We all remember those annoying notifications from friends asking you to play Farmville. Eleven years after its launch, the casual game is about to shut down for good.
Zynga announced the closure on its support forum. The reason stated for the closure is the end of Flash Player support on Facebook and in web browsers. Facebook is ending Flash Player support after December 31, 2020.
Here’s a statement from Zynga to fans of the game:
We’re aware that many of you have been with us since the very beginning, helping to build an incredible global community of players over the years who’ve enjoyed this game just as much as we have. For that, we say thank you.
In advance of sunsetting the game, we would like to point out that in-app purchases will be available up until November 17, at which point the game’s payment system will be completely turned off. Thereafter the game will not be accepting any in-app payments and any refunds will not be processed during this time. FarmVille will, however, continue to be playable until December 31st, 2020, at which point it will be shut down completely.
Any remaining credits that you have during this period should be used before December 31st, 2020. We are also working on fun in-game activities to be announced soon that are designed to make your remaining time with FarmVille even more enjoyable.
We hope that the in-game experiences we’ve developed over the years have provided you with the highest level of entertainment that we strive to fulfill here at Zynga. We look forward to you joining us in Farmville 2: Tropic Escape, Farmville 2: Country Escape, and the upcoming worldwide launch of Farmville 3 on mobile.
Farmville is something of a pioneer in the casual game space. The farming simulator launched way back in 2009 and quickly gained popularity on Facebook. The gameplay involves planting, growing, harvesting, and raising livestock.