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:
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.
Readers: How many of these games do you play?