Bayou Blast Tops This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Games

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By AJ Glasser

GameHouse’s Bayou Blast leads our list of emerging Facebook games this week with Broken Bulb’s Miscrits sequel, Volcano Island, and Paprika Lab’s Toyz & Zombies rounding out the top three.

During this quiet week between Christmas and New Year’s, we’ve spotted several established Facebook game developers quietly launching open betas of new games — like Broken Bulb, Paprika, and also Gaia Online and MegaZebra. Notably, each of these developers last launched games over the summer, suggesting that social game devs are beginning to settle into release calendars that put games up to eight months apart. This may be how some devs handle the cannibalization problem some sequels and expansions cause their games of origin.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.  Bayou Blast 900,000 +280,000 + 45%
2.  Miscrits of Volcano Island 520,000 +180,000 + 53%
3.  Toyz & Zombies 180,000 +176,000 + 4,400%
4.  Bingo Bash 400,000 +170,000 + 74%
5.  Mission Impossible 550,000 +170,000 + 45%
6.  Skyscraper City 260,000 +170,000 + 189%
7.  Puzzle Adventures 440,000 +130,000 + 52%
8.  Marble Trails 130,000 +126,000 + 3,150%
9.  Triviador Mundo 410,000 +110,000 + 46%
10.  Solitaire Castle 110,000 +106,000 + 2,650%
11.  WeTopia 410,000 +100,000 + 37%
12.  Treasure City 110,000 +90,000 + 450%
13.  GodsWar: El Mejor 3D Juego De Fantasía 250,000 +80,000 + 47%
14.  Storage Wars: The Game 690,000 +80,000 + 15%
15.  Tetris 260,000 +80,000 + 53%
16.  GameGround 510,000 +70,000 + 19%
17.  ชีวิตคนเมือง 230,000 +70,000 + 44%
18.  Fantasy Basketball 190,000 +60,000 + 46%
19.  Hemp Tycoon 310,000 +60,000 + 29%
20.  House of Fun – Slot Machines 990,000 +60,000 + 6%

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.