Top 10 Fastest Growing Facebook Games This Week – February 15, 2011

Ravenwood Fair, reported as last week's top weekly gainer, is at the top of this week's list with a weekly growth of 1.1 million active users. As of now, Ravenwood Fair is about 500,000 active users ahead of It Girl, a Crowdstar creation.

Ravenwood Fair, reported as last week’s top weekly gainer, is at the top of this week’s list with a weekly growth of 1.1 million active users. As of now, Ravenwood Fair is about 500,000 active users ahead of It Girl, a Crowdstar creation.

A game I would like to point out is Zynga’s Texas Hold’em Poker. Unlike Zynga‘s other games, Texas Hold’em poker is not based on a FarmVille genre, which is a good thing. Games in this particular genre, tend to increase until they peak out and eventually decline. Take a look at the “ville” game series, you will see that they are in the decline for weekly growth. However, Zynga’s Texas Hold’em poker is still growing strong after years on the chart.

A game like Zynga’s Texas Hold’em Poker, creates a environment for a developer to survive in. Other Zynga games were created with a lot of fanfare and hype, and the games always have the risk of dying off after the initial marketing. After the initial rush, developers need to be able to provide games that can hold over time. Texas Hold’em poker is that type of game.

Sorted by Weekly Growth

Name DAU MAU Daily Growth Weekly Growth
1. Ravenwood Fair 1,054,787 9,627,456 149,416 1,093,470
2. It Girl 1,445,961 8,882,399 110,851 443,408
3. Big Business 224,928 2,139,523 37,955 435,645
4. KomÅŸu Åžehir 80,226 742,706 34,668 409,360
5. Monster Galaxy 488,656 6,117,540 21,504 367,395
6. Dragons of Atlantis 290,220 2,289,348 63,580 331,793
7. Paradise Life 397,109 2,642,662 46,321 291,312
8. Texas HoldEm Poker 7,667,471 38,133,120 102,779 270,263
9. Happy Hospital 278,245 2,239,710 35,788 253,834
10. Ninja Saga 1,070,256 5,133,399 93,599 228,886

CJ Arlotta covers the world of social gaming for development firms as well as the average consumer. Currently, he is accumulating more knowledge of the international gaming market to follow and understand what global developers may need to compete with already striving markets.