FarmVille, the popular agricultural simulation game among Facebook users, was discontinued 11 years after its first release in 2009. In September, Zynga, the creator of the game, announced the official closure of the original FarmVille game on Facebook. This step came after the software company Adobe announced that it would stop distributing Flash Player to web browsers, and as a result, Facebook would stop supporting flash games on the platform.
Adobe that released Flash Player in 1996 now has it Take a look at its Flash Player plugin Resulting in the closure of Farmville.
Zynga said in a statement, “Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers and Facebook will stop supporting Flash games on the platform entirely after December 31, 2020. FarmVille will be directly affected as a result.” . .
Zynga stopped in-app purchases for the game on November 17, 2020, after which the game’s payment system was completely suspended. Farmville was a free game that allowed users to spend real money on specific crops or speed up the progress of their fields. FarmVille fans will still be able to replay their hits: FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape and the upcoming global release of FarmVille 3 on mobile devices.
Zynga founder and former CEO Mark Pincus shared the story of why the game was created and played such an important role in the evolution of games on Twitter. “The real innovation for Farmville was making the games accessible to busy adults, giving them a place to invest and express themselves and for the people in their lives to see them as creative. People believed that FarmVille was some kind of Etch-a-Sketch. It was the first large-scale game to take advantage of it. Starting with big data, almost everything in the game has been tested and improved, and FarmVille has become a training ground for a generation of entrepreneurs and product managers, ”wrote Pincus.
Tomorrow, Zynga will close the FarmVille Facebook application after 11 years. I wanted to share the story of how we created it and why it played such an important role in the evolution of games. 1 / s
– Mark Pincus (@markpinc) December 31, 2020
Pincus further noted, “FarmVille has proven that a game can be an always-on, live service that offers surprises and happiness every day, similar to a favorite television series. Games can also connect groups of people and bring them together.