Overall, 2009 was a great year for Mafia Wars. And although we had some issues towards the end of the year, we were able to fix most of the bugs while prepping many of the exciting features that promises to make 2010 a banner year for Mafia Wars. Some of the features we have in store for you in the coming months:
New Years Job: We're heading into 2010 in exciting fashion with a featured job starting December 28th and running through January 4th. This featured job will give you even more options than before including choosing different missions with different payouts.
Release of new city - Bangkok: Originally slated to debut in December 2009, Bangkok will finally make its premiere in January 2010. We intentionally delayed Bangkok to fine-tune it for an improved game experience.
Multi-item gifting: We're making it easier for you to make your mafia stronger by providing multi-item gifting.
Translations: For our many international players, we will be adding translations of Mafia Wars in many different languages in addition to our current offering.
Robbing: We heard you loud and clear, we're bringing back robbing in a new and improved format.
In addition to features, we are also enhancing community outreach through various initiatives:
Developers Days: A series of intimate meetups between players and Mafia product team members where idea generation and candid conversations can take place.
Exclusive Betas: Preview, testing, and feedback of features by users before full release.
Weekly Giveaways, Rewards, Contests: Bigger and better giveaways, contests, and rewards.
Thank you very much for supporting Mafia Wars and making it the best game on the web. We feel very lucky and fortunate to have you as players and feel humbled to be building features for you all.
Have a happy holidays and a wonderful new year!
On behalf of the Mafia Wars Team,
Justin, General Manager,