Facebook gamers have invested 342 years in MargaritaVille Online


That's a lot of years! After walking away with the award for Best Social / Casual Game at the Canadian Videogame Awards, MargaritaVille Online publisher THQ (in association with developer Exploding Barrel Games) has revealed some interesting data points about the Facebook game, showing us that even though the game may take place in paradise (where you're free to do nothing but sit back and relax), players in fact are doing something while there... in fact, they're doing a lot!

Players from 210 countries have played the game since its launch at the beginning of the year, and have logged a total of 2.997 million hours of playtime in total (that's 341.9 years, if you do the math). While exploring the islands of MargaritaVille Online and clearing paths, players have destroyed 12.87 million bunches of bamboo, whacked 68.3 million crates, barrels and rocks, and netted 14.28 million items from the backs of their boats. Treasure hunters have dug up 4.68 million items, and fashionistas have customized their avatar's clothing 618,000 times as well.

In terms of the game's mini-games, like its take on Bejeweled or Simon, those have received just as much love from players, as the five currently available puzzles have been played 2.6 million times in total. It's no surprise that the Bejeweled-inspired game "Hammock Time" has received the most plays, as it's available early on in the game, and hey, who doesn't love a good match-three puzzle? Here's the breakdown by activity:

  • Hammock Time - 591,890 plays

  • Limbo - 312,414 plays

  • Pirates - 1,349,381 plays

  • Steel Drums - 139,136 plays

  • Tile Puzzles - 207,041 plays

All told, this data can tell us one thing for sure: while MargaritaVille Online may not have experienced explosive player growth (yet), the players that have ventured into this tropical oasis are definitely sticking around once they arrive.

Have you played MargaritaVille Online yet? How about its iPad and iPhone versions? What do you think of this Jimmy Buffett-inspired fun in the sun game? Sound off in the comments.

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