Facebook makes it easy for users to play their favorite games. In fact, the company introduced more ways for users to engage with games across different platforms, such as Instant Games (lightweight games that can be played with friends on Messenger), Facebook Gameroom (a desktop app to play fun strategy games) and Facebook Live Game Streaming (allows users to broadcast their live gameplay from PC, mobile and consoles directly to Facebook).
Facebook’s 2016 Game of the Year
Gardenscapes – New Acres by Playrix combines simulation elements and match-3 mechanics – engaging users in a new gaming experience. Players become friends with their neighbors and invite each other to in-game social gatherings. Gardenescapes – New Acres by Playrix is Facebook’s 2016 game of the year.
Facebook’s 2016 Best Web Games
Poker Heat by Playtika – In Playtika’s hit game, players earn their way into the highest poker ranks. In seven stadiums, players battle their way through the tables, from the Newbie Court all the way to the World Class league.
Naruto Online by Oasis Games – In this MMORPG, fans of the original anime series can player with their favorite characters, explore familiar places and relive the epic saga of Naruto.
Taonga: The Island Farm by Volka – This game allows players to conquer the tropics and turn an uninhabited land into a own dream farm. According to Facebook, Taonga became a top 100 grossing title within three months.
Liberators by MutantBox – In this WWII strategy game, players build large and powerful armies. Mutant Box focused on conquering overseas markets when they turned to Facebook to succeed with this plan.
Bejeweled Stars by EA (NA) — A new take on the classic IP, allowing players to collect and combine gems through the levels.
League of Angels II by Youzu (APAC) – With turn-based combat, League of Angels II allows players to customize their own team of powerful angels, with countless PVP and PVE modes. The game attracted more than 30 million players since launch.
Take 5 Free Slots by Double U Games (APAC) – Casino games developer DoubleU has always been adventurous with creating slots games, and they’ve continued to leverage the ease of integration with Facebook to drive results for their business.
Slots—Wizard of Oz by Zynga (NA) – Join Dorothy and her friends as they unfold the chapters of the iconic story through a rich variety of slot machines.
Facebook’s 2016 Best Mobile Games
Pokémon GO by Niantic (NA) – Pokémon GO had users moving and exploring outdoors so they can ‘catch ’em all!’ An addictive combination of collector and battle-based gameplay layered with location-driven augmented reality, Pokémon GO became a phenomenon with millions of players.
Clash Royale by Supercell (EMEA) – Expanding on the success of Clash of Clans , Supercell released Clash Royale earlier this year and combined elements from collectible card games, tower defense, and multiplayer online battle arena.
阴阳师 by NetEase (APAC) – The part turn-based, part real-time RPG game combines cultural elements, traditional character design and high-quality graphics for a new take on card based combat.
Facebook’s 2016 Best Facebook Messenger Games
Everwing by Blackstorm (NA) – Crash through lines of monsters as you evolve your fairies, add dragons and unlock quests.
Endless Lake by Spilgames (EMEA ) – Jump through the endless lake as your character doubles or quadruples. Use your skills to bring them all across the lake safely and challenge your friends in this addictive game.
Hex FRVR by FRVR (NA) –This fun puzzle game does not use time limits but progression and patience to entertain users on Facebook Messenger.