Gourmet Ranch Cooks Up Some Growth On This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by MAU

Not much movement over the last week in the top slots of this week’s list of fastest-growing games by monthly active users, but we are impressed by Gourmet Ranch’s steady climb up the rankings to number three after first debuting on the list in February of this year. Gardens of Time, meanwhile, continues its reign in the number one spot with Zombie Land, Diamond Dash, and Bubble Saga rounding out the top five.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1. Gardens of Time6,197,645+2,154,407+53%
2. Zombie Lane5,645,982+1,576,756+39%
3. Gourmet Ranch5,479,174+1,035,618+23%
4. Diamond Dash7,195,224+921,723+15%
5. Bubble Saga3,349,498+853,485+34%
6. BOSS維加斯1,483,689+428,664+41%
7. Tavla1,087,255+380,556+54%
8. Mynet Çanak Okey2,958,897+377,360+15%
9. Auto Hustle597,317+322,834+118%
10. Monster Galaxy11,761,336+314,216+3%
11. Dragons of Atlantis4,080,521+291,977+8%
12. Mystery Manor2,167,041+276,186+15%
13. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire1,641,273+266,553+19%
14. Fashion World2,528,800+265,877+12%
15. Bubble Island7,608,566+262,286+4%
16. TrainCity1,899,849+250,846+15%
17. Mahjong Trails2,907,903+237,613+9%
18. Bizim Çiftlik1,035,050+233,215+29%
19. King.com1,375,501+201,246+17%
20. UNO Boost™1,064,694+176,021+20%

We took a closer look at Gourmet Ranch’s aggressive growth spurt, finding that under parent studio RockYou‘s guidance, developer Playdemic had released a fishing expansion to the core game and run a successful seasonal promotion timed with the real life event of the royal wedding between England’s Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

An interesting addition to this week’s list is Mahjong Trails, an older title from German social game developer MegaZebra. Speaking to ISG in an interview last month, CEO Henning Kosmack told us that the game would get some new features as a benefit of a multi-million Euro investment closed in March. The developer also plans to spend some of that money on tweaks to existing games Nuzzle Puzzle and Magic Islands; we’ll be keeping an eye out for both on this list in the coming months.

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.