Less than two months ago, something called "CityVille" launched on Facebook. Now, statistics indicate it’s hit a tremendous milestone – the 100 million user mark – making the game a huge success and its creator, Zynga, a good deal richer.
In the tech community, a lot of people profess to dislike Facebook games such as FarmVille and CityVille. They’re snubbed due to requiring little thought or skill, and viewed with suspicion since users are encouraged to spend real money. But there’s no denying their popularity, and it looks like CityVille is about to take the crown.
A few days ago, bloggers noticed that CityVille was closing in on Farmville – long Facebook’s top game – in terms of monthly active users. Now it looks like a changeup is imminent.
Social game developer Zynga, the creators of the popular Farmville and Mafia Wars on Facebook, has launched its latest game called “CityVille.”
Zynga says CityVille is its most social game to date with new features that allow players to build a city, interact with friends’ cities, and build franchise with the help of their friends.
CityVille is Zynga’s first game to launch internationally and will be available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish on Facebook at Cityville.com.