Friends of Zynga’s Gems with Friends can now play a similar title on Facebook, as ‘2048’ is available to play for free. 2048 asks players to move numbered tiles around a game board using their arrow keys, with the goal being to create a tile worth 2,048 points. Players can manually meld tiles in relation to the arrow key they press, making the game more about skill than speed.
6waves’ Fruit Jamba is off to a fast start on Facebook, as the new puzzle game has climbed to over 228,000 monthly active users (MAU) in just a few weeks. According to our tracking service AppData, the game had just 6,300 players on March 29. In Fruit Jamba, players complete match-three levels by collecting fruit and completing level-specific tasks.
What’s better than staring at pictures of cats on the internet? How about a match-three game starring a cat that thinks he’s Indiana Jones? That’s the setup for Indy Cat on Facebook, PlayFlock’s colorful match-three game, which sees players completing puzzle levels to collect treasures with Indy Cat and his friends.
We’re familiar with the war between birds and pigs, but did you know an equally important battle is currently waging between pigs and dragons? That’s the case in Pig & Dragon, CookApps match-three Facebook game which currently has over 843,000 monthly active users and climbing, according to our app tracking platform AppData. The game sees players swapping pieces of fruit to feed dragons, with a variety of goals to complete along the way.
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.
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