Mid-sized developer Lolapps’ plan to break into the ranks of well-known game companies on Facebook is off to a good start. The company’s new game heads up this week’s AppData list of fastest-growing games on Facebook, defined as those still under a million monthly active users:
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|2.||CBSSports.com Franchise Football||217,328||+209,211||+2,577%|
|3.||Ikariam – The free browser game||319,612||+193,153||+153%|
|4.||Free Flash Games||809,401||+157,285||+24%|
|5.||Bubble Town: Party Planet||632,226||+134,456||+27%|
|7.||Juega al Truco||390,589||+124,163||+47%|
|9.||i Like Slots||232,968||+106,773||+85%|
|14.||Robot Unicorn Attack||119,765||+90,566||+310%|
|20.||Mynet Çanak Okey||224,072||+72,624||+48%|
Critter Island, the new Lolapps game, heads up the list with 290,743 new MAU. Although it has been out for a few weeks now, the island management game’s biggest gains have mostly come in the past few days.
CBSSports.com Franchise Football comes in second with a new fantasy football app for the fall season. Several similar CBS apps have done well in the past, so the company is obviously onto something; but they rarely grow past a few hundred thousand users, and usually disappear after the sports season is over.
At number three, Ikariam – The free browser game is not actually a Facebook game, or at least not originally. It’s a fairly well-known browser-based game with a theme much like Electronic Arts’ My Empire, in which the player builds a Greco-Roman civilization on an island.
The imported casual games don’t stop there. Free Flash Games is the latest portal to show up; below it, Bubble Town: Party Planet is a bubble-shooting game with an island-based progression (like Wooga’s Bubble Island) These two apps both appear to be from casual game developers moving onto Facebook.
Then there’s Robot Unicorn Attack, down at number 14. This tongue-in-cheek game is pretty simple: you’re a robot unicorn, you want fairies, and you really don’t like walls. Robot Unicorn appears to be the first game on Facebook from Adult Swim (or at least the first we’ve seen), marking yet another casual game incursion onto Facebook.