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The ubiquitous social media network has revealed the most popular games on its site for 2011. Interestingly, none of them contain the word "Farm."
It appears that this list is not strictly based on number of users. According to Facebook: "This list was compiled by looking at the top games on Facebook with more than 100,000 monthly active users and giving priority to those games with the highest user satisfaction scores. The result is a list of the games that received the most user recommendations in 2011."Here are the results:1. Gardens of Time (Playdom)2. The Sims Social (EA)3. Cityville (Zynga)4. DoubleDown Casino (DoubleDown Interactive)5. Indiana Jone's Adventure World (Zynga)6. Words With Friends (Zynga)7. Bingo Blitz (Buffalo Studios)8. Empires & Allies (Zynga)9. Slotomania Slot Machines (Playtika)10. Diamond Dash (Wooga)As you can see, the once dominant Zynga title Farmville didn't make the list, though the company was represented with an impressive four titles in the top 10. Also, EA's The Sims Social seems to be proving that big franchises from traditional gaming do have a home on Facebook.According to Facebook, the average social gamer plays three or more games a month.
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I wonder how far down the list Farmville fell. I also wonder what the list will look like in six months time.
Wow, I have never heard any of these games.
Bingo Blitz....my mom never stops playing that....
Isn't Civilization supposed to be available on Facebook? I'm surprised (if it is in fact available) that it isn't on this list. I'm also surprised that Words With Friends isn't higher on this list, although it could perhaps be that it doesn't take into account mobile accounts since this data is from Facebook itself.
Yeah I was reading on BBC and it didn't make much sense. The order seemed a little biased.
Not that I care because I imagine a lot of those are either click spectaculars or "wait for your energy to recharge" fare.
At the moment I am completely refusing to touch those kinds of games whether it be on Crapbook or Kong.
These games might just be a way to waste time when bored at 1 am in my dorm, but to many people they are the holy grail of gaming. To each his/her own, I suppose.
Its no surprise 2 see zynga taking most of this list, also the sims just keep invading everything!