Zynga bringing FarmVille to mobile devices

Casual game developer Zynga announced that they will be bringing their Facebook smash hit, FarmVille, to “various mobile platforms.” A Zynga spokesperson told Mashable, “Zynga plans to expand to various mobile platforms. We cannot provide additional information at this time.”

Zynga has not hinted at the platforms they are eyeing for this future release, but 'information-sluething' site Superannuation discovered that they recently registered the domain names farmvilleandroid.com, farmvilleiphone.com, farmvilleipad.com and farmvillesms.com. This suggests that Zynga will be targeting more than just mobile phones.

FarmVille has more than 80 million users with over 32 million logging in daily. It is by far the most popular casual game on Facebook and kick-started the “freemium” gaming model where users can play for free, but are encouraged to buy in-game items with real money.

Developer Ngmoco currently controls the freemium market on Apple’s mobile devices with their FarmVille-esk We Rule and God Finger. Zynga is undoubtedly interested in capturing some of that market share.

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So much for the argument that Flash is needed to get legit games on the iPhone. If developers want their game on a platform, they will do it with whatever the tools they have to for that platform.

If I couldn't stand all of the messages and requests on Facebook, what makes them think I want text messages about it?

-DanNY- said,
Farmville _might_ just be worse than world of warcraft........its a very big MAYBE

No maybe about it. World of Warcraft keeps you from doing your chores and taking a shower. Farmville keeps your mom from doing your laundry, making you dinner, and reminding you to shower.

lol Well, I'm sure this will make a lot of people happy. Though honestly I have no idea how something like this would ever be able to be user friendly on a mobile device...

Odd how many guys bitch about this kind of stuff. Little do they realize that this is what will keep the women busy while you're free to rant on about Apple's products, watch sports, or play your shooter games.

dead.cell said,
Odd how many guys bitch about this kind of stuff. Little do they realize that this is what will keep the women busy while you're free to rant on about Apple's products, watch sports, or play your shooter games.

And what about the dudes who have to go on WoW and have only 1 PC... but NOOOO "she" needs to harvest and check out other friend's crappy farms!??

P1R4T3 said,

And what about the dudes who have to go on WoW and have only 1 PC... but NOOOO "she" needs to harvest and check out other friend's crappy farms!??

"she" - LOL

P1R4T3 said,
And what about the dudes who have to go on WoW and have only 1 PC... but NOOOO "she" needs to harvest and check out other friend's crappy farms!??

Sounds like you made a much earlier mistake.

P1R4T3 said,

And what about the dudes who have to go on WoW and have only 1 PC... but NOOOO "she" needs to harvest and check out other friend's crappy farms!??

P1R4T3 said,

And what about the dudes who have to go on WoW and have only 1 PC... but NOOOO "she" needs to harvest and check out other friend's crappy farms!??

I feel for you. This is exactly the same thing with my dad and me. My mum is a f*cking Sado. She is sometimes late to work because she is too busy plowing 5 farms on facebook. 4 are my family pets and the other is her own. And don't get me started on that stupid co-op crap. I swear my mum set a new world record the other day as my mum was on the only decent pc in the house (which happens to also be my awesome AMD Phenom gaming pc). She went from 8am tIl 16:15ish non stop :@ I couldn't play cod mw2 all day and my dad was unable to play nfs until she hAd finished.
And that's not all. I had to go on extreme measures on Christmas day as she wanted to go on farmville on with family round for a family meal in the holiday season! So I got so aggregated I just blocked the sh*t through opendns. OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! lol did she loose her rocker or what lmao.

Wow I hate farmville. And because it uses flash it lags badly while in full screen on an AMD Phenom 2.2ghz quad running 3gb ram and win 7 64bit!!! Lol
/rant

hmmmmm...

P1R4T3 said,

And what about the dudes who have to go on WoW and have only 1 PC... but NOOOO "she" needs to harvest and check out other friend's crappy farms!??

I feel for you. This is exactly the same thing with my dad and me. My mum is a f*cking Sado. She is sometimes late to work because she is too busy plowing 5 farms on facebook. 4 are my family pets and the other is her own. And don't get me started on that stupid co-op crap. I swear my mum set a new world record the other day as my mum was on the only decent pc in the house (which happens to also be my awesome AMD Phenom gaming pc). She went from 8am tIl 16:15ish non stop :@ I couldn't play cod mw2 all day and my dad was unable to play nfs until she hAd finished.
And that's not all. I had to go on extreme measures on Christmas day as she wanted to go on farmville on with family round for a family meal in the holiday season! So I got so aggregated I just blocked the sh*t through opendns. OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! lol did she loose her rocker or what lmao.

Wow I hate farmville. And because it uses flash it lags badly while in full screen on an AMD Phenom 2.2ghz quad running 3gb ram and win 7 64bit!!! Lol
/rant

hmmmmm...

Daniel Wired said,
I swear to god, if I start getting text messages from my friends "sending you a farmville gift" I will go on a killing spree

::PixilEyes sends you a farmville gift::

Daniel Wired said,
I swear to god, if I start getting text messages from my friends "sending you a farmville gift" I will go on a killing spree

*Frylock86 sends you a Farmville gift*

You have two Farmville requests