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Gamasutra's bi-weekly look at the fastest-growing Facebook titles examines the recent popularity of turn-based strategy war games, such as Zynga's Empires & Allies and Kabam's similar release Global Warfare.

Eric Caoili, Blogger

July 11, 2011

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[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.] A month and a half after its debut, Zynga's Empire & Allies now has 52 million monthly users, 2.6 million more than the game had last week, making it second in total audience size only to the company's CityVille (84.2 million) but still ahead of FarmVille (37.8 million). The second fastest growing game this week is also a turn-based strategy game, Kabam's Global Warfare, which gained 1.3 million new recruits for a 3.6 million total. Digital Chocolate's Army Attack, another war game cut from the same cloth, is absent from this week's list but has 5.3 million players. CrowdStar's It Girl is #3 and couldn't be any more different in theme from the top two titles. The female-targeted shopping and fashion RPG picked up 912,624 new users this week and now has a total of 7.4 million. Infamous Anarchy (+783,884; 2.2 million total) from Mob Science takes #4, and is followed by ArcadeMonk's Video Galerisi (+594,616; 945,659 total), Playdom/Disney's Gardens of Time (+567,791; 14.3 million total), and RockYou!'s Zoo World (+558,259; 4.3 million total). At the end of the top ten chart, we have Kabam's Kingdoms of Camelot (+540,713; 1.9 million total) at #8, Social Point's Pool Master (+462,818; 1.9 million total) at #9, and King.com's Mahjong Saga (+442,159; 448,663 total) at #10. 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.

About the Author(s)

Eric Caoili


Eric Caoili currently serves as a news editor for Gamasutra, and has helmed numerous other UBM Techweb Game Network sites all now long-dead, including GameSetWatch. He is also co-editor for beloved handheld gaming blog Tiny Cartridge, and has contributed to Joystiq, Winamp, GamePro, and 4 Color Rebellion.

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