It may seem trivial, but a list of the top 10 Facebook games of 2011 was just released, and whether you play any of them or not, they’re money-making machines worthy of a headline or two. InsideSocialGames.com estimates that Facebook Credits revenue will reach $1.2 billion this year, 30 percent of which will be collected by social games. And we don’t need to remind you that Zynga, the company behind Farmville, CEO Mark Pincus is worth over $1 billion.
So which Facebook games made the cut? The Playdom title Gardens of Time was the year’s most popular, and surprisingly was not followed by anything from social games juggernaut Zynga. Gardens of Time is a hidden-object game where players work for an organization to protect the secrets of time travel and maintain the history of Earth. Electronic Arts’ The Sims Social – the Facebook equivalent of their popular simulation franchise – earned the second spot, followed by CityVille from Zynga. The social game developer dominated the list, with four of their games making the top 10.
Here’s a look at the complete top 10 list of Facebook games in 2011:
- Gardens of Time (By Playdom)
- The Sims Social (By EA)
- Cityville (By Zynga)
- DoubleDown Casino (by DoubleDown Interactive)
- Indiana Jones Adventure World (By Zynga)
- Words With Friends (By Zynga)
- Bingo Blitz (By Buffalo Studios)
- Empires & Allies (By Zynga)
- Slotomania-Slot Machines (By Playtika)
- Diamond Dash (By wooga)
You don’t have to be a fan of Facebook games to recognize their significant profit power, and the same goes for the social network in general. If you haven’t launched a Facebook marketing campaign for your company, consider enlisting Blue Interactive Agency to expand your brand online for the new year. Blue offers a full suite of interactive marketing services, including social media marketing, search engine optimization, search engine marketing and more. Call 954-779-2801 today to learn more.