If you wish to harvest these apples, you higher get on it quickly: Zynga is shutting down its authentic FarmVille internet sport on Fb on the finish of the yr, the company announced. It’s not totally sudden information; Facebook said in July it could now not assist Flash video games as of December 31st, the identical date Adobe is killing the Flash player altogether.
However it does really feel like the tip of a gaming period. As foolish (and generally annoying) as FarmVille may very well be — particularly when it appeared like your whole Fb buddies had been tending their crops — it was an enormous win for Zynga. The sport launched in 2009 and had greater than 10 million daily active users in lower than two months. At its peak popularity, some 30 million folks performed FarmVille day by day, driving Zynga to record revenues. A cell model and a sequel adopted, however subsequent video games by no means fairly captured the magic of the unique.
FarmVille gamers will be capable of proceed making in-app purchases till November 17th, after which its cost system will shut down. You’ll be able to nonetheless play the sport till December 31st, after which it would shut down completely. And Zynga says a cell model of FarmVille 3 will likely be obtainable worldwide quickly.