森の物語, Megacity, Collapse! Blast Top This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Games

Collapse! Blast stays strong but 森の物語 (Forest Adventure) and Megacity slip past it to take the top two spots on this week’s list of emerging Facebook games, while Playdom’s ESPN Sports Bar & Grill restaurant sim misses the top three by about 78,000 users.

Farther down the list are a handful of newer games, like S.O.S., Premier Fantasy League Football, The Island: Castaway (which we recently reviewed), Divinitz and Rocket Bird. The Sims Social makes another appearance at No.15 this week, having almost broken the 1 million monthly active user mark needed to graduate from emerging games rankings. The game is currently still in closed beta.

ETA: Due to a miscategorization, iWin’s 1 vs. 100 was left off this list in error. It should appear at No.6 this week with 161,167 new monthly active users for a total of 636,676 MAU for 34% growth.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

NameMAUGainGain,%
1. 森の物語911,560+317,699+53%
2. Megacity962,131+295,790+44%
3. Collapse! Blast798,314+280,792+54%
4. ESPN Sports Bar & Grill353,847+202,533+134%
5. S.O.S291,926+189,229+184%
6. Millionaire Boss616,212+158,348+35%
7. Premier League Fantasy Football200,658+147,658+279%
8. Galaksi Online II Türkçe: En İyi Bilim Kurgu Oyunu369,227+147,277+66%
9. The Island: Castaway309,623+146,665+90%
10. Divinitiz144,829+134,083+1,248%
11. RocketBird336,744+131,702+64%
12. Monster Fusion343,012+120,992+54%
13. Little Cave Hero416,729+116,876+39%
14. Fantasy Football 2011263,730+108,639+70%
15. Buraco by Gazeus268,870+89,909+50%
16. The Sims Social998,037+88,496+10%
17. Sanal Okey475,332+84,715+22%
18. Mynet Çanak 101 Okey899,687+66,419+8%
19. Megaband161,717+64,077+66%
20. SlotSpot – Best Free Slot Machines226,058+61,672+38%

Rocket Bird could prove to be an interesting case study of physics-based mobile games ported to Facebook. Like its iOS original, players “tilt” a flying bird seen in the first person perspective to navigate him down a trail, past obstacles for an overall score. Though the Facebook version tracks cursor movement as a means to move the bird, it’s clear that the game was designed with an accelerometer or finger swipe in mind. That might not necessarily count Rocket Bird out on Facebook, but from what we’ve seen, Angry Birds clones and direct ports like Trade Nations haven’t been able to find traction on the platform after making the jump.

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.