Iconic agri-simulation game ‘FarmVille’ bids adieu


One of the most popular casual games on Facebook ‘FarmVille‘ announces shut down after 11 years.

Zynga, the creator of FarmVille, announced on September 26 that it would cease the game’s operations after Adobe said it would stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers.

“Following an incredible 11 years since its initial launch back in 2009, we are officially announcing the closure of the original FarmVille game on Facebook,” Zynga said in a statement.

They added that Facebook would stop supporting Flash games on the platform entirely after December 31, 2020.

“We’re aware that many of you have been with us since the very beginning, helping to build an incredible global community of players over the years who’ve enjoyed this game just as much as we have. For that, we say thank you,” it continued.

In-app purchases for FarmVille will only be available until November 17, and the game will be playable until December 31.

Players were advised to use their remaining credits before the said date, and were assured of fun in-game activities to make their remaining time with FarmVille “even more enjoyable.”

Zynga, on the other hand, announced sequel games to Farmville, with Farmville 2: Tropic Escape and the upcoming worldwide launch of FarmVille 3 on mobile.

FarmVille is an agriculture-simulation social network game developed and published by Zynga in 2009. Its gameplay involves various aspects of farmland management, such as plowing land, planting, growing, and harvesting crops, harvesting trees, and raising livestock.


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