1979 Revolution: Black Friday named Facebook Game of the Year

Facebook has named its picks for the best games of 2017 to appear on its social video game platforms.

Facebook has named its selections for the best games of 2017 to appear across the various video game platforms spread throughout its social media website and apps.

This year’s picks notably come in a year where Facebook has reaffirmed its commitment to video games by working with developers to both reshape its games business and once again attract devs to its platform.

The web giant breaks its choices down by the different platforms appearing within its suite of social media apps, dividing titles into categories for best Instant, Web, and Gameroom games. Additionally, this year’s winners were selected by a panel of industry judges listed on Facebook’s developer portal. 

For 2017, Facebook has named Hyper Hippo Productions’ AdVenture Capitalist as Best Instant Game and Wooga’s June’s Journey as Best Web Game. For titles appearing on its Gameroom platform, Facebook broke its picks into two separate free to play and paid categories.

Disney’s Star Wars: Commander walked away as 2017’s best Free to Play Gameroom Game, while 1979 Revolution: Black Friday by iNK Stories has named both best Gameroom Game and 2017’s Facebook Game of the Year. 

A more detailed look at the winners can be found on Facebook’s Developer Portal, while the complete list of nominations can be found below.

Best Instant Game

  • 4 Pics 1 Word  (LOTUM)
  • Dino Balls (SundayToz)
  • Golden Boot (Nordeus)
  • AdVenture Capitalist (Hyper Hippo Productions)

Best Web Game 

  • Bubble Witch (King)
  • Dakota Farm Adventures (RJ Games)
  • June’s Journey (Wooga)

Best Free to Play Gameroom Game

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War (JOYCITY)
  • War Robots (Pixonic)
  • Crusaders of Light (NetEase, Inc)
  • Star Wars: Commander (Disney)

Best Gameroom Game

  • The Eyes of Ara (100 Stones Interactive)
  • Beholder (Warm Lamp Games)
  • Rise of Balloons (Mirum Studio)
  • Heart’s Medicine (GameHouse)
  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (iNK Stories)

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