This week’s list of emerging games on Facebook is headed up by Wooga’s new puzzle game, Diamond Dash. We reviewed this game last week and mentioned that it was a decent game but seemed to be far from complete. The easy-to-understand gameplay and the addictive nature of a Bejeweled Blitz-style countdown timer make for a nice implementation of a social version of Collapse. Diamond Dash picked up 532,000 monthly active users this week for a total of 610,000.
This list shows games that gained the most MAU and are still under 1 million monthly active users according to AppData, our service for tracking the top titles on Facebook.
The number two position goes to Lionside’s NBA Legend, the official Facebook game of the NBA, which grew by over 50% this week up to 735,000 MAU. Galaxy Online II, a strategy game by IGG is now nearing the 1 million MAU milestone as it too showed huge growth this week of 234,000 new players.
Top Gainers This Week – Games
Big City Bingo is a bingo game launched last September by Product Madness. The bingo gameplay is passive — players sit and chat while numbers are being called off. The numbers are automatically marked on any bingo cards that the player has purchased with in-game coins while the players chat or play minigames. Winning earns players coins so that they can purchase more bingo cards, and winning is determined automatically. Coins can also be purchased with real currency. Big City Bingo is not a game about skill, it is entirely a social chat experience with a light game thrown on top. It has only recently started to gain traction with around 404,000 monthly players enjoying it.
Bar World by DNA Games is a Nightclub City-inspired game that allows players to run their own bar. We reviewed the game back in November when it first launched and noted that it was a very polished hodgepodge of many other successful games that have come before it. We felt that its avatar matchmaking feature was distinctive and should be played up more by the developer to show off its unique mechanics. Bar World peaked in December at 1.7 million MAU and slowly declined down to about 660,000 earlier this month. It is now back on track and has gained 61,000 new players in the last week, bringing it up to 841,000 MAU currently.
The data in this post comes via AppData, our data service tracking growth and trends across the Facebook platform.