CrowdStar Becomes Second-Largest by MAU on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games

CrowdStar is on a tear. A little over a week after releasing its new games It Girl and Pop Boom, the developer has managed to put no less than four games on our AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook titles by monthly active users.

Find the two new games, along with Happy Pets and Happy Aquarium, in the top 20 below:

Top Gainers This Week – Games
Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.App_2_119866041395334_6883 It Girl2,377,021+1,826,614+332%
2.Original FarmVille62,352,754+1,079,776+2%
3.Original Millionaire City8,447,317+1,015,897+14%
4.App_2_150710571614842_5901 Pop Boom1,555,748+898,203+137%
5.Original Happy Pets9,418,437+895,938+11%
6.Original Café World20,829,079+879,539+4%
7.Original Happy Aquarium12,581,006+868,026+7%
8.Original Texas HoldEm Poker35,398,710+829,450+2%
9.App_2_114335335255741_9738 City of Wonder10,709,004+690,514+7%
10.Original MindJolt Games13,866,634+620,085+5%
11.Original Games7,646,188+528,183+7%
12.Original MMA Pro Fighter3,371,466+497,834+17%
13.App_2_138575656172984_7917 Madden NFL Superstars1,133,459+450,090+66%
14.App_2_256799621935_1837 Car Town4,700,249+442,059+10%
15.App_2_120451454661737_4691 Mall Dreams540,312+423,637+363%
16.Original Ninja Saga5,747,330+313,564+6%
17.Original Backyard Monsters1,948,995+308,954+19%
18.App_2_144320435592910_7250 Critter Island1,104,598+294,194+36%
19.Original Treasure Isle15,717,636+292,685+2%
20.App_2_122353571139137_4163 The Price Is Right Game2,476,333+272,424+12%

The new MAUs streaming into CrowdStar aren’t limited to these four games. Its quiz app Quiz Planet is also growing quickly, while other apps have made small gains. In all, CrowdStar has made a nine-day gain of almost 10 million MAU:

CrowdStar’s victory is not complete; although it now leads Electronic Arts by about three million MAU, CrowdStar trails EA’s DAU by about the same amount — a far more significant gap, since DAUs indicate more monetization opportunities.

Still, it’s likely that CrowdStar’s push has just begun. It Girl and Pop Boom are the first games that the company has released in four months, and both are significantly more innovative than most of what we’ve seen from the company before (you can also check our our It Girl review and Pop Boom review). We’d bet on a continued push from CrowdStar through this week.

Beyond CrowdStar, both Millionaire City and City of Wonder represented the city-building genre within the top 10 entries on the list. The latter shot up to become Facebook’s largest game in the genre, but Millionaire City still holds an almost 2-to-1 margin in terms of DAU.

Zynga is well-represented, although its games are so huge as to have not made significant gains in percentage terms. Finally, MindJolt Games appears to have finally halted its long decline from over 20 million MAU, bouncing slightly at its current 13.8 million MAU.