Gardenscapes beats Pokemon GO and Clash Royale to be Facebook's Game of the Year 2016

Instant Games and good Facebook Integration also recognised

Gardenscapes beats Pokemon GO and Clash Royale to be Facebook's Game of the Year 2016

Both Pokemon GO and Clash Royale have been recognised as 2016's Best Mobile Games by Facebook.

The social media giant has released its end of year awards across a number of categories and has recognised games across all platforms, particularly ones that make use of Facebook integration.

Overall Game of the Year was awarded to Playrix's Gardenscapes – New Acres. The game combines town-building and hidden object elements with a match-3 game.

Pokemon GO and Clash Royale were joined by China-only Onmyoji from NetEase. It was also one of the top grossing games worldwide in October 2016.

Pat on the back

Facebook also recognised titles on its own Instant Games platform, with Blackstorm's Everwing, Spil Games' Endless Lake and FRVR's Hex all scooping awards.

Endless Lake itself has also seen 12 million unique players in its first three weeks of launch, with 33 million games played.

"We're immensely proud to have been recognised by Facebook," said Tung Nguyen-Khac, Spil Games' CEO.

"The figures for our game are amazing when you consider this is still a new concept for many players. It's awesome to see Endless Lake performing so well among such famous names."

Creative Assembley's Total War Battles: KINGDOM and King's Shuffle Cats were also given Best Facebook Integration awards alongside Jam City's Genies & Gems.


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