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Facebook Unveils Top 9 Games of 2011

Posted on December 23, 2011

Facebook has released a list of its most popular games of 2011. The popular social networking site has based its list on a combination of active users and recommendations. According to Facebook, all games with more than 100,000 monthly active users were considered, but prioritized those with highest user satisfaction scores.

Facebook’s top nine games of 2011 are as follows:

#1 – Gardens of Time, Playdom
#2 – The Sims Social, Electronic Arts
#3 – Cityville, Zynga
#4 – DoubleDown Casino, Game House
#5 – Indiana Jones Adventure World, Zynga
#6 – Words with Friends, Zynga
#7 – Bingo Blitz, Buffalo Studios
#8 – Empires and Allies, Zynga
#9 – Slotomania: Slot Machines, Playtika

As expected, reactions over the list are varied. TechCrunch suggested that Facebook may have used “cloudy methodology” that would keep Zynga from dominating the list. It seems surprising that Farmville, a Zynga-made game with 32 million more monthly active users than Gardens of Time, is out of the rankings.

Zynga, which made a killing on Facebook’s gaming realm, received significant amount of investment from Google–the search engine giant behind Facebook’s archrival Google+.

An analyst, meanwhile, told BBC that the use of recommendations has likely kept actively-played but older games off the list. BBC added that the methodology may not have been used to deliberately “handicap” Zynga, but to promote its recommendation tools.

Source: Huffington Post



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