Remember back in 2009 when Farmville was quite popular? This farming simulation game combined with its social aspect made it one of the top games available on Facebook at that time. Because of its popularity a sequel called Farmville 2 was launched in 2012 which offered new features. Fast forward to today these two titles have fallen in popularity and are not even in the top ten list of Facebook games based on daily active users. What people are playing right now are the Saga games such as Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, and Pet Rescue Saga.
Zynga aims to reclaim its lost glory by launching Farmville 2: Country Escape as a mobile app. The game is now available free to download over at the Google Play store. Right now there are 400 million people worldwide who play Farmville and Farmville 2. The introduction of the mobile app will increase this number further as people can now play the game anytime and anywhere.
According to Jonathan Knight, vice president of games at Zynga, “FarmVille pioneered social gaming on the web, and with FarmVille 2: Country Escape we’ve reimagined the franchise as a mobile experience to match how players want to connect with their farm and with their friends. The foundation of the mobile game was built on listening to player feedback, so we’ve added features such as giving players the choice to play with friends or on their own, connectivity between the mobile game and FarmVille 2 on Facebook and the ability to play offline. We’ve created an experience where all FarmVille fans will feel right at home. As we focus on growing and sustaining this beloved franchise, we’re proud for FarmVille 2: Country Escape to usher in a new chapter of FarmVille on the go.”
So what’s new in this title? The game is set in a coastal location where you are tasked to restore the old family farm. You will grow crops, take care of animals, collect treasures, trade with friends, and sell good to local merchants.
Some of the key features of this game include
- New social control: There are new choices in how you can play with your friends. You can play in Anonymous Mode or can connect to the GameCenter or Google Play Games Services and collaborate with other players. Players can connect their Facebook account to the game to access several social features including visiting their friend’s farm and sharing the “Speed Seed” which is used to accelerate progress.
- Farm at Home with Connected Rewards: Those who play Farmville 2 in Facebook will be able to transfer valuable goods between the web version and the mobile version of the game.
- Offline Mode: Players will be able to play the game even without any Internet connection. Game saves can be made later when a connection is available.
- New Graphics: The game offers beautiful graphics that’s optimized for the mobile platform.
If you are a fan of Farmville or just curious as to what it is like to play it then you should go ahead and download Farmville 2: Country Escape which is available right now at Google Play