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It’s game over for FarmVille, as Flash also buys the farm


#Farewell, #FarmVille.

#Zynga

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2020 isn’t the only thing coming to an end #Thursday. The last day of the year is also the last day for #FarmVille, one of the original addictive #Facebook games.

#FarmVille, which allowed players to cultivate colorful cartoonish farms by tending crops and caring for livestock, had 30 million daily players at its peak. #But game developer #Zynga announced in #September it would shut down the game on #Dec. 31, a victim of #Adobe’s decision to stop distributing and updating its #Flash #Player for web browsers, which in turn led #Facebook to announce an end to support for #Flash games on its platform.

The writing has been on the wall even longer. #In 2017, #Facebook — along with #Adobe, #Apple, #Google, #Microsoft and #Mozilla — announced plans to end support for #Flash by #December this year.

#Once the de facto standard for websites to run games, stream video and deliver animation over browser software, #Flash #Player has fallen out of favor with many tech companies and organizations, which deride the plug-in as a battery hog and security vulnerability. #Its popularity has waned in recent years as more in the online video industry turn to HTML5, a developing language that can run graphics without plug-ins.

#And if you really want to keep on fake farming, there are other options. The company will continue to operate #FarmVille 2: #Tropic #Escape and #FarmVille 2: #Country #Escape, and says players can look forward to the upcoming worldwide launch of #FarmVille 3 for mobile.

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