Zynga Games Command One Quarter Of This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by DAU

This week’s list of fastest-growing games on Facebook based on daily active users features five of Zynga’s games. Leading the pack is CityVille, which saw a gain of 1.1 million players this week. CityVille has been holding steady in terms of traffic and retention for the last few weeks, and is still the top Facebook application overall according to AppData (our metrics platform for analyzing the top games and applications on Facebook). Aside from a dip in traffic and retention on April 24 and 25, CityVille has been maintaining a 21-22% DAU/MAU percentage.

Other Zynga titles present this week include FarmVille, Treasure Isle, FrontierVille, and Texas HoldEm Poker. Zynga’s cross-game customer loyalty program, RewardVille, could be contributing to the growth of some of these older games.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1. CityVille19,356,987+1,129,721+6%
2. BOSS維加斯501,718+492,101+5,117%
3. Gardens of Time1,341,032+434,411+48%
4. Zombie Lane1,029,948+342,045+50%
5. FarmVille11,475,557+191,991+2%
6. Mynet Çanak Okey643,663+162,014+34%
7. Diamond Dash1,071,310+155,527+17%
8. Bubble Island1,373,289+119,869+10%
9. Tavla200,455+103,114+106%
10. Mystery Manor288,195+96,515+50%
11. Gourmet Ranch556,132+92,373+20%
12. Auto Hustle106,944+80,594+306%
13. FrontierVille4,239,608+76,373+2%
14. Treasure Isle1,685,150+74,769+5%
15. Restaurant City1,347,296+71,209+6%
16. TrainCity218,212+67,562+45%
17. Bubble Saga531,292+62,909+13%
18. Texas HoldEm Poker 6,885,691+53,748+0.79%
19. Mall World777,773+51,894+7%
20. Ravenwood Fair1,038,166+49,393+5%

Auto Hustle is a Metrogames title that launched last October but has only recently begun to take off. This game is best explained as Grand Theft Auto meets Mafia Wars. Players collect weapons and power-ups to fight people on the street, steal cars, and blow up police vehicles. Jobs are given Mafia Wars-style that require energy to be completed and provide objectives to complete while wandering the town. When we reviewed this game, we noticed a very clunky control scheme that made Auto Hustle frustrating to play. Unfortunately, the game is still plagued by bugs that detract from what could be a very solid game. Nonetheless, Auto Hustle began growing on April 24 following its official launch.

The data in this post comes via AppData, our data service tracking growth and trends across the Facebook platform.