Farmville another reason to be on facebook

Farmville

I just don’t know why so many people wanted to play this game again and again. Perhaps some people call it childish game or a clone of Barn buddy but I must say it is infatuation. I have seen people of different age groups playing this game with the similar interest as a child could have.

Who would have guessed—in an age of quickly advancing technology—that one of the most admired online games would be about good old fashioned farming? May be Social gamers do have some sort of special connection to civilization’s roots.

Farmville, a real-time virtual farming game is currently one of the most popular games on Facebook developed by Zynga and is played every day by millions of people world wide. It has become the most popular game application on Facebook, with over 82.7 million active users and over 22.5 million fans in February 2010. On February 4, 2010, Microsoft’s MSN Games has also launched Farmville to its website strangely requiring a Facebook account not windows live ID.

There are still questions about why FarmVille, and not the many other virtual simulation games on Facebook, has gotten so huge. Especially considering the cultural norm that farming is NOT a desirable career option. People realize that in real farming, it’s hard to make a living, and this is a way to live that farm dream without going broke.

Probably the reason for its success is that it provides a better social experience by encouraging users to interact with their Facebook friends within the game. Every now and then the application offers limited addition items for the players to gift each other and celebrating events like Christmas, valentines, new year etc. The game has become a cultural phenomenon. People talk about it online in their Facebook status updates or even on twitter.

Mashable review about the game: FarmVille has been a breakout hit, with its active user count growing by around 10 million users per month. Note that this isn’t simply signups: This is a count of people using the app at least once in the 30-day span.

It is hard to be on Facebook and avoid Farmville. It’s Global addiction. 🙂


7 thoughts on “Farmville another reason to be on facebook”

  1. Ditto! I love farmville and play it to connect with my kids and sister overseas. I would love to find a way to access it in Pakistan. Please share if you know how.

  2. I am a facebook user in shock for not being able to play Farmville and other games (accessible only through facebook) because of a ban imposed on facebook in Pakistan. I like your comment, yet playing farmville and other games remains my favourite past time for its creative and soothing effect on my mind. So what we do now? Don’t think of this as an addiction, but an important social activity for me for being able to get connected to friends around the world. Please suggest an alternate process to get access to all zynga games other then facebook.

  3. FarmVille is definitely one of those features run by Zynga on facebook, which boost the traffic rate of Facebook. Zynga has many other games like MafiaWars, Texas HoldEm Poker, FishVille, PetVille and so on. These 3rd party features running on Facebook makes the facebook of *today*. Otherwise original facebook layout and features are almost the same rated as of Orkut’s.

    Beauty of the Google company’s market is that, they failed their own business ‘Orkut’ in order to run another business ‘facebook’. Now that’s called Domination.

    Regards,
    Admin of FarmVille.PK

  4. Farming is charming. It’s probably the most important human activity there is, for anyone, anywhere. It is food, pretty necessary before you can do anything else. Why, without farmers, we would all be out in the woods, looking for something to eat.
    A farm is a nice, quiet, slow place where things grow, and we interact with the rest of nature–the plants and animals–on a personal level, and joy in the feel of the sun on our faces, the sight of it on the landscape, the warmth of the breeze, and the smells of forests and fields, and are a part of it.
    Probably a good sign that such a game is most popular; perhaps it reveals that, underneath all our human nonsense, we do have our priorities right, even if most of us prefer to only visit a farm, not live there all the time (too much like work!) 🙂

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