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22 December, 2011

The Most Popular Games on Social Networks

Most popular games on social networks… Ahem!! If you find yourself more often shooting the angry birds at those green piglets or creating a virtual city inside Facebook and/or Google+ then this article is for you.

If you are/were one of those millions of virtual farmers who loved creating virtual paddy fields and growing crops, defending their line of control on Farmville or among those who loved to create virtual cities on Cityville then proudly you belong to the 1/3rd of the entire online population (as per Nielsen Media Report) who plays social media games.

Best Social Media Games

Where Does the Social Game Stand?

With Zynga hitting the bandwagon of IPO launchers and Rovio becoming a reputed name among social media users, the social media game surely has got a ferocious level of acceptance among a wider online mass.

The total social media revenue as per the reports from Gartner is supposed to hit a record amount of USD 10.3 billion rising at around 42% from the previous year’s mark of USD 7.3 billion. At this rate the global social media revenue is supposed to touch a mark of about USD 14.9 billion by the end of the year 2012.

Though the robust portion of this total revenue comes directly from ads at a rate of nearly 40% of the grand total, yet the immediate next revenue generator in the social media scene is none other than the social media games. In the current year, the revenue generated by the games on social networks stands at a level of USD 3.2 billion.

If we go by the user-base (better say player-base) 2010 itself experienced more than 56 million players. And after the addition of games by Google+ in the 2nd week of August this year, we are more than sure to have a triple folded growth in this number.

The Most Popular Games on Social Networks:

Though Zynga is the brand that automatically pops up when we talk social media games, yet it failed to continue as the top game on Facebook. Zynga’s Cityville slipped to the 3rd position in the list of top 10 popular social games on Facebook.

The top 5 popular social games on Facebook are as below:

1. Gardens of Time (Playdom),

2. The Sims Social (EA),

3. Cityville (Zynga),

4. Double Down Casino (Double Down Entertainment),

5. Indiana Jones Adventure World (Zynga).

The top 5 popular social games on Google+ are:

1. Angry Bird,

2. Bejeweled Blitz,

3. Diamond Dash,

4. The Godfather,

5. Zombie Lane.

Among all the new gigs, the phenomenal growth of the ‘Garden of Times’ with 8.5 million players on Facebook was a real crazy story in the growth of social media gaming scenario. With the latest changes introduced by most of the social media platforms (e.g. - featured games in Google+ and the open graph integration in Facebook), we could be more than sure to experience another war for the crown of the most popular game on social networks very soon.


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