International Releases Top This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Games

Happy Elements’ 森の物語 (Forest Adventure), an Arabic farming sim, and four different language versions of Galaxy Online II dominate this week’s list of emerging Facebook games.

ETA: Due to a miscategorization, Collapse Blast was left off of this list in error. It should appear at number one with 472,608 MAU with +385,437 gained in the last seven days for +292% growth.

Galaxy Online II comes from massively multiplayer online game developer IGG (I Got Games). The a space-themed real-time strategy came to Facebook in English earlier this year and has since slowed down in growth across monthly active users and daily active users. Mark Zhang, IGG’s vice president of global operations, tells ISG that the game is highly engaging for its core users, making the game ultimately profitable. The plan for IGG is to localize Galaxy Online into 10 different languages in the coming months, including one or two of the “emerging” languages Facebook is keen to reach (e.g. Portuguese for the Brazilian market). Zhang says the developer is careful to analyze any potential international market, as IGG already had one bad experience in a small market where Galaxy Online failed to penetrate.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.  森の物語 555,894 +291,374 +110%
2.  المزرعة السعيدة 945,321 +193,799 +26%
3.  Galaksi Online II Türkçe: En İyi Bilim Kurgu Oyunu 205,210 +178,186 +659%
4.  Little Cave Hero 285,125 +160,207 +128%
5.  Millionaire Boss 434,601 +149,096 +52%
6.  Six Gun Galaxy 305,771 +105,041 +52%
7.  Bingo Island 967,686 +104,523 +12%
8.  Animal Party 953,339 +98,934 +12%
9.  Total Domination: Nuclear Strategy 542,692 +98,296 +22%
10.  Türkiye Texas Poker 414,147 +96,155 +30%
11.  Galaxy Online II Philippines – Best Sci Fi Game 275,624 +92,393 +50%
12.  Fantasy Football 2011 137,343 +82,060 +148%
13.  Galaxía Online II, Mejor Juego de Ciencia Ficción 780,427 +80,304 +11%
14.  Clash of Kingdoms 192,011 +78,189 +69%
15.  GodsWar – Best 3D MMORPG Browser Game ★★★★★ 453,688 +76,341 +20%
16.  Monster Fusion 200,749 +66,487 +50%
17.  The Sims Social 890,826 +64,592 +8%
18.  Buddy Rush 372,761 +63,342 +20%
19.  Galaxy Online II: Français-Meilleur jeux de Sci-fi 204,367 +61,030 +43%
20.  Texas HoldEm Poker Deluxe: Your Poker Portal 969,859 +54,700 +6%

森の物語 is a combination farming/city-building/exploration sim in which players control a single villager looking to establish a settlement out in the jungle. The game has richly detailed graphics and myriad customization options for player avatars. Those familiar with Zynga’s FrontierVille may be tempted to cry “clone” — but it’s not immediately clear how much weight those accusations carry.

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.