Update: Lucky Train and Lucky Space disappear from Facebook

Update: A Bit Lucky CEO Frederic Descamps tells us, ”We are indeed closing our FB games to focus exclusively on Solstice Arena and the promise of real time transplatform multiplayer games.” The original article is below.

A Bit Lucky’s railroad sim Lucky Train and its sci-fi title Lucky Space have both vanished from Facebook and user comments imply the games have been shut down.

Even though A Bit Lucky’s website prominently advertises Lucky Train and Lucky Space and invites users to play them on its front page,  clicking on the links results in an error message and the games no longer appears as a result when conducting a Facebook search. Meanwhile, both games’ app pages on Facebook are currently peppered with dozens of comments from players bemoaning the game’s shutdown.

It’s not clear if A Bit Lucky or Facebook is responsible for the games’ takedown. Investigating the forums on Facebook shows Lucky Train users were given some advanced notice about the game being taken offline, but commenters are blaming Facebook and A Bit Lucky equally. Players put together an online petition to keep the game online, but it looks like this endeavor wasn’t successful since it closed yesterday and the game’s nowhere to be found.

We’ve reached out to A Bit Lucky about the disappearances, and will update the story if we hear back. When we last heard from the developer, development was underway for a multiplatform game called Solstice Arena, though nothing new has been announced since June.

Our traffic-tracking service AppData shows Lucky Train debuted on Facebook in June 2010, peaking that November with 335,000 daily active users. Since then, the game’s traffic steadily dropped until it leveled out at 40,000 DAU in October 2011. Subsequent occasional user fall-off has the game currently sitting at the 10,000 DAU mark. Lucky Space contains even smaller numbers: Over the past month, it’s dropped from 1,000 DAU to 600.

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6 Responses to “Update: Lucky Train and Lucky Space disappear from Facebook”

  1. This week’s headlines from across Inside Network says:

    [...] Update: Lucky Train and Lucky Space disappear from Facebook [...]

  2. Zynga Buys A Bit Lucky To Break Into Mid-Core Gaming | TechCrunch says:

    [...] said Frederic Descamps, A Bit Lucky’s CEO. In a sign that a deal may have been in the works, A Bit Lucky’s games, Lucky Train and Lucky Space disappeared from Facebook over the last few weeks. Neither game was very large with 20,000 and 1,000 daily actives [...]

  3. Zynga Buys A Bit Lucky To Break Into Mid-Core Gaming | North Stpaul News says:

    [...] said Frederic Descamps, A Bit Lucky’s CEO. In a sign that a deal may have been in the works, A Bit Lucky’s games, Lucky Train and Lucky Space disappeared from Facebook over the last few weeks. Neither game was very large with 20,000 and 1,000 daily actives [...]

  4. Latest Stock Market and Wall Street stories » Zynga Buys A Bit Lucky To Break Into Mid-Core Gaming says:

    [...] said Frederic Descamps, A Bit Lucky’s CEO. In a sign that a deal may have been in the works, A Bit Lucky’s games, Lucky Train and Lucky Space disappeared from Facebook over the last few weeks. Neither game was very large with 20,000 and 1,000 daily actives [...]

  5. GameSosial.com » Blog Archive Zynga Buys Bit A Lucky Untuk Istirahat Ke Mid-Core Gaming » GameSosial.com says:

    [...] kata Frederic Descamps, A Bit CEO Lucky. Dalam sebuah tanda bahwa kesepakatan mungkin dalam karya, A Bit Lucky, Kereta Lucky dan Antariksa Beruntung menghilang dari Facebook selama beberapa minggu terakhir. Baik pertandingan itu sangat besar dengan 20.000 dan 1.000 aktif [...]

  6. Zynga continues expansion into mid-core market, acquires A Bit Lucky says:

    [...] Bit Lucky is the developer behind games like Lucky Train and Lucky Space, which were shut down on Facebook last week while the studio continued to work on its new multiplatform title Solstice [...]

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