Current fastest growing Facebook games: 'Zoo World', 'FarmVille', 'Little Warrior', 'Gangster City'

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This week, games occupied 20 places in the list of Facebook's 50 fastest growing apps. Zoo World and FarmVille were the heavyweights, played by 2.5 and 1.1 million more Facebook users than the previous week respectively.

Little Warrior and Gangster City have both been making great strides. Little Warrior has much in common with webgame MyBrute, or a two-player Pokémon battle for the Facebook crowd. Gangster City could become a potential challenger to Mafia Wars - the overall aim is near identical, gameplay is similar, but the stylistic influence of video game Grand Theft Auto IV and other interface improvements are clear to see.

Three non-English language games are in the top 20. ???? (or " Happy Baby") is a Chinese-language game that looks similar to English-language hit Happy Pets, Sanalika is a Turkish virtual world game, and Granja País (" Farm Country") is a Spanish-language version of the popular farming games that have been running riot on Facebook - not least of which is FarmVille. All are attracting enough new faces to get into the week's fastest growth chart. Happy Baby and Sanalika do so on a regular basis.

FarmVille has long been the most popular game, and application, on Facebook. Parent company Zynga have now made a deal with Microsoft's internet portal MSN, enabling MSN's visitors to play FarmVille from there, rather than having to go to the Facebook site. However, because of the new Facebook Connect system, this doesn't take business away from Facebook. Players can log in to their FarmVille accounts using their Facebook credentials whilst still on the MSN site.

Fastest growing Facebook games on Friday, February 5 at 14:30 GMT
01. Zoo World (17,473,867 = +2,590,649 / 14.8%)
02. FarmVille (76,328,963 = +1,126,826 / 1.5%)
03. Happy Island (10,970,314 = +780,060 / 7.1%)
04. Little Warrior (1,392,343 = +704,582 / 50.6%)
05. Gangster City (1,102,022 = +642,223 / 58.3%)
06. My City Life (698,494 = +535,098 / 76.6%)
07. Tiki Farm (6,425,339 = +491,054 / 7.6%)
08. Mafia Wars (24,659,661 = +484,849 / 2.0%)
09. FishVille (25,346,061 = +421,310 / 1.7%)
10. Country Life (8,142,717 = +332,850 / 4.1%)
11. Island Paradise (7,650,488 = +320,525 / 4.2%)
12. MindJolt Games (16,342,099 = +319,137 / 2.0%)
13. Texas HoldEm Poker (25,280,541 = +293,986 / 1.2%)
14. ???? / Happy Baby (1,280,431 = +288,798 / 22.6%)
15. Band of Heroes (1,119,334 = +246,681 / 22.0%)
16. MiniPlanet (558,648 = +221,714 / 39.7%)
17. Sanalika (501,359 = +147,149 / 29.4%)
18. Granja País (1,294,050 = +136,658 / 10.6%)
19. Three Kingdoms Online (1,152,712 = +135,747 / 11.8%)
20. Kingdoms of Camelot (670,480 = +133,490 / 19.9%)
Numbers in brackets relate to total monthly users, the increase in monthly users, and the weekly percentage growth.
source: appdata.com

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