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Slideshow: Facebook’s top games of 2014 — Cookie Jam, Kim Kardashian and more

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Facebook 2014 Game of the Year - Cookie Jam 1

Facebook on Tuesday announced the games of the year, with SGN’s Cookie Jam taking the top honor. Kim Kardashian’s game, as well as titles featuring Family Guy and Star Wars were also on the list. King, maker of Candy Crush Saga, had several games honored by Facebook.

The company is also making it easier for players to find popular games, and game genres will be more evident.

Facebook’s Daniel Morris discussed the top games in a blog post:

It’s that time of year where we highlight the games on Facebook that define our platform and captivate our players. 2014 saw a revival of the classic match-3 puzzle genre and the continued health of the social casino category. New game launches from Asia and Europe continue to grow, bringing both new ideas and cherished, recognizable brands to the Facebook platform.

The games on these lists were selected based on player ratings, strength of Facebook implementation, growth, and overall quality.

Here’s a look at how game discovery on Facebook will be different:

hotgamesMorris described the changes in a blog post:

Our goal is to make it easier for every player to find the games that interest them, and to keep them coming back to those games for fun and engaging experiences. To help us achieve this we continue to invest in game discovery and re-engagement opportunities through Facebook Games. Our annual lists are one method to help consumers find quality free-to-play games, but we’re also adding some new features to Facebook Games to help people find games, such as a Hot Games list and genre Tags.

Now, check out a slideshow of Facebook’s games of the year.

Game of the Year: Cookie Jam
From Facebook: “This colorful matching game proved that the genre is far from over for Facebook. Launching in May, and rising to well over 5 million players in only a matter of months, SGN’s sweets-themed title swept all others to become our game of the year.”
Facebook’s 2014 Hall of Fame Games
Bingo Blitz (Playtika), Caesars Casino (Playtika), Top Eleven Be a Football Manager (Nordeus), Words With Friends (Zynga), Zynga Poker (Zynga).
Facebook’s 2014 Best Mobile Games
Boom Beach (Supercell), Crazy Taxi City Rush (Sega), Disco Bees (Scopely), Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (TinyCo), Star Wars: Commander (Disney)
Facebook’s 2014 Best New Games
Bubble Witch 2 Saga (King), Candy Crush Soda Saga (King), Hero Defense (Shang Game Co), Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Glu), Klondike (Vizor Interactive LLP), League of Angels (Youzu), Old Vegas Slots (DGN Games), Sparta: War of Empires (Plarium), SuperCity (Playkot)
Facebook’s 2014 Staff Favorite Games
Cower Defense (Belka Technologies), Dino Hunter: Deadly Shores (Glu), OMG! Fortune FREE Slots (LuckyFish Games), Solitaire 3 Arena (MavenHut), Throne Rush (Nexters)

Readers: How many of these games do you play?

Article courtesy of Inside Facebook

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