[Every other week, Gamasutra examines the fastest-growing Facebook games according to monthly active users, looking at which titles and developers are having the most success attracting new players on the social network.]
Two weeks after Zynga acquired Omgpop
and its mobile/social hit Draw Something
for a reported $210 million, the Pictionary-style game continues to enjoy huge audience growth on Facebook, where it now has 32.4 million monthly users (behind only Zynga's CityVille
and Texas HoldEm Poker
One of the primary reasons Omgpop CEO Dan Porter said his company welcomed the Zynga purchase is that the social gaming giant is able to handle titles scaling quickly, what with its experience nurturing the biggest games on Facebook.
Nearly 11 million players that have started playing the social game since Zynga bough Omgpop -- and 4.6 million tried out Draw Something
in just the last seven days. Its daily active user count has also grown from 13 million in mid-March to now 14.6 million.
Several other Zynga titles have also pulled in a lot of new users lately, like Zynga Slingo
, which brought in 3 million users last week (13 million total). Texas HoldEm Poker
attracted 900,000 new players (35.8 million total), and Scramble with Friends
has half a million new users (5.6 million total).
Other big "gainers" this week include Rovio's social game version of Angry Birds
with 1.1 million new players (20.2 million total), King.com's Hoop De Loop Saga
with 700,000 new players (4.7 million total), and Disney/Playdom's Marvel: Avengers Alliance
with 600,000 new players (4 million total).
Ludia's newest title The Price Is Right Slots
added 500,000 users (1 million total), while both King.com's Bubble Witch Saga
(18.3 million total) and Electronic Arts' Solitaire Blitz
(2.4 million total) picked up 400,000 new players.
The full list of the top 20 fastest growing Facebook games along with exact monthly active user counts, are as follows:
All charts and data are courtesy of Facebook application metrics and trends site AppData