Top 25 Facebook Games for January 2011
Smaller developers have seen more growth over much of 2010, while many of the top titles from leading developers have lost users — in December, though, the losses weren’t so bad.
And, it was also a big month for newcomers to the list with the appearance of Zuma Blitz, It Girl, and, of course, CityVille. Moreover, in case anyone has been on hiatus for a month, Zynga’s new city-builder has found itself at the top with nearly 85 million monthly actives as of today; a plateau breached by FarmVille back in February 2010. CityVille’s growth, however, took less than two months to acquire.
Here are the highlights for the Top 25 Facebook Games for January 2011:
- For the first time in over a year, a new #1 appears in the form of Zynga’s CityVille with over 80 million MAU. The long running FarmVille still holds onto #2, however, having gained 4.1 million MAU for a total of approximately 58.9 million.
- In fact, most Zynga games have grown this past month, with only one of its oldest applications losing users. At #5 remains Mafia Wars, but the role-playing title loses over roughly 1.7 million MAU.
- Digital Chocolate sees its first loss in a while for Millionaire City. Still boasting over 12.7 million MAU, the title only drops by about 17,000.
- Bejeweled Blitz, from PopCap Games stays relative to its middle-of-the-pack position, but also lost around 83,000 MAU. That said, PopCap’s new Facebook app, Zuma Blitz made its debut to the top 25, coming in at #20 with a growth of about 6.6 million MAU.
- Our top pick for the best Facebook games for the second half of 2010, City of Wonder, from Playdom, is growing too. Sitting at #13, the title has grown by 2.1 million MAU.
- CrowdStar is seeing some love too this month with it’s game, It Girl. Appearing at #18, the girls-oriented title gains around 1.3 million MAU for a total of 6,851,306.
- GSN and Funzio see gains too, as Games (#19) and Crime City (#21) also both grow, earning around 6.8 and 6.6 million MAU respectively.
- At #24, Kabam’s strategy game, Kingdoms of Camelot makes a return, earning just under 6 million MAU.