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 Wonder 10,018,490 +1,759,546 +21%
2. Original Texas HoldEm Poker 34,569,260 +677,139 +2%
3. Original Happy Pets 8,522,499 +574,796 +7%
4. Original Happy Aquarium 11,712,980 +497,885 +4%
5. Original YoVille 7,893,007 +434,498 +6%
6. App_2_138575656172984_7917 Madden NFL Superstars 683,369 +391,974 +135%
7. App_2_122353571139137_4163 The Price Is Right Game 2,203,909 +382,956 +21%
8. Original MMA Pro Fighter 2,873,632 +342,976 +14%
9. Original Millionaire City 7,431,420 +328,187 +5%
10. Original Ikariam – The free browser game 989,055 +323,598 +49%
11. App_2_144320435592910_7250 Critter Island 810,404 +268,035 +49%
12. Original Kingdoms of Camelot 6,361,071 +183,944 +3%
13. Original Games 7,118,005 +183,442 +3%
14. Original Funflow 1,681,001 +160,871 +11%
15. Original Backyard Monsters 1,640,041 +151,695 +10%
16. App_2_138368046186693_7846 Franchise Football 515,050 +135,040 +36%
17. Original Ranch Town 640,178 +127,024 +25%
18. App_2_140172749351635_4057 Quizz Bescherelle 970,369 +126,070 +15%
19. App_2_149314558413832_1420 小小戰爭 450,205 +124,783 +38%
20. App_2_256799621935_1837 Car Town 4,258,190 +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.