Following its big debut on our Monday list of fastest-gaining games by monthly active users, the new Electronic Arts / Playfish title Hotel City is also leading this week’s daily active user list. The hotel management game’s DAU number is certainly bloated by the millions of people streaming in to try the game, but with 1.4 million new DAU, only a fraction needs to stick around to make Hotel City successful — and it has just begun its growth.
|11.||TransForce – Robot strategy browser game of 2010||25,089||+22,675||+939.31|
|18.||World at War||153,031||+13,772||+9.89|
Family Feud, at second, is the social gaming adaptation of the famous TV quiz show. It’s followed by Island Paradise, an older title from Meteor Games that is actually losing both MAU and DAU, but has managed to rally a bit in the second category this week.
Zoo Paradise, by CrowdStar, has players collect animals within a private zoo. Out since early March, Paradise is just hitting its stride. But with DAU as a percentage of MAU at 23 percent right now and falling back toward the low teens, it seems like this game may have trouble bringing back many of its players daily — a problem shared by RockYou’s Zoo World, which Paradise is attempting to challenge.
At number five, we see Tiki Resort by Playdom. This is a slow-but-steady grower in the island management category; it has reliably showed up on our DAU list for a solid month. You may notice, though, that Playdom’s newer and more successful game Social City isn’t shown. That game is still growing, but some of its initial DAU flush is finally wearing off, suggesting that the growth could be slowing.
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