Notification changes cause gamers to flock away from social network site

Facebook games suffer user drop

Facebook has lost a substantial amount of its game users since altering its notification system, with FarmVille alone recording a dip of 4.4 million players.

Gamasutra first reported the story, noting that 18 of the top 25 Facebook games lost players in April – with 12 of those games losing at least a million users.

MindJolt Games took the biggest losses, dropping almost eight million gamers in all over several titles.

Facebook made the alterations, limiting the amount of user-base expanding notifications applications can send users and their friends, in order to make their titles more “streamlined, clear and less spammy.”

The full story can be read over at Gamasutra.

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