The ghosts of Zynga apps are haunting our weekly AppData list of emerging Facebook games, defined as those still under a million monthly active users. Not the Zynga apps themselves, but game utilities: this week Farm Bonuses, and last week Frontier Bonuses.
More on these, and the actual games, after the full list:
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|2.||Pool Master 2||438,424||+297,022||+210%|
|6.||Die Herausforderung der Städte||194,833||+191,389||+5,557%|
|12.||David Guetta, Play with it!||169,556||+159,032||+1,511%|
|13.||La sfida delle città||732,871||+146,813||+25%|
|17.||Gold Miner World||203,300||+133,605||+192%|
Developer 101 Apps is pushing out the “Bonuses” line of apps, which also includesTreasure Bonuses, Cafe Bonuses, City Bonuses and more. Each scrapes over your friends’ wall posts to discover any shared items from the respective game that they track.
Many of the other 19 titles are casual games – more than usual, by a long shot. Pool Master 2, which is also number two on the list, is a perfect example. The latest from Social Point, which is currently the largest casual developer on Facebook, it’s a fairly straightforward game of video pool with almost no social features.
SuperPoke! Pets is an odd name to see on the list. The Slide app hasn’t been seen in many months on our growth lists – none have, since Google bought the company for $228 million. That it’s growing could be a sign of fresh activity from Slide. On the other hand, no other Slide app is showing signs of growth.
A handful of other games deserve mention. Fantasy Kingdoms is an older, fantasy-themed farming game that just hit its highest point ever; while both Puzzle Saga and Ninjas Rising offer a break from the casual play with two very different styles of RPG, one based around puzzle combat with a cute wizard and the other on a text-based ninja adventure.