Zynga games are seeing a bit of the lift this week as Words With Friends claims the top spot on our list of fastest-growing games by daily active users. Bubble Witch Saga and CityVille round out our top three.
While thoroughly integrated with its mobile parent game, Words With Friends for Facebook takes a different approach to monetization. The mobile game gets people to pay for a one-time download mainly as a way to avoid watching video ads between moves. The Facebook version keeps the video ads, but only allows players to opt out of watching them by inviting a certain number of friends. The actual monetization in the Facebook game comes from spending Facebook Credits on one of three gameplay-boosting features, like a “Count” tool that displays a player’s possible score as they place down individual tiles.
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|1.||Words With Friends||4,900,000||+400,000||+9%|
|2.||Bubble Witch Saga||2,200,000||+200,000||+10%|
|13.||Texas HoldEm Poker||6,500,000||+100,000||+2%|
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned for our look at the top emerging apps on Friday.