FarmVille, a virtual farming game from Zynga, inspired by an earlier China-based version, has reached 50 million monthly active users this past week, having gained 4.21 million new players. Meanwhile, our AppData service shows Chinese developers gaining some of the most new users among the top 20 fastest-growing games on Facebook.
Silicon Valley and Chinese gaming platforms, companies and gamers are, in their own ways, coming together like never before. Indeed, number 12 on the list is 開心農場, or “Happy Farm,” made by ELEX — apparently also a Chinese-language virtual farming game patterned after earlier, China-based Happy Farm games.
My Fishbowl, a multi-language but apparently mostly Chinese-language virtual aquarium game made by AppSphere Inc, gained 891,000 new users over the past week, to reach 4.19 million monthly actives. It came in at number five. It was followed by Animal Paradise, from Beijing-based Rekoo, with 726,000 new users and 2.77 million monthly actives.
|5.||My Fishbowl||4,192,713||+890,601||+27.0||TwoFishes Interactive|
|8.||(Lil) Farm Life||3,782,228||+649,829||+20.8||Greenpatch Inc|
|9.||Your Indian Name!||4,771,891||+639,565||+15.5||AppSphere Inc.|
|11.||Texas HoldEm Poker||17,670,843||+471,189||+2.7||Zynga|
|14.||Friends For Sale!||6,212,477||+274,837||+4.6||Serious Business|
|15.||Mobsters 2: Vendetta||2,641,419||+218,963||+9.0||Playdom|
|16.||Brain Buddies||5,101,766||+214,145||+4.4||wooga – world of gaming|
|17.||Bejeweled Blitz||7,535,752||+208,061||+2.8||Popcap Games|
|20.||Tattoodle||5,221,083||+188,144||+3.7||Make The Web Better|