Remember Farmville? Here’s why it finally got shut after 11 years
Those who still want to play FarmVille can do so with Farmville 2: Tropic Escape that’s available on Android and iOS. Zynga has also launched FarmVille 3: Animals on mobile.
If you have ever played online games on social media platform Facebook, you must be aware of a game called Farmville. This was launched back in 2009 and made a debut on Facebook. Soon it became an addictive title as more users and friends started joined the game and growing crops to gain levels and new in-game abilities. Farmville also offered social networking so you could gift crops and receive some in order to make your farm better and earn more in-game money.
However, after 11 years of its existence, Farmville creator Zynga has announced that it will be shutting down the game on December 31, 2020 (yesterday). This announcement was made back in September last year. And now, since we have entered 2021, Farmville is no more.
The sad news comes due to Adobe's decision to stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers starting Dec 31, 2020. Since FarmVille required the Flash Player plugin, it dies along with the Flash Player.
“Following an incredible 11 years since its initial launch back in 2009, we are officially announcing the closure of the original FarmVille game on Facebook. As previously stated, Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers, and Facebook will stop supporting Flash games on the platform completely after December 31st, 2020. FarmVille will therefore be directly affected as a result of this,” Zynga said in its announcement.
Those who still want to play FarmVille can do so with Farmville 2: Tropic Escape that's available on Android and iOS. Zynga has also launched FarmVille 3: Animals on mobile.