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Zynga Shuts Down PetVille And 10 Other Titles To Cut Costs

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12-31-2012, 01:48 PM
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Zynga Shuts Down PetVille And 10 Other Titles To Cut Costs

http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/30/zyn...-mafia-wars-2/

PetVille Shut down December 30th
Mafia Wars 2 - Shut down December 30th
FishVille Shut down December 5th
Vampire Wars Shut down December 5th
Treasure Isle Shut down December 5th
Indiana Jones Adventure World Closed to new players, shuts down January 14th
Mafia Wars Shakedown Pulled from app stores
Forestville Pulled from app stores
Montopia Shut down December 21st
Mojitomo Pulled from app stores
Word Scramble Challenge Pulled from app stores


Interesting. We launched the free game Word Carnivale on iOS just a few weeks ago and it's been growing virally since then. Some players have put in over 20 hours of play in less than a week.

Good timing considering Zynga has pulled Word Scramble Challenge. The difference is that Word Carnivale isn't just another clone of a 'Boggle' game, the play-field changes with every word discovered, a far richer experience than trying to find obscure words on a fixed set of 16 letters (our grid is 25 by the way). It's ad supported, just interstitial ads after you play a round.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWJR3Od8aOo

A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time.

- Shigeru Miyamoto