Top 3 Facebook Social Game Developers in February 2013
It is known that Zynga has been leading the popularity ranks for a long time, particularly due to its most successful gaming title FarmVille 2. It’s no surprise too that Zynga has been keeping this spot tightly with the results of around 70 social games. According to appdata.com this scenario may be about to change in the upcoming months with King.com’s persevering ascendance. The results presented here are based on the independent metrics appdata.com leader board for Facebook.
The social game king in Facebook is Zynga with around 260 million monthly active users. It doesn’t simply possess the most famous and rentable games in this realm – FarmVille 2, ChefVille and Texas HoldEm Poker are three of the 70 available games by this company. Zynga is the game developer with the most titles in Facebook too – quantity over quality, perhaps? Not really, the game charts state that Zynga currently has three titles in the top five most played games of the month. But this dominance may be coming to an end; statistics confirm that the monthly and daily active users of Zynga have been drastically decreasing over time, since the start of the month there has been a loss of nearly 20 million users.
King.com seems to be taking its name literally, achieving the king’s position is surely the main objective. Even though King.com counts with only 13 applications in Facebook, it has a monthly traffic of around 100 million active users. The news are exactly about the sudden increase of daily users in the past months, mostly from its new hit Candy Crush Saga, the game that has kicked Zynga’s Farmville 2 out of the rank board’s lead. But that’s not everything, since the start of this month King.com has gained nearly 30 million active users. It seems Zynga has a genuine challenger according to those statistics.
The real third place is Microsoft’s but Microsoft Live, Skype and Bing aren’t really games, so Wooga has the third place in this social game development contest. Wooga has around 44 million active users monthly and 8 playable games in the Facebook world, in which the most famous is Diamond Dash. The monthly traffic is quite irregular, along this month there’s successive oscillations, however the traffic number doesn’t go below the 40 million.