FarmVille, one of the most popular games on Facebook, is shut down by publisher Zynga. The development was shared by Zynga chairman and co-founder Mark Pincus on Twitter. FarmVille has been playable on Facebook for 11 years and as per Pincus, it has played an important role in the evolution of gaming. While Pincus did not share the reason for shutting down the game, he did share some insights on the development and some of the things that went on behind the scenes with FarmVille.
Through a series of tweets, Mark Pincus of Zynga – the studio that developed and published FarmVille on Facebook in 2009 – shared the journey of how the game came to be. The game was made accessible to “busy adults” and it gave them away to invest and express themselves as well as be creative. “People thought of FarmVille as a sort of Etch-a-Sketch,” Pincus shared