Facebook Monday released its latest gaming statistics, showing that 250 million people are playing games on the social network each month. The first quarter of the year also represented the most successful three-month period in terms of revenue and people playing games to date.
Mobile social advertising solution MediaBrix and SongPop, the hit social and mobile game from FreshPlanet, are helping to fuel a social gaming advertising campaign to promote the launch of the 2013 Honda Civic.
Mobile applications that have easy, one-tap Facebook login buttons have made it easier for users to sign up and interact. The social network also found that users who connect their Facebook accounts to apps are more likely to spend money. Citing numbers from top apps such as SongPop, Bingo Blitz, and Diamond Dash, Facebook wrote about how valuable that easy connect option is.
2012 was a big year for games on Facebook, as hits such as Angry Birds, SongPop, and Dragon City were played by millions of users all over the world. Rebel Entertainment (makers of Dungeon Rampage) put together an infographic showing how social games left their mark last year.
With 2012 drawing to a close, which Facebook applications were the most important ones of the year? The list can be debated nonstop, and online presentation tool PowToon contributed its answer by using its technology to create the video below.
Even a casual Facebook user can see that the site has changed dramatically over the past year. On Thursday, Facebook’s developers team took some time to reflect on some of the highlights that made the social network what it is today.
So you can quote Pulp Fiction line-by-line and list Brad Pitt and Sophia Loren among your biggest influences? Viewster has the Facebook game for you. The company launched an app recently — Qster — which pits movie lovers against each other to see who knows the most about the silver screen.
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review time at Facebook, as the social network released its 2012 Year in Review, as well as instructions for its users to create their own year in review posts.
Many popular Facebook games are like fireworks: They rise and explode, then disappear. SongPop, recently named Facebook’s top game of 2012, relies on more than pyrotechnics to please users. Mathieu Nouzareth, CEO of SongPop developer FreshPlanet, told AllFacebook that the game has stayed popular simply because people have always and will always love music.
After capturing the attention of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, SongPop from FreshPlanet also captured the top spot on Facebook’s list of the 25 top-rated social games of 2012.