As if it weren’t enough for Digital Chocolate to keep Millionaire City on our app lists for months on end, the company now has two twins of the city-building game on this week’s AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook apps by daily active users: Hollywood City and Vegas City.
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|11.||ESPNU College Town||400,401||+48,732||+14%|
|16.||Mynet Çanak Okey||157,980||+32,496||+26%|
The two City games are, as we noted in our review of Hollywood City, fairly straightforward reskins of the highly-successful Millionaire City. In one, you build a movie empire, in the other, gambling. The theme of unfettered greed carries between all three titles (in the game, at least — we’re not taking a swipe at Digital Chocolate). Hollywood seems to have the edge on Vegas, at least for the moment.
FarmVille, of course, is the top game on the list, but neither it nor any of the other older games shown — Restaurant City, Cafe Life and FrontierVille — has really grown. All just recovered slightly from dips prior to the past week.
Simply Hospital is the number two game, which as you may recall was renamed from Sim Hospital. Despite the odd name, the hospital management game is really taking off, showing that even with a different format and appearance, some Facebook users love a business sim.
Zynga’s Warstorm continues to do well; it’s now almost three times as large as it was at any point when Challenge Games, which Zynga acquired, owned it. Finally, Playdom’s ESPNU College Town is showing signs of improved player retention, with DAU as a percentage of monthly active users is up several points over the past few days.