Good news to YoVillians! YoVille is coming back! On May 12th (that’s today!), transfer of individual’s game data from Zynga is expected to complete and it will be known as YoWorld with a new owner (initial creator), Big Viking Games! I’m so excited! XD
YoVille is a virtual world game online originally developed by Tall Tree Games, now called Big Viking Games, which was later acquired by Zynga in 2008. It was the first successful ‘Ville’ series and the game hit millions active users monthly in no time.. Unfortunately though, the game became a breeding ground for hackers.. Low maintenance & repairs and lack of multiple platforms eventually led to its decision of shutting down in early 2014..
It was very disappointing.. Especially after Zynga had made a promise of not shutting down the game.. Loyal players continued to spend their time and money on it even though half of the game features were unavailable.. Only to find out the bad news later on.. This caused a lot of commotion amongst the fans.. Protesting and threatening Zynga, many sent their concerns to its original creator – Big Viking Game to reacquire it back.. (which it did! thank you!), some even posted a heartfelt video on YouTube to save YoVille.. 😮
Now YoVille renamed as YoWorld is going back home to its owner! How awesome is that.. XD I love how group of passionate people can make an honest change.. (If only these can also be applied to real Eco-political problems we see in the news..)
Anyhow.. Thanks to Zynga for the past 5 years of memories they brought into people.. And Big Viking Game.. Shall we!? 😎
~ Let your voice be heard!