It was the year 2009 when FarmVille, the Facebook game that put internet users to create their own gardens and farms, appeared.
Among vegetables to harvest and requests from friends, the game has become a success and an obsession for many users of the social network.
The creators of the Zynga game deactivated the original version this Thursday due to the update of Adobe’s Flash Player, the base that supported the game.
According to the newspaper “The New York Times”, the game has reached 32 million active users at its peak in popularity.
“We think of it as a new social dimension, not just a way of getting games to people,” Mark Pincus told the American newspaper, Zynga’s current chairman.
The game implied a dedicated and constant attention, since it depended on the constant care and interaction of Internet users. The social network ended up restricting the amount of games published in the feed news and respective notifications after complaints from Internet users.
Ian Bogost, game designer and professor at Georgia Tech, stressed that the behaviors normalized by FarmVille became fundamental to the economy generated on the internet during the years of 2010.
However, despite its success, the game has not always been welcomed by the gaming industry. gaming. In 2010, Time magazine considered FarmVille to be one of the “50 worst inventions”.