[Every other week, we examine the most popular Facebook games (according to monthly active users), looking at the top titles and developers on the social network to see who's attracting or losing players.
In the past two weeks, Zynga's FarmVille
, the most popular app on Facebook for some time now, lost almost 3.5 million monthly active users, dropping from 60.3 million total users to 56.9 million -- a long way from its 84 million peak in March before the social network enacted changes to its app notification system.
The company's Texas HoldEm Poker
(#2) and FrontierVille
(#3) have around the same audience count since we last checked in on them, 36 million and 31 million, respectively.
Its virtual restaurant game, Cafe World
, however, dropped a spot to #5 after losing 2.3 million users, now down to 19.1 million players.
, another Zynga game, inched up to take that #4 spot as it recruited around 629,202 new virtual mobsters for a 22.4 million user total. Treasure Isle
, the sixth and final Zynga game in the top ten, kept its #6 ranking even after shedding more than 1 million players. The island management sim now has 14.5 million gamers.
Electronic Arts/Playfish's Pet Society
jumped from #9 to #7 with its total userbase of 12.2 million, though it wasn't from any of its own accomplishments -- the virtual pet game lost 421,276 monthly users in the last two weeks.
's rise knocked MindJolt Games
, a portal for hundreds of casual titles, to #8, less 1.3 million players and down to a total of 11.8 million. PopCap's Bejeweled Blitz
follows at #9 despite its audience numbers dropping 367,085 users for a 12 million total.
Digital Chocolate's Millionaire City
makes its entrance into the top ten list, jumping up two spots after adding 1.3 million new monthly players for an 11.6 million total. The city building sim has been one of the fastest growing games on Facebook for a couple weeks now.
You can see the full list of the top 20 Facebook games along with exact monthly active user counts below:
All charts and data are courtesy of Facebook application metrics and trends site AppData