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Fastest-growing Facebook games: From Draw Something to Solitaire Blitz

Gamasutra's bi-weekly look at the fastest-growing Facebook titles examines recently popular games like Omgpop's Draw Something, Rovio's Angry Birds, and PopCap Games' Solitaire Blitz.
[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.] For those of you who've followed the breakout success of Draw Something in the past month, seeing Omgpop's Pictionary-style social game at the top of the "Gainers" chart shouldn't be a surprise. It picked up 7.5 million users in just the last week. Draw Something also has a total of 20.4 million monthly active players. It's the most popular game on Facebook according to daily audience with 12.2 million users -- that puts it ahead of big Zynga games like Words with Friends (8 million), CityVille (7.9 million), and Hidden Chronicles (6.7 million). Angry Birds from Rovio, which finally jumped from the mobile space to Facebook several weeks ago, was the second fastest growing game on the social network last week after attracting 4.2 million new players, and hitting a total of 17 million users. At #3, Zynga Slingo has 1.9 million new players and a total of 3 million, while Electronic Arts/PopCap Games' newest release Solitaire Blitz added 920,000 users for a 1.1 million total. King.com's Hoop De Loop Saga took #6 with 700,000 new players and a 2.7 million total. Bubble Witch Saga, another title, is at #7 with 600,000 new users (17.3 million total), followed by Halfbrick's Fruit Ninja Frenzy with 600,000 new users (8.2 million total). Geewa's Pool Live Tour (7.2 million total) and Zynga's Texas HoldEm Poker (34.3 million total both have with 400,000 new users 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.

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