Digital Chocolate’s Millionaire City Reskins Succeed on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by DAU

As if it weren’t enough for Digital Chocolate to keep Millionaire City on our app lists for months on end, the company now has two twins of the city-building game on this week’s AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook apps by daily active users: Hollywood City and Vegas City.

Top Gainers This Week – Games
Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1.Original FarmVille16,633,830+193,316+1%
2.App_2_157531047591855_5508 Simply Hospital300,175+179,280+148%
3.App_2_142727279103775_7311 Hollywood City149,383+149,375+1,867,188%
4.Original Restaurant City2,087,647+97,268+5%
5.App_2_347486061825_9369 Cafe Life522,260+75,630+17%
6.App_2_129547877091100_7928 Crime City663,390+61,062+10%
7.App_2_149314558413832_1420 小小戰爭416,682+56,940+16%
8.Original FrontierVille7,033,571+52,688+0.75%
9.Original Warstorm256,902+51,705+25%
10.Original Baking Life1,074,416+50,312+5%
11.App_2_135858749758063_4184 ESPNU College Town400,401+48,732+14%
12.App_2_159048707462697_4831 Vegas City46,475+46,474+4,647,400%
13.App_2_127023510649480_3664 แฮปปี้คนเลี้ยงหม399,888+45,134+13%
14.Original 德州撲克(中文版)1,079,048+41,948+4%
15.Original Millionaire City2,630,354+39,402+2%
16.App_2_106932686001126_9426 Mynet Çanak Okey157,980+32,496+26%
17.Original Armies93,148+31,354+51%
18.App_2_125563607490233_6907 Little War33,688+30,345+908%
19.App_2_162930363735907_2713 แฮปปี้เกาะ59,237+29,693+101%
20.App_2_139417802738837_928 Lil’ Pirates28,574+28,565+317,389%

The two City games are, as we noted in our review of Hollywood City,  fairly straightforward reskins of the highly-successful Millionaire City. In one, you build a movie empire, in the other, gambling. The theme of unfettered greed carries between all three titles (in the game, at least — we’re not taking a swipe at Digital Chocolate). Hollywood seems to have the edge on Vegas, at least for the moment.

FarmVille, of course, is the top game on the list, but neither it nor any of the other older games shown — Restaurant City, Cafe Life and FrontierVille — has really grown. All just recovered slightly from dips prior to the past week.

Simply Hospital is the number two game, which as you may recall was renamed from Sim Hospital. Despite the odd name, the hospital management game is really taking off, showing that even with a different format and appearance, some Facebook users love a business sim.

Zynga’s Warstorm continues to do well; it’s now almost three times as large as it was at any point when Challenge Games, which Zynga acquired, owned it. Finally, Playdom’s ESPNU College Town is showing signs of improved player retention, with DAU as a percentage of monthly active users is up several points over the past few days.