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  • FarmVille Coming to iPhone and iPad

    FarmVille, the addictive (to some) and annoying (to non-farmers) social networking game that has won so many adherents and haters on Facebook may soon be coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms. The hint of this development was uncovered by a Tumblr blogger, who noticed domains like farmvilleiphone.com and farmvilleandroid.com have been registered by the same company that owns farmville.com. Spokespeople for Zynga, the company behind games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars, have said that they are interested in porting the games to mobile platforms, but have been vague about the timing.

    In the Facebook application FarmVille, you set up a farm and manage it by raising crops and taking care of farm animals. FarmVille launched in June of last year and quickly became the most popular game on Facebook, currently with over 82.4 million players, representing 20% of all Facebook users. The rapid growth in players, combined with some changes to how Facebook handles friend updates, subjected many non-players to an avalanche of FarmVille updates before they figured out how to block them.

    Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus told a panel at Facebook's F8 conference last week that they had an intention to develop an iPhone version of the game. "We remain really interested in the iPhone,” Pincus said, and indicated that he and the rest of the Zynga team were "big believers that all this will eventually go predominantly mobile. The "question of when,” he added, had to do with the limitation of the iPhone as a social gaming platform. "We haven’t seen easy enough user-to-user channels to enable a service to exist,” Pincus said, but suggested that the company would be closely watching Apple’s Game Center network.

    FarmVille had a very dedicated player base, and a highly profitable secondary market. It's so addictive, in fact, that it has caused problems in the real world: a woman in the UK discovered last month that her son had spent more than £900 on FarmVille, taking £288 out of his own savings account and charging an additional £625 on her credit card.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: FarmVille Coming to iPhone and iPad started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Ewh I refuse to play that game. Terrible!

      But good news for people that play it
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      trying to avoid it from my stupid friends who play it on facebook now it's gonna be inside my iphone! NOO!
      sorry if ur reading this, but I soo friggin DESPITE this game :S
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      This is one of the apps that people are throwing a fit about on iDevices because of the lack of Flash lol. Funny that they are finally gonna do some recoding to get them to work on the idevices away from flash. They already redid a couple of their stuff for iPhone.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Awesome but I don't play it.
      It sucks. Haha. I agree with raptors.
    1. Success.Is.Sweet's Avatar
      Success.Is.Sweet -
      Screw this game, I'd rather play Harvest Moon.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Get it away from me
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I don't like farmville myself either but We rule is a good alternative to it on the iPad and iPhone.
    1. iphone8130hak's Avatar
      iphone8130hak -
      Sweet mybwife will be happy
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Loll... there's always one kid who takes the game to a whole new level.
    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I have played it and liked it when I did but got tired of it....if it comes to the iPad I might give it a try.. lol
    1. xerray's Avatar
      xerray -
      Hope my mom don't be playing this on my phone! She is addicted to this and doesn't stop playing after work.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      uh oh. I'm scared
    1. Kil0111's Avatar
      Kil0111 -
      omg... lol
    1. mlee2010's Avatar
      mlee2010 -
      Great! Now my wife has no choice but to say yes to a 32gb 3G iPad. Either that or when i buy my next iphone it may be in her hands more...
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      lame game =/
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      I don't get whats sooooo cool about that game.... all I know is that I get anoyed from people using it on facebook!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I was addicted to this for about 2 weeks in september, I probably would have been more addicted if this was out then
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -