Zynga’s FarmVille 2 Lost 4 Million DAUs in the Past Year

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Poor Zynga. The once-darling of the social gaming world has been losing users for some time now, while its competitor, King, is on the upswing.

In March of 2013, Zynga’s biggest game was Farmville 2. It had over eight million daily active users (DAUs) at the time, and had 2.73 percent of the Facebook app market, according to AppData. At the same time, King’s biggest game Candy Crush Saga had about 21.5 million DAUs and 7.27 percent of the market.

In a year’s time, Farmville 2 lost nearly four million DAUs, dropping from No. 4 in AppData’s Power Ranking to No. 20. Meanwhile, Candy Crush Saga has held onto its number one spot, gaining over 35 million DAUs in the same time period. Candy Crush now has 15.77 percent of the market, compared to FarmVille 2′s 1.15 percent. (more…)

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ClanCraft: Defeat enemies in a fairytale world on Facebook

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Game network Gogogogo.com has launched its newest MMO, ClanCraft, on Facebook. The game is a mix of city-building and simulation, as players enter a world inspired by European fairytales. Players will battle boars, goblins and other creatures, with combat taking place automatically until one team is the winner.

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Quizdom: Trivia meets pirate ship battles on Facebook

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Game developer Wopidom has released its first social title on Facebook, the pirate-themed quiz game Quizdom. In Quizdom, players become the captain of a pirate ship, and are challenged with sinking their opponents’ vessels by answering trivia questions.

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DataPoint: Clash of Clans Generates the Most Revenue on iOS

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Ever since March of 2013, King’s Candy Crush Saga enjoyed a consistent spot as the top-grossing app on iOS. However, the game’s reign seems to have ended. Supercell’s Clash of Clans has been the top-grossing app on iOS since February. In the past week, Clash of Clans has raked in over $7 million in revenue, according to AppData. Candy Crush earned about $6.1 million in the same time period.

Both games are free to play, and both offer in-app purchases as a way to generate revenue. However, Clash of Clans uses Apple’s Game Center for sharing, while Candy Crush uses Facebook. King leverages Facebook Connect, making Candy Crush a cross-platform game. Clash of Clans, on the other hand, must develop a different sharing system for different platforms, as Game Center is only available on iOS.

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Easter comes to myVegas on Facebook

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As Spring has finally made an appearance for many of us, myVegas developer Playstudios has launched a series of Spring-themed updates in its Facebook slot machine game, as well as a new slot machine and real-world rewards which expand the catalog of available items to locations outside of Las Vegas.

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Take on new dice challenges in Yatzy Ultimate on Facebook

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Game.IO expects big things from its dice game Yatzy Ultimate on Facebook. The game has been updated with new levels, as players can choose from three types of Yatzy gameplay and bet virtual chips on the roll of the dice. The game will be familiar to fans of the table top game Yahtzee, but some of the game’s scoring elements are different.

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Protect the lunchroom in Cafeteria Clash on Facebook

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While the school lunchroom may not be the best spot for excitement, new Facebook game Cafeteria Clash changes that, as players complete food fights in over 100 levels of tower defense gameplay. In each stage, gamers will need to recruit students to toss food at other students, all with the goal of protecting their side of the lunchroom.

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Here Be Monsters challenges you to catch ‘em all on Facebook

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Gamesys is experiencing continued success with its popular Facebook game Here Be Monsters. While Here Be Monsters currently sits at 155,000 monthly active users (MAU), according to our tracking service AppData, that number is expected to grow thanks to the game’s recent release on iPad. The mobile release features cross-platform play, allowing iOS gamers to dive into the game’s 600 existing quests.

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R2Games reveals new details for browser MMORPG Monkey King Online

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Online game publisher R2Games has revealed new details for Monkey King Online, its upcoming browser-based massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG). Monkey King Online is based on the Chinese epic Journey to the West, and offers a free-to-play world full of Chinese mythology for play.

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Q&A: What Does it Mean to be a Mobile Gamer?

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Are gamers all hyperactive teenagers, or are they just the main characters from “The Big Bang Theory?” Game Insight project manager Denis Levchik discusses what it truly means to be a mobile gamer in terms of age, gender, engagement, and game preference.

Q: Who is the average mobile gamer?

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