Facebook reveals its 2013 games of the year

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Using several factors and criteria, Facebook has selected Criminal Case from French developer Pretty Simple as its Game of the Year. Facebook also chose its best new games, hall of fame games, and staff favorites. A complete list can be found below.

The social network looked at user ratings, Facebook’s implementation, growth, and overall quality in awarding winners in all categories. As for the Game of the Year Criminal Case, the hidden object adventure game currently has over 10 million users, and puts you in the shoes of police, investigating a series of crimes.

Facebook also touted that of the 23 games listed, a few stats stood out:

  • 10 come from studios based in Europe or the Middle East
  • 8 are cross-platform, integrating with Facebook on web and mobile
  • 8 were developed by indie studios
  • 7 are mid or hardcore games
  • 5 are arcade games
  • 5 are casino or slots games

Best New Games of 2013

Bake Shop Drop (Broken Bulb Studios)

Farm Heroes Saga (King)

Heart of Vegas (Product Madness/Aristocrat)

Hit it Rich Casino SlotsHit it Rich Casino Slots (Zynga)

Jelly Splash (Wooga)

Kitchen Scramble (Disney Interactive)

Monster Legends (Social Point)

smurfsThe Smurfs & Co: Spellbound (Ubisoft)

Soldiers Inc. (Plarium)

Solitaire Tales (Qublix)

Thunder Run War of Clans (SpinPunch Games)

Vikings Gone Wild (EveryDayiPlay)

Staff Favorites

DoubleU Casino (AFewGoodSoft)

game-of-thrones-ascent-guide-1Game of Thrones Ascent (Disruptor Beam)

King’s Bounty: Legions (Nival)

Panda Jam (SGN)

Wartune (Road7/Proficient City)

War Commander (Kixeye)

2013 Hall of Hame

Candy crushCandy Crush Saga (King)

DoubleDown Casino (DoubleDown Interactive/IGT)

FarmVille 2 (Zynga)

Slotomania (Playtika/Caersar’s Interactive)

Game of the Year 2013

Criminal Case (Pretty Simple)


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