CityVille was launched on December 2nd, 2010 and is Zynga’s biggest game launch to date. It’s been a month since its release and this platform keeps on getting attention as it has now become the biggest game on Facebook according to AppData.
The different style of promoting CityVille has helped it tremendously. ADS EVERYWHERE! If you play any Zynga game, an ad pops out and encourages you to play CityVille. And also, a feature was added in its games that allows you to send CityVille neighbor requests to your friends. For example, if you are playing FarmVille and you go to neighbor/invite tab, you can send a CityVille neighbor request from there.
CityVille’s massive success made it grabbed the number one spot from FarmVille on the list of top social games. As of today, AppData application metrics show CityVille is played by 84.2 million monthly active users and 14.8 million daily active users, while FarmVille is on the number two spot with 58 million monthly active users.
Wow, this game is unstoppable and I predict it will continue to grow in the coming months.
Zynga just proves they are not a one-hit wonder social game developer.
CityVille is a fun game, a SimCity-like game actually, and it is addictive. If you love FarmVille, you should give it a try.