Cityville

  • Zynga Previews Its Next ‘Ville Sequel, CityVille 2, In Closed Beta In the Philippines

    Zynga Previews Its Next ‘Ville Sequel, CityVille 2, In Closed Beta In the Philippines

    Zynga just announced that it’s launching the sequel to its hit CityVille today in a closed beta test. The company blog post doesn’t offer too many details about the game itself, beyond saying, “It has all the features in CityVille that players love – from neighbor visits and crews to buildables – blended with some of the innovations we introduced in CastleVille… Read More

  • Ahead Of Launching Its First Title, Idle Games Poaches Zynga’s Lead CityVille Designer

    Ahead Of Launching Its First Title, Idle Games Poaches Zynga’s Lead CityVille Designer

    In September, social game developer Idle Games launched on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, declaring that they were on a mission to become “the Pixar of casual games.” The startup’s first title, Idle Worship, is a throw-back to Peter Molyneux and EA’s Black & White, except, instead of finding it on a PC, Idle Worship will make its home on that social… Read More

  • “GameBox For Facebook” Tunnels Facebook Games To The iPad

    “GameBox For Facebook” Tunnels Facebook Games To The iPad

    Love them or hate them, one thing holds true of Facebook games: they’re crazy addictive. So addictive, in fact, that full-grown adults are having trouble pulling themselves away from the social network, all because of a few virtual strawberries. Luckily, a new iPad app has emerged that will let you play some of your favorite Flash-based Facebook games outside where the sun shines… Read More

  • Will CityVille Be First To Blow Past 100 Million Monthly Active Users?

    Zynga launched CityVille on Facebook just over a month ago, and according to the application page there are now over 84,222,766 users actively playing the game. To put that in perspective, there are about 58 million monthly active users for FarmVille, Zynga’s other hit game. CityVille has thus become the largest app ever on the Facebook platform, by a significant margin. The game… Read More

  • The Year In Virtual Goods By The Numbers

    The global virtual goods industry put up some very impressive numbers this year. From special Easter eggs to virtual ad campaigns, virtual goods sales have grabbed their share of headlines over the past twelve months. Now with social gaming on the rise and everyone from your teenage nephew to your grandma to your old rugby teammate buying a “little something” to sweeten their… Read More

  • Zynga's CityVille Now More Than 25 Percent Bigger Than FarmVille

    Zynga's CityVille Now More Than 25 Percent Bigger Than FarmVille

    We knew Zynga’s Facebook game CityVille was a hit if the company ever had one (and it’s had several already) but the growth that it is displaying is simply mind-blowing. Last week, the Sim City-esque game logged about 61.7 million monthly active users, effectively eclipsing its other hit game, FarmVille. Today, CityVille is at close to 72.5 million monthly active users, which… Read More

  • CityVille Hits 6 Million Daily Active Users In 8 Days

    CityVille Hits 6 Million Daily Active Users In 8 Days

    Zynga’s newest game, CityVille, is the fastest growing game in the company’s history. But we already knew that. It had nearly 300,000 players in the first 24 hours, and 3 million daily active users in its first week. But it’s growth ramp keeps on going crazy. Now, not quite two days after it hit the 3-million user mark, it is already at 6 million daily active users… Read More