CrowdStar Pushes Hard on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by MAU

For the third week in row, Playdom’s City of Wonder leads our AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook games by monthly active users. But on our sister site Inside Facebook, it’s edged out by a CrowdStar app, Quiz Planet, while multiple CrowdStar games are suddenly racking up big gains.

Here’s the list:

Top Gainers This Week – Games
Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.App_2_114335335255741_9738 City of Wonder10,018,490+1,759,546+21%
2.Original Texas HoldEm Poker34,569,260+677,139+2%
3.Original Happy Pets8,522,499+574,796+7%
4.Original Happy Aquarium11,712,980+497,885+4%
5.Original YoVille7,893,007+434,498+6%
6.App_2_138575656172984_7917 Madden NFL Superstars683,369+391,974+135%
7.App_2_122353571139137_4163 The Price Is Right Game2,203,909+382,956+21%
8.Original MMA Pro Fighter2,873,632+342,976+14%
9.Original Millionaire City7,431,420+328,187+5%
10.Original Ikariam – The free browser game989,055+323,598+49%
11.App_2_144320435592910_7250 Critter Island810,404+268,035+49%
12.Original Kingdoms of Camelot6,361,071+183,944+3%
13.Original Games7,118,005+183,442+3%
14.Original Funflow1,681,001+160,871+11%
15.Original Backyard Monsters1,640,041+151,695+10%
16.App_2_138368046186693_7846 CBSSports.com Franchise Football515,050+135,040+36%
17.Original Ranch Town640,178+127,024+25%
18.App_2_140172749351635_4057 Quizz Bescherelle970,369+126,070+15%
19.App_2_149314558413832_1420 小小戰爭450,205+124,783+38%
20.App_2_256799621935_1837 Car Town4,258,190+123,082+3%

Happy Pets and Happy Aquarium are the two games that CrowdStar put on the list, with over a million new MAU combined. However, those two don’t give the whole picture. At time of writing, we’re watching CrowdStar’s two brand-new titles, It Girl and Pop Boom, fly up the charts with over half a million new players each.

We reviewed the two titles late last week (here and here), and found them to be both good and original. It’s too early for quality to be driving much player growth, though. CrowdStar has likely pulled out the stops to try to achieve new growth.

Skipping to number six, Madden NFL Superstars is on its way up, although so far it’s growing no faster than EA SPORTS FIFA Superstars did in its early days.

The Price Is Right Game is still doing its part to convince developers that kitschy game shows are a great idea on Facebook; the question at this point is, who will get rights to Jeopardy?

Finally, Digital Chocolate is keeping the pace with MMA Pro Fighter and Millionaire City running neck-and-neck; most of the remaining apps on the list picked up fewer than a quarter of a million new users.