Bye Zynga Farmville

If you are on Facebook, you know Zynga.  Even if you never heard of them, you’ve probably felt their affect.  FarmVille, FarmVille2, YoVille, Words With Friends, Indiana Jones Adventure World, CastleVille, CityVille, ChefVille, The Ville, Slingo, Vampire Wars, Mafia Wars, Hidden Chronicles, Bubble Safari…. all are current or past games that either you or at least some of your friends have played or are playing. Founded by Mark Pincus in April 2007 (named after his beloved bulldog, hence the company’s logo), Zynga launched its first game in July 2007:  Texas Hold’Em Poker (now Zynga Poker).  Within 2 years the company was the #1 app developerRead More →

Blackwood and Bell Mysteries facebook game

Ok, so I didn’t leave it completely.  I still play Words with Friends with one person (only one, mind you; ok, occasionally with two, but only those two!) and an “action adventure” game called Castle Age, mainly because I’ve belonged to a few really strong guilds there and have met many wonderful people with whom I do not want to lose touch.  (I have one other game loaded because a friend of mine works on it, but honestly, I haven’t played it in ages and occasionally try others, but tend to leave them after a day or two.) But all the other games:  FarmVille,  VampireRead More →