Arabic-language “Guerilla” sneaks to the top of this week’s emerging Facebook games

Arabic-language action game حرب العصابات (“Guerilla”) took the top spot on this week’s list of emerging Facebook games, up by 40,000 monthly active users for a gain of 80 percent. Guerilla launched in March 2009 and peaked in November 2010 with 352,000 MAU, but the traffic declined afterwards. The game’s MAU numbers bottomed out with 60,000 MAU in October 2011 and then saw a small traffic surge between January and April. Now, it looks like the game is seeing another traffic spike thanks to being published by 6waves.

Being Human took the No. 2 spot, up by 30,000 MAU for a 300 percent increase. This is the first time Being Human saw a traffic gain since early March. The traffic increase is unexpected, since Syfy hasn’t revealed any details about the premiere of the show’s third season after it was announced in February.

At No. 7 we find another older game looks like it’s benefitting from being published by 6waves — Liquid Entertainment’s D&D: Heroes of Neverwinter snagged 20,000 MAU for a 33 percent gain.

Six other games had gains of 100 percent or more this week. 6 waves’s Ravenshire Castle is starting to gain traction, up by 20,000 MAU for a 100 percent swell. Peak Games’s Turkish-language backgammon title Tavla Plus brought in 20,000 MAU for a 100 percent gain. Diviad GmbH’s Ghost Trappers was also up by 20,000 MAU for a 100 percent increase. Pow Games’s hidden object title Seaside Hideaway acquired 13,000 MAU for a 186 percent swell. IGG’s German-language version of Galaxy Online II warped in 10,000 MAU for a 100 percent gain. Finally,’s Loteria (a Mexican variant of Bingo) was also up by 10,000 MAU for a 100 percent increase.

NameMAUGain Gain,%
1.  حرب العصابات90,000+40,000+ 80%
2.  Being Human40,000+30,000+ 300%
3.  Sports Games on Wedge Buster90,000+30,000+ 50%
4.  Stylista90,000+30,000+ 50%
5.  Ravenshire Castle40,000+20,000+ 100%
6.  Tavla Plus40,000+20,000+ 100%
7.  D&D: Heroes of Neverwinter80,000+20,000+ 33%
8.  Ghost Trappers40,000+20,000+ 100%
9.  Seaside Hideaway20,000+13,000+ 186%
10.  Paradise Club90,000+10,000+ 13%
11.  Mini Putt Park30,000+10,000+ 50%
12.  GodsWar: El Mejor 3D Juego De Fantasía50,000+10,000+ 25%
13.  Jungle Jewels Flash60,000+10,000+ 20%
14.  Galaxy 2: Das beste Sci-Fi Spiel20,000+10,000+ 100%
15.  Lotería20,000+10,000+ 100%
16.  Egg Breaker 240,000+10,000+ 33%
17.  Dirty Dancing Romance Resort30,000+10,000+ 50%
18.  Riding Club Championships30,000+10,000+ 50%
19.  AquaLife 3D70,000+10,000+ 17%
20.  Diner Garden40,000+10,000+ 33%

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.