Strategy and Card Games Top This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by DAU

Newly-released strategy games Empires & Allies and Army Attack are kept apart by Turkish rummy-style card game Mynet Çanak Okey while Kabam’s Global Warfare creeps up behind them on this week’s list of fastest-growing Facebook games by daily active users as tracked by AppData.

This week, we see Zoo World getting a bump to both DAU and monthly active users as developer/publisher RockYou appears to be using the app as a gateway to its sequel, Zoo World 2, which launched yesterday. It’s not clear at this time if RockYou has actually cannibalized the old app ID for the new game; the original Zoo World is apparently still available to both existing and new users. We’ll have early impressions of Zoo World 2 later this week.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1. Empires & Allies 7,763,413 +7,410,400 +2,099%
2. Mynet Çanak Okey 886,368 +348,029 +65%
3. Army Attack 648,248 +187,549 +41%
4. Zoo World 361,693 +113,778 +46%
5. Global Warfare 174,230 +108,495 +165%
6. Akvaryum 67,758 +67,746 +564,550%
7. Gardens of Time 2,508,941 +61,508 +3%
8. Texas HoldEm Poker 6,927,305 +54,849 +0.80%
9. Glory of Rome 167,616 +53,605 +47%
10. Feevo 92,811 +53,425 +136%
11. The Price Is Right Game 177,832 +45,401 +34%
12. Country Story 252,935 +39,008 +18%
13. 英雄遠征-開心農場 47,986 +38,314 +396%
14. Okey 559,320 +34,690 +7%
15. HotShot 110,427 +33,567 +44%
16. Draw My Thing 132,230 +31,438 +31%
17. Tetris Battle 817,774 +30,575 +4%
18. WAYN – Map Your Friends 47,731 +21,633 +83%
19. PetVille 521,869 +20,971 +4%
20. Mynet Çanak 101 Okey 141,431 +20,809 +17%

Meanwhile, the strategy genre on Facebook continues its rapid expansion. It’ll be interesting to see how close in total growth Global Warfare can come to Empires & Allies and Army Attacks in the long run. Like other Kabam titles, the game is targeted to “hardcore” hobbyist players in that it rewards those who spend the maximum amount of time organizing bases and collecting resources. In contrast, Empires & Allies is more accessible to the casual gamer that only wishes to spend a few minutes on preparing an army unit and attacking an enemy. Army Attack is similarly accessible to non-hardcore players, but developer Digital Chocolate recently told us that the game was meant to be a full commitment to the strategy genre.

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned for our look at the top emerging apps on Friday.