Just one week after first appearing on our list of emerging Facebook games as tracked by AppData, TheBroth’s Planet Domo lands in the top spot while Digital Chocolate’s Army Attack does indeed graduate from the list after breaking the 1 million monthly active user mark earlier this week. If you’re at all shocked that Zynga’s rival game, Empires & Allies, didn’t make the list this week — don’t be. The game broke 1 million MAU within a week of launch.
Moving on down the list, we see two of EA’s sports social games gaining some ground with EA Playfish’s World Series Superstars snagging second and PGA Tour Golf Challenge landing farther down at number 16.
Top Gainers This Week – Games
Debuting on our list this week at number 17 is an unofficial Pac-Man clone from Telaxo called Pacman. The app appears to suffer from some naming confusion, referring to itself as Ghostman in-game and in the URL. In any case, it’s very obviously an unlicensed copy of the original Japanese arcade game that features no monetization, a single leaderboard for tracking the scores of friends and a control scheme designed entirely around the arrow keys. A licensed version of Pac-Man by license holder Namco Bandai recently hit Facebook with a new monetization strategy built around an “insert quarter to continue” gameplay loop made famous by classic arcades.
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Come back next week for our top weekly gainers by monthly active users on Monday, our daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.