Though console video game tie-in inFamous Anarchy kills it in percentage of growth gained in monthly active users, Empires & Allies still sits at the top 20 for this week while Zoo World 2 (here shown as Zoo World) holds onto its position from last week.
The rest of our list reflects quite a few of the newer games making the rounds, including Tea4Friends, City Wars, and the licensed version of Pac-Man from Namco Bandai Games. Older games from earlier in the year also hang onto their growth trends with the Chinese version of Boss Vegas showing up in the top five and Gardens of Time slipping to 16.
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|1.||Empires & Allies||47,342,702||+7,425,409||+19%|
|11.||Slotomania – Slot Machines||3,625,554||+291,923||+9%|
|16.||Gardens of Time||14,145,712||+225,039||+2%|
The appearance of Tea4Friends and Cooking Mama on this list makes us wonder if the restaurant simulation genre isn’t as stale as we thought it was. While it’s true that older titles like Restaurant City and Cafe World have lost some steam, we’re not seeing developers being discourages from creating new games in the genre. The big question is whether or not these new titles add anything to the gameplay experience or merely mimic best practices from previous games. Copycats are sadly no stranger to the Facebook games platform.
Also, just in case you missed it Friday, Zynga filed a form S-1 in preparation for its impending initial public offering. Sadly, the revenue figures and deduplicated user count did not include the release of Empires & Allies or Hanging With Friday — but it still makes for interesting reading.
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned for our look at the top weekly gainers by daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.