Games that made a splash on Facebook in 2013

Facebook has revealed through their developer site, the list of various games that made it big in 2013 on the social network.

According to Facebook, the games were chosen based on user ratings, Facebook implementation, growth, and overall quality. In addition to this, a staff favourites category has been included to highlight some good games that were popular in the Facebook offices.

"Game of the Year 2013" was awarded to Criminal Case which is a mystery solving game utilizing Facebook's Open Graph API.

Best new games of 2013 are:

  • Bake Shop Drop by Broken Bulb Studios [Match-3 game]
  • Farm Heroes Saga by King [Match-3 game]
  • Heart of Vegas by Product Madness/Aristocrat [Slots game]
  • Hit It Rich Casino Slots by Zynga [Slots game]
  • Jelly Splash by Wooga [Match-3 game]
  • Kitchen Scramble by Disney Interactive [Strategy/time management game]
  • Monster Legends by Social Point [Monster battles game]
  • The Smurfs & Co.: Spellbound by Ubisoft [Strategy/village building game]
  • Soldiers Inc. by Plarium [RTS game]
  • Solitaire Tales by Qublix [Cards game]
  • Thunder Run War of Clans by SpinPunch Games [RTS game]
  • Vikings Gone Wild by EveryDayiPlay [RTS game]

Staff favourites for 2013 include:

  • DoubleU Casino by AFewGoodSoft [Cards game]
  • Game of Thrones Ascent by Disruptor Beam [RPG/simulation game]
  • King's Bounty: Legions by Nival [Turn-based strategy game]
  • Panda Jam by SGN [Matching game]
  • Wartune by 7Road/Proficient City [MMORPG]
  • War Commander by Kixeye [RTS game]

Games in the Hall of Fame i.e games that came before 2013 but got popular in the year are as follows:

  • Candy Crush Saga by King [Match-3 game]
  • DoubleDown Casino by DoubleDown Interactive/IGT [Cards game]
  • FarmVille 2 by Zynga [Farm simulation game]
  • Slotomania by Playtika/Caesar’s Interactive [Slots game]

Facebook started the trend of showing the user's year in review since 2012. Now this year the list of games across the site has been introduced and users who haven't already tried out these games can make use of the list to find a time killer of their choice.

Source: Facebook Developers Blog | Image via Facebook

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The only one on the list i've been invited to this year is the Smurfs one, never heard of the others. Must be a sign people i know are giving up on Facebook games. (or just know i wont accept any invites!)

The last game I played on Facebook was Shadowgun, and even then I was annoyed by Facebook notifications all the time so I just downloaded the game client off of the official game website and used that instead.

most of'em are gone, EA bought'em up and discontinued them (my favorite was pet society), some of the games on the list above have already hit the bucket

yeah, but there are a lot of dumb people in the world that cant find same or better games, and/or like spam their friends so they can play s**tty smapping games together.

Lord Method Man said,
I never understood why I'd use facebook.

A way to keep a contact with some people. Or if you want to contact an old friend etc ... Theoretically Facebook help to share some interests with "friends", but facebook is just too much optimized to make you loose time. And Facebook can help to realize how much people can be dumb ...