks to the company’s extensive development and publishing capabilities.
“For over 10 years, Gameloft has established itself as the leading developer on all mass-market platforms for downloadable video games,” said Michel Guillemot, President of Gameloft. “With this in mind, we’ve expanded our reach to include games for social networks. This also illustrates our resolve to be closer to our fans on all platforms of their choosing.”