‘Villes Bedevil This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Games by DAU

Digital Chocolate’s Zombie Lane tops this week’s list of fastest-growing games by daily active users, as recorded by AppData, while its newest title, Army Attack, lands at number four. Farther down the rankings, we see a slew of ‘Ville-titled citybuilding simulation games duking it out for DAU growth.

It should be noted that Facebook is experiencing some reporting delays of late that may impact today’s DAU rankings. No new traffic numbers were reported for the period of June 2 through June 5 and now we’re seeing a lack of updated figures for the period between June 6 and June 7. At time of writing, these rankings are based on the last-reported figures from June 6.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1. Zombie Lane1,472,254+287,113+24%
2. Bejeweled Blitz3,164,006+280,916+10%
3. CityVille18,971,019+271,916+1%
4. Army Attack460,699+220,421+92%
5. FarmVille10,563,446+212,250+2%
6. PyramidVille476,879+169,447+55%
7. Texas HoldEm Poker 6,872,456+156,109+2%
8. Monster Galaxy951,320+129,093+16%
9. Bubble Saga1,070,809+99,893+10%
10. FrontierVille4,146,182+81,323+2%
11. Bubble Island1,542,367+77,303+5%
12. Diamond Dash1,442,933+75,232+6%
13. Monster World1,344,130+73,186+6%
14. 開心農場1,302,357+68,160+6%
15. Games1,727,044+59,590+4%
16. แฮปปี้คนเลี้ยงหม912,534+56,670+7%
17. World Series Superstars: Baseball with MLB teams!117,523+55,556+90%
18. Tetris Battle787,199+55,435+8%
19. Top Eleven – Be a Football Manager684,047+48,502+8%
20. Crime City694,072+48,422+7%

Of the ‘Ville games, many of these are familiar. FarmVille is still seeing some slight growth despite an overall decline following the conclusion of a Lady Gaga campaign. Its Zynga siblings CityVille and FrontierVille also saw DAU spikes this week.

New to this list, meanwhile, is Kobojo’s PyramidVille, which also showed up on our top 20 list of fastest-growing games by monthly active users this week. The game launched in January with a very basic gameplay structure similar to FrontierVille where players straddle a farming simulation combined with citybuilding to create a thriving Egyptian town. PyramidVille recently added Italian and Spanish language versions, consistent with the expansion plans Kobojo shared with us after closing a $7.5 million round of funding, and a new feature around godlike-powers fueled by a new in-game resource earned through gameplay. We’re still waiting to hear when a mobile version of the game will be made available.

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

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