FarmVille is one of the most popular games on Facebook and will be closed by publisher Zynga on January 2. Zynga chairman and co-founder Mark Pincus shared the development on Twitter. FarmVille has been playable on Facebook for 11 years, and according to Pincus, it played an important role in the development of the game. Although Pincus did not share the reason for closing the game, he did share insights about development and some of the things that happened behind the scenes of FarmFille.

Through a Series of tweetsZynga’s Mark Pincus (the studio developed and released the studio on Facebook in 2009) shared the development of the game. “Busy adults” can use the game, which provides them with a way to invest, express themselves and be creative. Pincus shared: “People see FarmVille as a kind of etching.” He added that “FarmVille” is the first game to use big data, and almost everything has been tested and optimized. It was inspired by games such as Happy Farm, FarmTown, and other such farm games, which had a large number of daily active users in 2008 and 2009.

Then Zynga acquired MyMiniLife and guided its engineers to play a farm game, and the team proposed FarmVille. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) asked Pincus to send all the content of the game in order to filter out content that Facebook does not want to display. According to Pincus, this makes FarmVille the first major game to use news sources as a core game expansion.

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Then, the game was released on June 19, 2009, and by the end of the first week, daily active users had reached one million. “FarmVille has initiated a new category of’investment and expression’ games where players can invest time and express their opinions to friends and family. Busy adults, especially women, see that games can be used in their lives Occupies an important position and provides you with more than empty calories.”

However, Pincus did not share why the Zynga team decided to close the game after 11 years. According to the announcement, the game will be unavailable on Facebook from January 2 tomorrow.


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