With the popularity of Mafia Wars, Farmville and other Facebook games based on micro transactions, its not a huge surprise that Sony Entertainment Online has officially released their first Facebook app/game titled PoxNora. (Screenshots below)
The game is actually based on 2006 collectible card/turn based strategy game PoxNora: Battlefield of the Immortals. Gamespy reports SOE claims the game has grown to more than 2.5 million accounts since SOE acquired the title in 2009. This obviously shows there are already users out there who might be interested in the Facebook version of the game.
However, it is certainly not the only title that SOE will be releasing for Facebook with Gamespy reporting that the developer, who has developed other popular, successful online games Star War Galaxies, Champions of Norrath, and EverQuest, also has plans for new IP’s in the Facebook app world. John Smedley, President of SOE said about their endeavors for Facebook,
“The Facebook platform offers gamers a new and powerful way to interact with and tap into their social communities. With the launch of PoxNora for Facebook, we are leveraging the expertise SOE has gained bringing entertainment to the online gaming community for over 10 years.”
PoxNora is a collectible, turn-based, tactical, online fantasy game. Players command armies of fantastic creatures, cast spells of devastating power, and summon relics and equipment of ancient renown in order to defeat their opponents.