Large Developers, International Apps Own This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by DAU

A group of five top Facebook developers hold over half of the spots on this week’s AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook games by daily active users, including most of the top 10. Most of the apps that broke through the large developer wall are from international origins:

Top Gainers This Week – Games
Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1. CityVille18,591,715+1,620,113+10%
2. Millionaire City2,678,013+198,868+8%
3. 寵物戰爭235,763+161,834+219%
4. Texas HoldEm Poker 6,981,466+132,997+2%
5. Café World3,428,097+132,895+4%
6. แฮปปี้คนเลี้ยงหม689,945+123,055+22%
7. Country Life808,712+95,114+13%
8. It Girl1,000,207+86,215+9%
9. City of Wonder566,238+79,054+16%
10. Happy Pets671,149+76,271+13%
11. Farmandia196,970+66,583+51%
12. Ravenwood Fair559,268+58,333+12%
13. Monster World1,155,354+55,429+5%
14. Texas HoldEm Poker – Deluxe ★★★★★★83,083+51,538+163%
15. 小小戰爭712,840+45,861+7%
16. Backyard Monsters801,215+45,681+6%
17. Barn Buddy Game473,222+44,340+10%
18. Mahjong Trails308,992+42,774+16%
19. Happy Island614,662+42,363+7%
20. YoVille837,358+41,430+5%

Zynga is the big presence again, with CityVille and three other games adding about two million DAU. The company is now within a few million DAU short of the high point it reached last April. Its DAU as a percentage of monthly active users, however, is at an all-time low of 20 percent, reflecting CityVille’s rapid bloat.

CrowdStar also made a significant showing, with It Girl, Happy Pets and Happy Island. This week was a big one for It Girl, as the game pushed above the significant million DAU point for the second time. However, the developer still lost over half a million DAU overall as many older games declined.

The only two new games on the list, 寵物戰爭 and Texas HoldEm Poker – Deluxe ★★★★★★, are both from Chinese developers, while แฮปปี้คนเลี้ยงหม is proving that Thai users are another southeast Asian group with heavy social gaming habits.