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Words With Friends Goes Back to School!

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Calling all parents and teachers! To celebrate the kickoff of the 2016 school year, Words With Friends EDU is now available on the App Store for iPad, Google Play for Android tablet and on the Web.

Launched in 2009, and named one of the App Store’s Top 10 free games of all time, Words With Friends continues to be the world’s most popular mobile word game with an estimated 55 million matches being played at any given moment. Words With Friends EDU builds off of the Words With Friends heritage by pairing engaging wordplay with new educational features to help students in grades 4th through 8th learn high-value academic words for success in the classroom and beyond.

Innovative, new features of Words With Friends EDU include:

  • Power Words: The ability for students to earn bonus points through the use of high-value academic words, including those frequently used in required reading, textbooks and educational assessments
  • Definition Hints: Students can use hints to access the definition of the highest-scoring Power Words to meaningfully connect them to academic words and their meanings.
  • Badges and Avatars: Students earn badges for reaching educational milestones as they play, and each badge unlocks items to let them customize their avatars.
  • Interactive Dashboard: Teachers and parents can track students’ gameplay and learning through a dynamic dashboard measuring individual achievements and signs that students need help, as well as progress against Common Core Standards.
  • Lesson Plans: Words With Friends EDU features a curriculum-based suite of lesson plans for teachers to supplement the game in their classrooms.

Words With Friends EDU was developed in partnership with teachers and education experts to ensure gameplay and accompanying curriculum and lesson plans drive deeper learning and alignment with Common Core Standards. In addition to engaging teachers at every step in the game’s development, Words With Friends EDU was beta-tested in over 20 classrooms with more than 1,500 students.

For more information about Words With Friends EDU, visit the game’s community channels on Facebook and Twitter.

Head back to school with Words With Friends EDU today!

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NaturalMotion’s CSR Racing 2 Now Available Worldwide

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Calling all racing fans! Today, we are proud to announce the global launch of CSR Racing 2 (CSR2), the newest game speeding onto mobile screens from our NaturalMotion team. CSR2 is available to download for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play.

Since debuting in 2012, the CSR franchise, including CSR Racing and CSR Classics, has been downloaded by more than 190 million players around the world. CSR2 builds on the legacy of the CSR franchise with console-quality graphics, detailed, authentic vehicles and in-depth multiplayer and social gameplay. CSR2 delivers the full experience of configuring, owning and racing the most desirable cars in the world, unlike any other mobile game available today.

In CSR2, players participate in head-to-head drag races – the purest form of auto racing – against friends and fellow car lovers. Featuring a highly competitive multiplayer experience where races are live and online in real-time, CSR2 gives players the opportunity to challenge opponents for reputation and in-game currency. Players can form crews, connect with the top CSR2 fans across the globe and chat racing strategies to defeat their biggest rivals.

Working with partners like Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Pagani and more, every vehicle in CSR2 has been meticulously recreated using feedback from the auto manufacturers. Players can modify supercars with imported auto parts and customize the look and feel of their vehicle from authentic vehicle paint colors and finishes, to interior leather colors and trims.

To achieve its stunning level of visual fidelity, CSR2 features detailed shader effects, color grading, real-time motion blurring, lens dirt and dynamic exposure capabilities. CSR2 also delivers dynamic weather effects, including headlight patterns that react to road wetness, and specular reflections based on individual details within the street pavement.

Download CSR2 on the App Store and Google Play and hit the road for the ultimate racing experience!

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Unthaw the Coolest Era in History with Ice Age: Arctic Blast

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Debuting in advance of the summer movie event, Ice Age: Collision Course, Zynga’s newest Match-3 adventure, Ice Age: Arctic Blast, is now available to download for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play!

Starting today, players can access 100 levels of matching fun featuring 16 beloved characters from across the Ice Age movie franchise. As they match, swipe, expand and swap tiles to bust through the jewel-blasting levels, movie fans will harness the heroic powers of their favorite furry friends, including Scrat’s Super-Smash and Crash & Eddie’s Snowball Assault, to propel them to victory. In addition to featuring exciting Match-3 gameplay, Ice Age: Arctic Blast will premiere never-before-seen movie scenes from the upcoming film, Ice Age: Collision Course in-game, giving players a sneak-peek at the latest Ice Age movie ahead of its theatrical debut.

Friends can join each other in the chilly adventure by connecting through Facebook and sending lives, power ups and other gifts to help comrades complete their quests. In addition, players will be able to journey outside of the Match-3 progression map to embark on mini-adventures with their favorite Ice Age pals.

For more information about Ice Age: Arctic Blast, visit the game’s community channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Join Sid, Manny, Diego, Scrat and more in Ice Age: Arctic Blast today!

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