Millionaires and Monsters on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by DAU

This week’s AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook games by daily active users appears, at first glance, to have been overrun by Zynga apps. As happens occasionally, a dip in traffic just over seven days ago made a half-dozen Zynga apps look like they’ve suddenly added thousands of DAU, when they’ve actually just recovered from a temporary decline.

Here’s the full list:

Top Gainers This Week – Games
Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1. Original FarmVille 17,872,226 +474,339 +3%
2. Original Texas HoldEm Poker 6,195,504 +427,949 +7%
3. Original Café World 4,753,385 +244,394 +5%
4. Original Mafia Wars Game 4,242,515 +231,654 +6%
5. Original Happy Pets 1,252,445 +192,315 +18%
6. Original Treasure Isle 3,805,755 +190,748 +5%
7. Original Millionaire City 1,716,187 +184,096 +12%
8. Original Restaurant City 2,615,544 +183,664 +8%
9. Original 開心魚塘 224,314 +152,980 +214%
10. Original Monster World 650,044 +104,091 +19%
11. App_2_122353571139137_4163 The Price Is Right Game 314,838 +84,303 +37%
12. Original Zoo Paradise 665,162 +79,429 +14%
13. Original Happy Aquarium 2,125,251 +74,759 +4%
14. App_2_256799621935_1837 Car Town 1,003,848 +59,683 +6%
15. App_2_114335335255741_9738 City of Wonder 1,132,563 +57,500 +5%
16. Original Casino City 190,805 +50,539 +36%
17. Original 開心水族箱 1,396,629 +50,286 +4%
18. Original Backyard Monsters 364,006 +49,583 +16%
19. Original 開心寶貝(开心宝贝) 402,379 +49,508 +14%
20. Original Games 1,268,987 +49,192 +4%

Happy Pets, an older CrowdStar game, did make a genuine gain. Several of CrowdStar’s games have risen over the past few days, driven by a push around the release of two new titles, It Girl and Pop Boom.

Millionaire City and Monster World, at numbers seven and 10 respectively, fit into a different group; these are both games from mid-sized developers that show no sign of stopping their steady growth. Millionaire City has an especially high stickiness factor, with 22 percent of players returning on a daily basis.

開心魚塘, a fish-raising game from Memoriki, is still drawing in a significant number of users. The app appears to be attracting a few players who don’t use Chinese with localized translations, although the quality of those is rather uneven, as seen in the screenshot below.

And at number 11, The Price Is Right Game is continuing to grow, having crossed 300,000 DAU this week. It’s about a month into its rise now, so it should be interesting to see whether the game show-inspired title can keep moving up.