Animal Party Gaining Ground on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by DAU

Gardens of Time turns up on top of this week’s list of fastest-growing games by daily active users followed closely by Soft Reklam’s Super Texas Holdem Poker and warring strategy titles Empires & Allies and Global Warfare.

Farther down the list is where the real action seems to be taking place. Following yesterday’s announcement that EA would acquire PopCap Games this summer for up to $1.3 bullion, we see PopCap’s two largest Facebook games getting small lifts to DAU. In the case of Bejeweled Blitz, this coincides with monthly active user growth, while with Zuma Blitz, MAU is in a steady decline. Both games recently introduced new monetization features.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1. Gardens of Time 3,689,899 +585,659 +19%
2. Super Texas Holdem Poker 538,387 +495,357 +1,151%
3. Empires & Allies 7,603,645 +173,664 +2%
4. Global Warfare 401,136 +131,550 +49%
5. Bejeweled Blitz 3,156,459 +130,902 +4%
6. FrontierVille 3,695,228 +104,887 +3%
7. Games 1,781,117 +102,246 +6%
8. المزرعة السعيدة 149,361 +99,566 +200%
9. It Girl 847,768 +93,943 +12%
10. Restaurant City 1,210,930 +76,909 +7%
11. Slotomania – Slot Machines 921,187 +73,250 +9%
12. Bubble Saga 1,310,178 +69,337 +6%
13. Café World by Zynga 2,652,180 +65,775 +3%
14. Tetris Battle 1,029,891 +57,793 +6%
15. Animal Party 92,532 +57,649 +165%
16. Zuma Blitz 857,769 +48,938 +6%
17. แฮปปี้เบบี้ 126,160 +48,396 +62%
18. Monster World 1,602,397 +44,568 +3%
19. Sorority Life 252,396 +43,832 +21%
20. Shadow Fight 141,881 +43,314 +44%

Turning up at number 15 meanwhile is Animal Party, a smaller game from developer Tribal Crossing that was recently signed to a publishing deal with 6waves. Already, we can see the impact of 6waves’ influence on the game as Animal Party more than doubled its DAU and MAU in the last week. The game combines the pet genre with farming and a bit of treasure hunting as players navigate through space to seek out strange animals on various planets. Once “rescued,” the player cares the animals on a home planet where they grow food to use as bait to attract more animals on other planets.

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned for our look at the top emerging apps on Friday.

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