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Starting Thursday at midnight ET (9 p.m. Pacific), FarmVille players can get coveted “Double Mastery” points on crops and trees harvested within seven days when they place a Capital One Visigoth statue on their farms. This will increase the rate at which players advance to higher levels in the game.
McDonalds has become the first marketer to create a branded farm in Farmville… (Visitors) to the McDonalds “neighbourhood farm” help grow tomatoes etc in return for virtual “Farmville McCafe Consumables” that will give more energy and let them farm twice as fast.
Most people think Facebook would have been a phenomenon without games,” says Mr. Pachter, the Wedbush Securities analyst. “I am not sure that’s right. Twenty to 30 percent of visits to Facebook are to play games.
Next week, FarmVille will, for the first time, offer its pretend farmers a specific food brand. Players will be able to plant an organic blueberry crop from Cascadian Farm, a subsidiary of General Mills. The objective is for FarmVille users to learn about organic farming and green living, and at the same time, earn additional points to grow fruits and vegetables or raise animals on their virtual farms. Cascadian Farm executives say they hope that the company can expand its food niche and make itself better known by increasing awareness among FarmVille’s audience.
In the six-week pilot for the promotion, more than 100,000 in virtual Farm Cash was redeemed using the stickers, which appeared on 25 different Green Giant produce items. The promotion was launched in Target Fresh Grocery and SuperTarget stores first, but was expanded to stores nationwide as a result of the pilot promotion success.
(Launched June 9th) FrontierVille, has skyrocketed past the 20 million-user mark in just over a month. In fact, the game jumped from 5 million users to 20 million users in just 24 days. … Since the game began, 6.3 million people have built cabins, 2.3 million people have gotten married, 1.1 million users have kids and 252 million snakes have been “clobbered” in FrontierVille.
Zynga, the game’s developer, is running a promotional campaign for Farmville and has tied with the 7-Eleven chain to stock its Farmville line of pre-packaged food in the stores that will earn you codes for items you would need to play the game online. So, a cup of fruit will fetch you a virtual FarmVille Chocolate Persimmon Tree, while an ice cream gets you a FarmVille Neapolitan Cow in your account
Farmville pulls in almost 64 million active users per month. Per month. It’s the most popular application on Facebook, which is of course the most popular thing in the universe. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that when something goes wonky, there’s some hustle in the effort to get it fixed. That’s how an issue with the Flash plug-in in the previous version of Firefox takes on a whole different kind of priority when it’s framed as a problem with FarmVille
FarmVille has nearly 81 million monthly uniques on Facebook, and Leonhard pointed to sales of 800,000 virtual tractors daily.
FarmVille, the massively popular Facebook game, surpassed 80 million monthly active users this week (source: AppData). Facebook has around 400 million users in total. FarmVille has been a breakout hit, with its active user count growing by around 10 million users per month. Note that this isn’t simply signups: This is a count of people using the app at least once in the 30-day span. FarmVille’s daily active user count is currently 29.7 million — that’s almost 30 million people using FarmVille every day
FarmVille, the massively popular Facebook game, surpassed 80 million monthly active users this week