Evony, Pogo Reappear on This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Games

Free-to-play strategy MMO Evony leads this week’s list of emerging Facebook games, defined as the fastest growers still under a million monthly active users. Evony isn’t emerging for the first time, though; the game has been up and down before. The game attempts to siphon players off to its own dedicated website, so it may have decided another round of player acquisition was worth the marketing cost.

Here’s the rest of the list:

Top Gainers This Week – Games
Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.Original Evony800,486+277,371+53%
2.App_2_165142503498057_3835 Route du Rhum – La Banque Postale248,022+247,979+576,695%
3.App_2_141437422542260_5503 CSI: Crime City551,551+244,194+79%
4.Original Pogo Games481,315+218,638+83%
5.App_2_157785064239480_3718 恐龍王國602,278+163,465+37%
6.App_2_108589655859196_4155 Mahjong Trails962,261+162,086+20%
7.App_2_115478888511670_1708 Card Rivals396,087+160,368+68%
8.App_2_109462332444375_8846 Roman Taxi574,802+153,530+36%
9.App_2_112963552070963_1018 超級職場 — 超人氣!免費休閒養成遊戲!227,132+149,162+191%
10.App_2_146925398656308_3036 Vegas398,616+138,160+53%
11.Original Top Eleven Football Manager816,122+138,005+20%
12.App_2_122219127831645_3661 Time Bomb157,324+130,585+488%
13.App_2_120659861321435_49 Coffee Bar693,087+125,809+22%
14.App_2_112594238780474_8273 Robot Unicorn Attack924,267+120,648+15%
15.App_2_121972834508790_5094 Fashion Addict438,120+118,979+37%
16.App_2_136061743093637_4596 Mi equipo de amigos!400,826+117,370+41%
17.Original Super Crayon404,415+115,678+40%
18.App_2_127882450578685_5861 Sunny Beach418,066+109,322+35%
19.Original Var Mısın? Yok Musun?160,308+105,021+190%
20.Original 德州撲克♠互動版 ♠♥♦♣ 最好玩的德克薩斯撲克遊戲 ♠♥♦♣208,044+103,467+99%

Route du Rhum – La Banque Postale appears to be a yacht racing game, or perhaps an app to track real-life regattas — your non-French-speaking writer had some difficulty figuring out the interface. In any case, the app is one of the few French-language entries we’ve seen top our lists.

CSI: Crime City has just become the most successful of Ubisoft’s dozen or so games on Facebook. It took the TV-series based crime-solving game just two weeks to cross half a million players. There are likely many more CSI fans to pull into the game, so its growth should continue for some time.

Pogo Games is the Facebook extension of pogo.com, an Electronic Arts casual gaming division separate from Playfish. Although Pogo has been on Facebook since April, we hadn’t seen much movement from it until now. Besides drawing in new players, the app also has a couple new games, including a Scrabble variant called Scrabble Sprint.

Moving down, Card Rivals is worth a quick look. Digital Chocolate recently released the game to replace NanoStar Castles, an earlier card game; however, the new version seems to share some of the problems of the old, in that few players return on a daily basis.