FarmVille, one of the first of Facebook’s staple video games, is shutting down after 11 years.
The video game is being put out to pasture (lol) given that Facebook is ending its support of Flash-based games at the end of theyear According to creator Zynga, in-game purchases will be available till November 17, and it’s preparing some in-game events “ developed to make your remaining time with FarmVille even more pleasurable” which … wow, that sounds all of a sudden melancholic.
There was a time FarmVille was a staple of life on Facebook. FarmVille‘s appeal really can not be overemphasized. At its peak, it accounted for as much as 10 percent of Facebook’s earnings, with gamer counts surpassing 80 million a couple of months after its launch.
It was a video game designed to get you connected, and Zynga developed a leviathan on capturing a brand name-new market of players who didn’t completely comprehend how addicting these kinds of video games might be. An artifact of the age is this post from CNN, which explains the player base for that reason: (*3 *) FarmVille” achievements, and you’ll discover that most of them are embarrassed. They think the video game is foolish and boring, but they just can’t stop playing.”
Naturally, Zynga is not leaving you bereft of options if you actually wish to get your hit of casual farming sim goodness. FarmVille: Nation Escape and FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape are still around, which’s just the games from the original FarmVille creators According to its Frequently Asked Question, Zynga is using a bonus use strategy to FarmVille players who transfer to Tropic Estate ( which you can find here, FYI). It also soft-launched FarmVille 3 in 2015.
FarmVille will completely close down on December 31.