Aquarium Games Apparently Still Get Growth on This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Games

Peak Games‘ Turkish-language aquarium sim, Akvaryum, tops this week’s list of emerging Facebook games just one week after debuting at number two. And here we thought the genre was saturated with well over 30 different variations on the theme logged in our traffic tracking service, AppData. Of that list, Akvaryum is already at number five in terms of monthly active users.

Getting back to our list of emerging Facebook games, we see several newcomers to the list including several Spanish-language Social Point-developed games that also appeared on our top 20 fastest-growing games by daily active users this week. We also see The Sims Social still ramping up in users despite the fact that the game isn’t even to the closed beta phase yet so far as we know. At number two is inFamous Anarchy, Mob Science’s tie-in game for the recently-released PlayStation 3 game, inFamous 2.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1. Akvaryum 486,806 +298,752 +159%
2. inFAMOUS Anarchy 484,198 +293,445 +154%
3. My Country 306,830 +259,947 +554%
4. The Sims Social 430,032 +243,268 +130%
5. City Wars 810,940 +192,712 +31%
6. Planet Domo 838,590 +180,538 +27%
7. HotShot 778,708 +162,212 +26%
8. Pet Tales 269,320 +149,874 +125%
9. Mad Games 254,279 +147,719 +139%
10. Revienta el teclado 827,155 +142,505 +21%
11. Tavla 818,172 +142,473 +21%
12. Samurai Dynasty 416,461 +137,850 +49%
13. FishHunt 224,414 +127,294 +131%
14. MMA Pro Fighter 530,108 +126,558 +31%
15. Perro Saltarín 953,103 +125,030 +15%
16. Shadow Fight 598,564 +122,157 +26%
17. Super Billares 800,407 +111,223 +16%
18. Trial Madness 951,537 +105,106 +12%
19. Crazy Taxi 913,753 +93,984 +11%
20. Galaxy Online II Philippines – Best Sci Fi Game 127,823 +92,056 +257%

At number six and seven this week are two games we had the opportunity to review recently. First up is Planet Domo, an adventure/treasure-hunting game from Barn Buddy developer TheBroth based on the popular Japanese TV mascot. The game features a player-versus-player mode that adds a layer of depth to the core gameplay.

Next is HotShot, an arcade-type game from developer PlayQ that is notably similar to PopCap Games’ popular casual title, Peggle. In both games, players shoot a ball from the top of the screen into a cluster of “pegs” arranged below the cannon. The goal is to strike certain-colored pegs with the ball to clear them from the board. At present, PopCap does not have a version of Peggle available on social networks.

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.