This week’s AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook games by daily active users appears, at first glance, to have been overrun by Zynga apps. As happens occasionally, a dip in traffic just over seven days ago made a half-dozen Zynga apps look like they’ve suddenly added thousands of DAU, when they’ve actually just recovered from a temporary decline.
Here’s the full list:
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|2.||Texas HoldEm Poker||6,195,504||+427,949||+7%|
|4.||Mafia Wars Game||4,242,515||+231,654||+6%|
|11.||The Price Is Right Game||314,838||+84,303||+37%|
|15.||City of Wonder||1,132,563||+57,500||+5%|
Happy Pets, an older CrowdStar game, did make a genuine gain. Several of CrowdStar’s games have risen over the past few days, driven by a push around the release of two new titles, It Girl and Pop Boom.
Millionaire City and Monster World, at numbers seven and 10 respectively, fit into a different group; these are both games from mid-sized developers that show no sign of stopping their steady growth. Millionaire City has an especially high stickiness factor, with 22 percent of players returning on a daily basis.
開心魚塘, a fish-raising game from Memoriki, is still drawing in a significant number of users. The app appears to be attracting a few players who don’t use Chinese with localized translations, although the quality of those is rather uneven, as seen in the screenshot below.
And at number 11, The Price Is Right Game is continuing to grow, having crossed 300,000 DAU this week. It’s about a month into its rise now, so it should be interesting to see whether the game show-inspired title can keep moving up.