The game for FarmVille is over, as Flash also buys the farm

Goodbye, Farmville.


2020 is not the only thing ending on Thursday. The last day of the year is also the last day for FarmVille, one of the original ones addictive games on Facebook.

FarmVille, which allowed players to grow colorful cartoon farms through crop and animal care, had 30 million daily players at its peak. But game developer Zynga announced in September, it will close the game on December 31, the victim of Adobe’s decision to stop distributing and updating Flash Player for web browsers, which in turn led Facebook to announce the cessation of support for Flash games on its platform.

The writing was on the wall even more. In 2017, Facebook – together with Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – have 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 animations via browser software, Flash Player has fallen in favor of many companies and technology organizations, which bother the plug-in as a pig battery and security vulnerability. Its popularity has declined in recent years, as the online video industry moves more towards HTML5, a developing language that can run graphics without plugins.

And if you really want to continue 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 global launch of FarmVille 3 for mobile.

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