Xi-Art’s Take the Cake is growing fast, as thousands of players have raced to try the new match-three game on Facebook. Take the Cake follows a young girl named Julie, as she enters the Magic Forest to find her lost cat. In each level, players are challenged to complete specific goals, like earning a set number of points or clearing pastries of a single color from the board.
Qublix has released its newest match-three game on Facebook, Crystal Island. The game takes players to an uncharted island as they search for the Tears of Poseidon. Each level has a limited number of moves, and challenges players to drop amulets and relics to the bottom of the game board before those moves run out.
Alongside the popularity of Candy Crush Saga, another candy-themed match-three game is climbing up the charts on Facebook, as Sweet Story has reached over 327,000 monthly active users (MAU). The game had just under 55,000 MAU on January 30. Sweet Story sees players rebuilding Sweet City by completing match-three levels to find building materials.
6waves’ new match-three puzzle game Fish Epic is off to a great start on Facebook, climbing to over 500,000 monthly active users (MAU) since it launched last December. The game challenges players to complete levels by making matches with colorful fish to finish tasks, like collecting a certain number of fish in a single stage.
RapaZapp Interactive Studios looks to have a new Facebook hit in its catalog, as Bubble Angels is quickly growing in popularity on the platform. The game challenges players to protect animals by completing bubble-popping puzzle levels in a familiar setup.
Match-three puzzle games and dragons are, separately, two large themes in social and mobile gaming, and have previously been combined into hit gameplay experiences like Puzzle & Dragons. Now, Blue Boat has released its own combination of the themes, Dragon Pop, on Facebook. The game’s blitz-style format sees players clicking and dragging on dragon eggs to pop them, earning points and score multipliers as they go.
After launching Fairy Tale Twist on Facebook last August, Zynga has mixed things up a bit, renaming the game as Puzzle Charms. The move isn’t the first rebranding in Zynga’s history, as the company renamed FrontierVille to Pioneer Trail in 2011, and more recently, relaunched its ninja game Dojo Mojo as Ninja Kingdom.
While there are enough puzzle games on Facebook to give gamers years of enjoyment, players looking for just one more have Social Quantum’s Atlantis Adventure as another option.
The game first released on Facebook in October, but only recently hit its stride, climbing from 131,000 monthly active players at the beginning of December to 882,000 MAU today, according to our app tracking service AppData.
Casual game company Qublix has released Safari Escape on Facebook, offering gameplay similar to that of King’s Pet Rescue Saga. Each level in Safari Escape asks users to destroy groups of matching blocks, with the ultimate goal being to rescue safari animals stranded among the cubes by dropping them to the bottom of the screen.
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