Madden NFL Superstars has finally hit the top of one of our weekly AppData lists. The Electronic Arts spinoff of its Madden franchise has been picking up steam as it goes, an added over half a million players during the past week. Of course, EA has also promoted the game heavily, so it can’t yet be considered successful.
Here’s our emerging games list, which counts fast-growing titles still under a million monthly active users:
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|1.||Madden NFL Superstars||946,835||+541,879||+134%|
|6.||i Like Slots||511,004||+190,368||+59%|
|11.||Robot Unicorn Attack||336,398||+149,092||+80%|
|13.||Chucke la taupe||371,303||+143,018||+63%|
|14.||Bubble Town: Party Planet||869,627||+142,249||+20%|
|16.||My Sweet Shop||310,562||+120,622||+64%|
|17.||CBSSports.com Franchise Football||553,260||+119,670||+28%|
|20.||Univers des Trois Royaumes||288,754||+107,337||+59%|
Critter Island, by LOLapps, isn’t growing quite as fast as the EA title, and the game appears to be having trouble with its retention as well, drawing only nine percent of its MAUs back as daily active users. But like EA the game is crossing the important million MAU mark, and it’s possible the DAU picture could improve with time.
Ranch Town is a much older title farming title. We recently talked to the CEO of its maker, Meteor Games, and heard that the company is focusing in on more in-depth games; in the meantime, it appears to be putting fresh resources into promoting its older games.
La Tomatina, although a rare Spanish-language game, is not particularly notable, involving a fairly simplistic mechanic of hurling tomatoes at friends’ portraits. At number five, Green Farm is a lot more interesting. The recently-released farming game by mobile developer Gameloft is suggesting that better graphics could revive the farming genre.