Zynga announced yesterday that its pulling the plug on its widely popular, 6 year running social game, YoVille with 90 days advance notice to users. Acquired initially from Big Tree (now Big Viking Games) Zynga positioned the unique social network game prominently and made millions off sales of its YoCash and advertising , YoVille is highly unique in that it offers a real-time chat/emoto communication system that engages Facebook players into its virtual society with seasonal products and holiday themed events that pushed the envelope for virtual asset sales like no other game before it,
Is YoVilles ship sunk yet? Not so fast... The user base is really vocal and already a number of grass root efforts are underway. And now here is some rumor that initial developer may have interest in re-obtaining the license to right this great ship before she settles in the mud for good.
YoVilles customer base is unique, many "die hards" NEED yoville as a social outlet whether they are shut ins, paraplegic, deaf, or have that catfush tendency Yoville is one of a few remaining places where physical attrributes are ignored, individual obscurity accepted and the avatars that care and look after each other, Its the best place for dynamic, toon-face drama!
What do you think about Zynga de-funding and killing a project that holds paid consumer assets in its servers? It may be legal according to the games EULA & TOS, however is it right? Some folks have not even spent their yocash holdings and others have not explored all their achievements.
Edited by Dream Cutter, 18 January 2014 - 06:14 PM.