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AppStats Poland: Waiting for New Games on Nasza Klasa

By Gary Merrett

After Bigpoint launched Dark Orbit and Seafight on Nasza Klasa expectations grew high that many others will follow shortly. Currently though, it looks like we still need to be more patient to see Nasza Klasa’s 12-game portfolio expanding. All games remain on the same position this week and Pet Party is the fastest growing game the third week in a row. Dominant publishers on Nasza Klasa like i-Jet and Plinga keep publishing new games on other networks but apparently the user numbers on NK are not sufficient to justify the launch of more games at this point.

App Name Developer Nasza Klasa Gain in %
1.icon Icy TowerPlinga2.194.885+3.29%
2.icon Happy HarvestElex1.594.731+5.80%
3.icon Pet PartyPlinga1.537.187+7.79%
4.icon Maffia Newi-Jet1.296.653+5.67%
5.icon Crazy CharliePlinga804.511+4.52%
6.icon Moja Szkolai-Jet792.771+3.68%
7.icon General Hospitali-Jet739.697+4.70%
8.icon FuntrisPlinga713.196+4.72%
9.icon Turtle SquadPlinga613.372+4.19%
10.icon Swiat DanioDanio481.576+7.21%

This Week’s AppStats Poland: Nasza Klasa

By Thorsten Bleich

Although Bigpoint’s Dark Orbit and Seafight gained over 40% compared to last week they did not make it into the Top 10. Apart from Crazy Charlie and Moja Szkola switching positions nothing moved on Nasza Klasa this week. Pet Party remains the Top 10 game with the most momentum and it does not look like Icy Tower is going to be kicked off the throne soon.

App Name Developer Nasza Klasa Gain in %
1.icon Icy TowerPlinga2.125.020+4.08%
2.icon Happy HarvestElex1.507.259+8.16%
3.icon Pet PartyPlinga1.426.144+13.63%
4.icon Maffia Newi-Jet1.227.031+6.16%
5.icon Crazy CharliePlinga769.702+4.55%
6.icon Moja Szkolai-Jet764.636+5.88%
7.icon General Hospitali-Jet706.502+5.93%
8.icon FuntrisPlinga681.063+5.60%
9.icon Turtle SquadPlinga588.688+4.87%
10.icon Swiat DanioDanio449.185+8.99%

AppStats Poland: Bigpoint Goes Live on Nasza Klasa

By Sebastian Sujka

The situation on Nasza Klasa is fairly similar to last week. All games continue to grow and only Pet Party and Swiat Danio register two digit growth. In the case of Pet Party the growth is due to heavy promotion: Pet Party and Happy Harvest are the only games advertised with significantly larger icons on the games section. This week we can additionally report new entries. German browser game giant Bigpoint integrated their top browser games Dark Orbit and Seafight.  Both have not made it into the Top 10 yet but count about 80.000 installs each after just a few days.  We wait in vain for game adaptations or social features of any kind. Same as the Bigpoint games on MySpace, Dark Orbit and Seafight can just be accessed over Nasza Klasa while the game does not differ in any kind from the browser game version.

App Name Developer Nasza Klasa Gain in %
1.icon Icy TowerPlinga2.021.082+3.62%
2.icon Happy HarvestElex1.363.301+7.31%
3.icon Pet PartyPlinga1.208.483+14.01%
4.icon Maffia Newi-Jet1.139.616+5.53%
5.icon Moja Szkolai-Jet729.826+3.09%
6.icon Crazy CharliePlinga713.107+4.52%
7.icon General Hospitali-Jet656.961+5.28%
8.icon FuntrisPlinga636.376+4.65%
9.icon Turtle SquadPlinga554.308+4.61%
10.icon Swiat DanioDanio401.685+13.06%

AppStats Poland: Games on Nasza Klasa Start Stagnating

By Gary Merrett

The momentum of social games on Nasza Klasa appears to be over. In contrast to last week when seven out of the Top 10 games showed at least two digit growth we just see two games growing more than 10% this week. Those two games are Swiat Danio and Pet Party, respectively. Nasza Klasa did not publish any new games for three weeks and even Plinga’s and Elex’s or i-Jet’s new games have not made it on the social network yet. Nasza Klasa puts a strong emphasis on offering just one game from each genre. Consequently, there is less choice for the user but the game play experience is more social as communities on the published games are strong. Nasza Klasa users play the same e.g. farming game if they feel like farming instead of being split up amongst several farming games. As a result, four games on Nasza Klasa already registered over one million installs compared to just three one-million games on VZ Networks.

App Name Developer Nasza Klasa Gain in %
1.icon Icy TowerPlinga1.950.562+4.41%
2.icon Happy HarvestElex1.270.458+8.07%
3.icon Maffia Newi-Jet1.079.864+7.93%
4.icon Pet PartyPlinga1.059.950+16.10%
5.icon Moja Szkolai-Jet707.963+3.64%
6.icon Crazy CharliePlinga682.261+5.95%
7.icon General Hospitali-Jet624.011+6.71%
8.icon FuntrisPlinga608.078+5.91%
9.icon Turtle SquadPlinga529.876+6.36%
10.icon Swiat DanioDanio355.289+29.67%

AppStats Poland: Constant Growth But No New Games on Nasza Klasa

By Sebastian Sujka

Compared to last week there are no significant changes as all Top 10 games remain on the same position. We can see that all games grew in terms of app installs and seven out of ten games grew by at least two digit percentages. As “Swiat Danio” was a new entry last week and the only new game on Nasza Klasa for weeks it is not surprising that the game registered tripled installs this week compared to the last. Other than Swiat Danio the best received game on the Polish social network was Plinga’s Pet Party that also shows good performance on other social networks. On Nasza Klasa Pet Party grew by almost 30% in the last week. The overall enthusiasm for games on Nasza Klasa does hardly diminish: Total app installs grew by 17.47% in the last week compared to 20.2% in the week before.

App Name Developer Nasza Klasa Gain in %
1.icon Icy TowerPlinga1.868.214+7.67%
2.icon Happy HarvestElex1.175.589+19.54%
3.icon Maffia Newi-Jet1.000.567+18.35%
4.icon Pet PartyPlinga912.986+29.17%
5.icon Moja Szkolai-Jet683.068+5.82%
6.icon Crazy CharliePlinga643.932+9.90%
7.icon General Hospitali-Jet584.775+12.17%
8.icon FuntrisPlinga574.169+10.34%
9.icon Turtle SquadPlinga498.177+10.83%
10.icon Swiat DanioDanio273.991+210.65%

AppStats Nasza Klasa: Over 20% Growth

By Sebastian Sujka

On Nasza Klasa total game installs increased by over 20% from 5.8 million to almost 7 million installs in the last week. The top gainer is Plinga’a Pet Party which gained over 40% in unique installs. The only new entry in our Top 10 is dairy producer Danone’s game “Swiat Danio” (Danio World). In Swiat Danio you can build your own world of funky flying creatures and play several mini games like pac man revolving around the product Danone Danio. Although the game is constantly down and significantly differs in terms of game quality it had over 88.000 installs in the first week. Certainly, the high figures are due to the lack of other new games and an overall low number of games on the social network. However, the activity on Nasza Klasa shows the curiosity of the users and their willingness to play games on a platform that’s original purpose is to find old class mates. Games are received very well on Nasza Klasa and in this early stage of the games section it is relatively easy to gain many installs – certainly attractive considering the 27 million registered users. Plinga positioned itself as the top publisher on Nasza Klasa and will further benefit from cross promotion possibilities.

App Name Developer Nasza Klasa Gain in %
1.icon Icy TowerPlinga1.735.175+13.46%
2.icon Happy HarvestElex983.446+30.63%
3.icon Maffia Newi-Jet845.462+18.52%
4.icon Pet PartyPlinga706.836+42.25%
5.icon Moja Szkolai-Jet645.504+10.93%
6.icon Crazy CharliePlinga585.910+19.57%
7.icon General Hospitali-Jet521.337+16.01%
8.icon FuntrisPlinga520.347+19.87%
9.icon Turtle SquadPlinga449.502+21.03%
10.icon Swiat DanioDanio88.200new

AppStats Poland: Plinga Games Dominate Nasza Klasa

By Sebastian Sujka

For the first time we present AppStats for Nasza Klasa which is Poland’s biggest social network. According to Alexa it is the third most visited website in Poland. In its original function Nasza Klasa is a platform to get in touch with old schoolmates similar to American Classmates or StayFriends. Launched on November 2006 Nasza Klasa has over 27 million registered users today. Evidently, the user volume and user activity was sufficient to attract the first social game developers.

We see German Plinga, Russian i-Jet and Chinese Elex with a relatively high number of installs. Icy Tower, which is also very popular in Poland on Facebook, is leading the charts followed by Happy Harvest. We recognize the i-Jet games “Moja Szkola” (“My School”) and “General Hospital” are also live on VZ Networks. On the VZ Network though, the two games are published by the Chinese developer SNSgame. Currently, we find 9 games on Nasza Klasa and we will present growth figures next week onwards. As the installs are high we can expect more games being published on o Nasza Klasa soon.

App Name Developer Nasza Klasa
1.icon Icy TowerPlinga1.526.918
2.icon Happy HarvestElex752.849
3.icon Maffia Newi-Jet713.371
4.icon Moja Szkolai-Jet293.099
5.icon Pet PartyPlinga496.907
6.icon Crazy CharliePlinga490.022
7.icon General Hospitali-Jet449.401
8.icon FuntrisPlinga434.108
9.icon Turtle SquadPlinga371.402