International Releases Top This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Games
ETA: Due to a miscategorization, Collapse Blast was left off of this list in error. It should appear at number one with 472,608 MAU with +385,437 gained in the last seven days for +292% growth.
Galaxy Online II comes from massively multiplayer online game developer IGG (I Got Games). The a space-themed real-time strategy came to Facebook in English earlier this year and has since slowed down in growth across monthly active users and daily active users. Mark Zhang, IGG’s vice president of global operations, tells ISG that the game is highly engaging for its core users, making the game ultimately profitable. The plan for IGG is to localize Galaxy Online into 10 different languages in the coming months, including one or two of the “emerging” languages Facebook is keen to reach (e.g. Portuguese for the Brazilian market). Zhang says the developer is careful to analyze any potential international market, as IGG already had one bad experience in a small market where Galaxy Online failed to penetrate.
Top Gainers This Week – Games
森の物語 is a combination farming/city-building/exploration sim in which players control a single villager looking to establish a settlement out in the jungle. The game has richly detailed graphics and myriad customization options for player avatars. Those familiar with Zynga’s FrontierVille may be tempted to cry “clone” — but it’s not immediately clear how much weight those accusations carry.
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Come back next week for our top weekly gainers by monthly active users on Monday, our daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.