Gods, Monkeys and Vegas Appear on This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Games

On our Monday and Wednesday AppData lists of fastest-growing games, Digital Chocolate has taken the top spot several times in a row. Now the company has conspired to take over our Friday list of emerging Facebook apps, too, with one of its newer games, Island God. The apps on this list are growing fast, but still under a million monthly active users:

Top Gainers This Week – Games
Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1. Island God849,305+612,201+258%
2. THE WTF GAME812,539+310,258+62%
3. CSI: Crime City966,822+215,419+29%
4. Vegas871,994+214,401+33%
5. TRY TO PASS THIS GAME421,740+209,482+99%
6. Prizee Jackpot724,186+177,529+32%
7. Happy Hospital296,031+171,555+138%
8. Epic Fighters169,483+169,477+2,824,617%
9. FameTown434,500+169,019+64%
10. Little War309,710+159,921+107%
11. super spacer544,023+135,102+33%
12. pegale a justin barbie440,048+134,898+44%
13. Bubble Paradise807,772+134,488+20%
14. Super Crayon641,721+128,009+25%
15. Legacy of a Thousand Suns137,642+127,121+1,208%
16. How fast can you write?732,603+121,105+20%
17. Clash of Kingdoms329,219+119,732+57%
18. Boyaa Texas Poker336,861+109,765+48%
19. WSOP Poker706,130+104,036+17%
20. Mighty Pirates271,521+94,977+54%

Island God is a pretty good game, but that’s not the whole story with Digital Chocolate. The company is driving hard to reach the size of one of the top four Facebook game developers. At current growth rates, that might not take long; the company should clear 25 million monthly active users this week. On the above list, it also has Epic Fighters.

THE WTF GAME and TRY TO PASS THIS GAME are the same app with different names. It’s an old web favorite: with your mouse cursor you control an object, and a character jumps around the screen trying to take it. In the case, the object and character are a fruit and a gorilla.

CSI: Crime City is about to cross a million MAU. It’s also the first really successful app from giant French game maker Ubisoft, which has tried and missed with a number of other titles. CSI benefits both from being based on a hit show, and being a little closer than some of Ubisoft’s other attempts to existing games (although it’s still unique).

And, staying within the top five, the last app we’ll point out is Vegas. This is one of the rare games we see from an unknown developer, in this case Vitamin Games, that looks well-polished and smart all around. Unfortunately, the game is already having a bit of trouble with retention, with its percentage of MAU coming back daily having fallen to 10 percent. Vitamin appears to be iterating fairly quickly, so it may yet solve the problems.