Gem Rush Leads This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Games

OMGPOP’s Gem Rush takes the top spot on this week’s list of emerging Facebook games, as defined by those titles approaching 1 million monthly active users.

Earlier this month, we observed a trend among the top 25 Facebook games for December 2011 where games needed a minimum of 1 million daily active users to rank. With that point in mind, we compiled a test leaderboard looking at apps approaching 1 million DAU and found that, yes, Gem Rush still comes out on top among emerging Facebook games. The rest of the list, however, included many games that had already graduated from our usual emerging rankings — Bola, FantaBook, Animal Party, etc. — leading us to believe that filtering the rankings by DAU has limited value for short form analysis. After all, DAU is far more volatile than MAU and not always a reliable indicator of newly-launched games.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

1.  Gem Rush810,000+490,000+153%
2.  Slots Farm – Slot Machines770,000+150,000+24%
3.  Men vs Women380,000+120,000+58%
4.  Chef Quest120,000+114,000+1,900%
5.  TubeHero750,000+100,000+15%
6.  Storage Wars: The Game390,000+90,000+30%
7.  GameGround320,000+70,000+28%
8.  Birdland320,000+60,000+23%
9.  Habbo Hotel España730,000+60,000+9%
10.  超級店長—超人氣!免費模擬經營遊戲!340,000+60,000+21%
11.  Animal Party330,000+50,000+18%
12.  House of Fun – Slot Machines 940,000+50,000+6%
13.  حديقة الحيوان380,000+50,000+15%
14.  Boat Fishing220,000+40,000+22%
15.  Fantasy Kingdoms170,000+40,000+31%
16.  Hayvanat Bahçesi360,000+40,000+13%
17.  Monster’s Planet180,000+40,000+29%
18.  Noah’s Ark240,000+40,000+20%
19.  Star Badminton240,000+40,000+20%
20.  A Maze Race II200,000+30,000+18%

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.