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Zynga Shuts Down 10 Games, 11th to Soon Get Plug Pulled

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Zynga's cost-cutting has extended from layoffs to actual products. 11 games got the axe and players are asked to move on.

The games that are no longer available are:

FishVille
Forestville
Mafia Wars 2
Mafia Wars Shakedown
Mojitomo
Montopia
PetVille
Treasure Isle
Vampire Wars
Word Scramble Challenge

The shutdown had only a minor effect on Zynga's Facebook user account, which currently stands at just above 270 million active users. However, Zynga does not own the most popular app on Facebook anymore. Farmville 2 ranks behind Instagram with 43.5 million versus 44.3 million users.

The company has 25 casual/social games in its portfolio left. The next game to go is Indiana Jones Adventure World on January 14.

The shutdowns of games were announced on their respective Facebook pages. Gamers were offered incentives such as "complimentary bonus package in one of either CastleVille, ChefVille, FarmVille 2, Mafia Wars, or YoVille" to keep playing Zynga's games. At the end of October, Zynga announced a cost-cutting plan, which included closure of its Boston office as well as more than 100 pink slips at its Austin office.

 

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    Efrayim , January 2, 2013 4:00 PM
    And nothing of value was lost this day...
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    mrmaia , January 2, 2013 5:08 PM
    CrapVille, S***Ville, BSVille and so on.

    I started playing Mafia Wars 2 once out of curiosity. The game is very infantile, the isometric cartoonish graphics are disgraceful and Zynga is so incessantly bitchy about inviting friends and buying their internal currency that I removed it after less than half an hour of play. I honestly don't know how can so many people put up with this kinda stuff.
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  • 25 Hide
    Efrayim , January 2, 2013 4:00 PM
    And nothing of value was lost this day...
  • 8 Hide
    jn77 , January 2, 2013 4:06 PM
    ^ I actually think this will increase the stock value of facecrooke hahahahaha
  • 12 Hide
    mrmaia , January 2, 2013 5:08 PM
    CrapVille, S***Ville, BSVille and so on.

    I started playing Mafia Wars 2 once out of curiosity. The game is very infantile, the isometric cartoonish graphics are disgraceful and Zynga is so incessantly bitchy about inviting friends and buying their internal currency that I removed it after less than half an hour of play. I honestly don't know how can so many people put up with this kinda stuff.
  • 6 Hide
    sa1nt , January 2, 2013 5:46 PM
    easy come easy go
  • 8 Hide
    abbadon_34 , January 2, 2013 11:31 PM
    About time, maybe now my girlfriend will cook real food and not virtual food
  • 4 Hide
    f-14 , January 3, 2013 1:26 AM
    can't wait for blizzard to do this to D3 and SC2.

    the cloud at it's finest ' unplugged'
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    nebun , May 25, 2013 9:33 PM
    how can you compare a game with a text/photo app???....farmville2 one of the most popular games on the net
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