Army Games Battle it Out on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by MAU

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By AJ Glasser Comment

Get used to this picture: Zynga’s Empires & Allies and Digital Chocolate’s Army Attack battling it out in the top two spots of fastest-growing games by monthly active users. The only possible surprise we expect to see in the next three months or so as the army-themed strategy genre balloons is Kabam’s army game, Global Warfare, creeping up behind them at a steady pace. It’s up more than 11 spots from last week’s rankings for a solid position at number seven.

On the non-army front, Zoo World (a.k.a. Zoo World 2) is off to a good start following last week’s launch and Namco Bandai’s arcade classic Pac-Man eats its way toward the top of another top 20 list, having gobbled up Friday’s list of emerging Facebook games. Pokémon clone Monster Galaxy, meanwhile, maintains its monstrous growth pattern; it might be time to start giving awards to social games with longest-running top 20 stints.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1. Empires & Allies 32,974,509 +23,319,006 +242%
2. Army Attack 4,182,229 +1,594,634 +62%
3. Monster Galaxy 16,166,748 +1,476,780 +10%
4. Tea4Friends 1,689,943 +547,118 +48%
5. PAC-MAN 1,115,966 +523,194 +88%
6. Zoo World 2,178,219 +489,178 +29%
7. Global Warfare 1,203,432 +434,988 +57%
8. PyramidVille 2,619,431 +375,139 +17%
9. Tetris Battle 3,589,634 +353,779 +11%
10. Millionaire City 7,529,783 +343,350 +5%
11. Nomi Cose Città 1,554,242 +330,414 +27%
12. inFAMOUS Anarchy 362,637 +306,811 +550%
13. Ravenwood Fair 6,405,645 +301,882 +5%
14. Akvaryum 295,316 +295,195 +243,963%
15. Glory of Rome 1,242,964 +276,130 +29%
16. Happy Hospital 3,705,144 +271,278 +8%
17. Slotomania – Slot Machines 3,092,262 +261,430 +9%
18. Monster World 7,572,187 +242,018 +3%
19. Planet Domo 763,477 +241,371 +46%
20. Addicting Games 1,179,326 +236,393 +25%

Newcomers to the rankings this week are Nomi Cose Città, which appears to be an Italian word game, and restaurant simulation Tea4Friends, which we’ll have a review of later this week. Turkish language aquarium sim, Akvaryum, also makes its first appearance here after turning up in last week’s emerging games list.

At number 12 we see inFamous Anarchy, a game developed by Mob Science in collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment as a tie-in to the recently-released PlayStation 3 game, inFamous 2. An outage in the PS3’s built-in PlayStation Network caused some developmental problems for Anarchy as the social game and the console game are designed to have some light integration facilitated by PSN, but it looks game is still growing healthily despite the delays. The game combines several social game genres such as farming and exploration with player-versus-player combat, which furthers the good-versus-evil theme central to the inFamous franchise. Check out our full review of the game for more details.

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.

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