Facebook Games Weekly News Wrap-up: Nov 15 to Nov 20

Date: Nov 21 2010 08:42:54 Source: Views:
KeyWord: FrontierVille, FarmVille, Mafia Wars, FishVille, Yahoo, Phrases, Zynga

Since Facebook created possibility for developers to make their own apps they have created really creative and funny games to users. And the popularity of the games on facebook is growing because of the huge number of users.

What news about Facebook games have been brought forth on BBGsite during the past week? Sort out your thought in this Facebook games weekly news wrap-up.

I. FrontierVille Players Create 650,000 Same-sex Marriages

Players of the popular "FrontierVille" game on Facebook have created 650,000 same-sex marriages within the game.

So says Zynga CEO Marc Pincus (he's the guy in charge of the company responsible all those games your Facebook friends are playing, i.e "FarmVille,""PetVille," "Mafia Wars" etc.)

"That's amazing, that's probably more than any country in the whole world," Pincus said during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, according to TechCrunch.

"FrontierVille" isn't the first game to feature same-sex relationships, but it is the first game to take them to the mainstream in such a big way. And kudos to Zynga for that.

Meanwhile, Pincus had some other interesting statistics to offer the crowd. Among them:

He said 320 million people have played a Zynga game, and the company has seen more than "3 million peak concurrent users" (that's users playing games at the same time). In fact, at any time during the day, at least four of your friends are playing one of their games, Pincus said.

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