[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.
As is common with most of the developer's major releases in the past year, Zynga's Adventure World
is still going strong a month after its launch. It is currently the fastest growing game on Facebook, attracting 11.5 million new players in the last seven days.
The new puzzle/adventure title is now the fourth most popular game (and the fifth most popular application) on the social network overall with almost 33.2 million active users, behind heavyweights like CityVille
, The Sims Social
, and FarmVille
Speaking of Electronic Arts/Playfish's The Sims Social
, that also continues its rapid growth and is the second biggest "gainer" this week, adding 4.8 million new monthly players to its count and bringing its total to 65 million -- just 6 million behind the biggest Facebook app, CityVille
At #3 is King.com's Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move
-esque game Bubble Witch Saga
, which has 899,678 new users and a 1.4 million total. After that, we have 6waves and Lolapps' sim Airport City
, which welcomed 755,224 new passengers and a 1.6 million total.
Metrogames' shopping/fashion RPG Coco Girl
is at #5 with 532,493 new players and a 1.2 million total, followed by Social Point's Social Empires
with 467,332 new monarchs and a 7 million total, and CrowdStar's Mighty Pirates
with 318,596 new buccaneers and a 938,684 total.
And at #8, there's Kabam's real-time war strategy game Edgeworld
with 265,023 new users and a 1.5 million total, and MindJolt's Bubble Atlantis
, another game reminiscent of Taito's popular Puzzle Bobble
series, takes #9 with 265,023 new players and a 1.5 million total.
Closing out the top ten is Hexify Inc.'s Journey of Moses
, a biblical adventure game with 249,744 new players and 1.1 million total. 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