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The to​p 5 Facebook gaming genres, according to AppStats

AppStats, a comprehensive Facebook analysis and metrics database which is part of the Berlin-based Observer Network, today informed us about the to​p Facebook gaming genres​ (Update – March 2023: The startup seems to be no longer in business under this website, and we therefore deactivated the original link).

  • Since most of you may be familiar with gaming hits like Farmville, this will likely not surprise you; the ‘farm genre’ is the most played social gaming category on Facebook with almost 20 million daily active users (that is, people logging in to play every single day). Keep in mind that Zynga’s newly released Farmville 2 alone boasts 8,700,000 daily active users.
  • The hugely popular ‘Bubble Shooter’ games, unsurprisingly, take second place. They have proved a real hit and a number of developers showcase their games in this genre’s top ten. Zynga’s Bubble Safari shows DAU totaling an enormous 4.9 million.
  • The ‘Match-3’ genre takes third place with 4.7 million DAU for top game ‘Candy Crush Saga’. This genre is fairly equally represented with various game developers compiling the top ten Match-3 games.
  • The Slot Machine genre takes fourth spot with a total of just over 11.5 million DAU. This genre is an interesting one to watch. Such games are not regulated on Facebook and users do not play with real money. There is, however, high incentive for the company to start monetising these games. In fact, the folks from Menlo Park have collaborated with UK developer Gamesys and launched a pilot project that sees a gambling game played with real money.
  • In fifth place is the ‘Word game’ genre. Word games can be played on or offline, without the need for sound and can be played during a short break at work. All of these factors have contributed to the increased popularity of such games illustrated by number one word game ‘Words with Friends’ boasting 6 million daily active users.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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