FarmVille.com The Game Launches: FarmVille Gets its Own Site
Will You Play FarmVille on Farmville.com or Facebook?
The incredibly popular FarmVille app for Facebook has launched its own site, Farmville.com. The new site adds support, FAQ pages and even forums where users can chat chat about their favorite farming practices.
FarmVille.com exploded onto the scene as a Facebook app in 2009, where it gained a million users in only four days. FarmVille is a real-time farming simulation that allows users to manage a virtual farm where they can plant and harvest crops, raise animals etc.
The game has roughly 83 million monthly users, more than all of Twitter!
Now, after many tweaks, and launching FarmVille.com, the virtual farming game has 31 million people play every day. Consider the fact that players also harvest an average of 100 plots per session, it's clear that farming hasn't been this hot since the invention of the tractor.
The new site allows users to play the game without having to go to the Facebook website. This can be beneficial for when Facebook is down, or if people are trying to play on computers that block social networking sites like Facebook (businesses and work offices have taken notice of FarmVille).
There have been reports that the game causes severe addiction in some users, with players becoming obsessed with managing their virtual farm. While this might be a startling idea to some, the creators of FarmVille couldn't be happier with the success of the little game that could.