Tetris Stars slides into top spot of this week’s emerging Facebook games

Blue Planet Software’s Tetris Stars took the top position of our emerging Facebook games this week, thanks to a 40,000 monthly active user jump for an 80 percent gain.

Three games on this week’s list saw gains over 100 percent. SportsButter’s Hockey Pool saw an upswing of 20,000 MAU for a 200 percent gain after two months of almost no activity; the game has a history of flat traffic interrupted by significant MAU spikes every few months. Game Insight’s Lords of Atlantis was also up by 20,000 MAU for a 200 percent gain, thanks in large part to being published by 6waves and benefitting from the company’s traffic-driving abilities. Playality’s artillery shooter DDTank has started regaining traffic, increasing by 10,000 MAU for a 100 percent gain. This is the first noticeable traffic gain for the game since July 2011, when it had 125,000 MAU.

ELEX’s DDTank 377-br, a Portugese language entry in the same series, gained 10,000 MAU for a 33 percent gain. DDTank 377-br appears to be a spin-off or sequel of the original DDTank, which launched in September 2010 and currently has 470,000 MAU. This is the first significant activity for DDTank377-br in six months, since the game’s MAU numbers flatlined in October 2011 after reaching a peak of 300,000 MAU that August.

King.com’s Candy Crush Saga, which launched on Wednesday, debuted on the list thanks to its 10,000 DAU increase for a 50 percent bump. It probably won’t be long before the gain starts showing up on our Top Gainers lists, thanks to the popularity of the other “Saga” games.

MindJolt has three games on this week’s list, all with 10,000 MAU gains. Bush Whacker, which the company is publishes, increased by 50 percent and took the No. 9 spot. Carbon Auto Theft gained 20 percent and took the No. 11 spot, while the Hangman-based Gallows-Tree held onto the No. 20 spot with its 13 percent increase.

MAUGain Gain,%
1.   Tetris Stars90,000+40,000+ 80%
2.   Bubble Bunny70,000+30,000+ 75%
3.   Hockey Pool30,000+20,000+ 200%
4.   La sfida delle città90,000+20,000+ 29%
5.   Lords of Atlantis30,000+20,000+ 200%
6.   Play Now60,000+20,000+ 50%
7.   Slot Machine Tournaments90,000+20,000+ 29%
8.   Bingo Adventure60,000+10,000+ 20%
9.   Bush Whacker30,000+10,000+ 50%
10.   Candy Crush Saga30,000+10,000+ 50%
11.   Carbon Auto Theft60,000+10,000+ 20%
12.   Cars (Car IQ)30,000+10,000+ 50%
13.   DDTank20,000+10,000+ 100%
14.   DDTank 337-br40,000+10,000+ 33%
15.   Desktop Defender70,000+10,000+ 17%
16.   Dynasty Hockey30,000+10,000+ 50%
17.   Fast Typer 280,000+10,000+ 14%
18.   Fling a Thing40,000+10,000+ 33%
19.   Football City- Be a Football (soccer) Manager90,000+10,000+ 13%
20.   Gallows-Tree90,000+10,000+ 13%

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.