In this trend of pick-up-and-play games, Facebook has been the ideal social platform to engage new gamers in genres like adventure, action, and shooting. Jay-Z is known to explore different business ventures, and in his quest for new ideas, he has apparently developed a taste for Facebook games. Empire is still in beta testing, but players can sign up to explore the whole rags to riches story as a young hustler. Here’s a description of the game:

“EMPIRE” takes you on a journey from the streets of Marcy Housing in Brooklyn to the hotspots of the rich and famous: from hustler, to entrepreneur, to business mogul. But, don’t forget friends and family, or your karma will suffer. Make the right choices and you can have it all: cash, bling, fame, street cred, and good karma.