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Earn your FarmVille & Mafia Wars Roman Horse, Promotion ends in 4 days!

Fri ,29/10/2010

FarmVille Roman Golden Horse Announcement

Is the Roman Horse enough to spark your interest (or re-interest) in Mafia Wars?

There is only 4 days left to earn your FarmVille Roman Horse by sampling the gangster life in Mafia Wars.

The latest FarmVille and Mafia Wars mash-up requires you to complete 3 levels (no matter your current rank) in Mafia Wars. Completing 3 levels will unlock the Roman Horse for you in FarmVille.

FarmVille Roman Golden Horse Notice

FarmVille Mafia Wars Roman Golden Horse

FarmVille Unreleased Mafia Wars Cross Promotion Golden Horse Statue & Information Bar

Tue ,19/10/2010

Thank you to FarmVille Freak Rhys for finding these unreleased FarmVille Mafia Wars Golden Horse Statue cross promotion items!

You might recognize this Golden Horse statue from an earlier post we did on FarmVille Freak.

FarmVille Unreleased Mafia Wars Golden Horse Statue

FarmVille Unreleased Mafia Wars Golden Horse Statue Info Bar

Zynga 8-Game Challenge, Rewards $1,000 Every Hour Today!

Mon ,13/09/2010

Zynga's 8 Game Challenge Contest

Zynga announced their “8 Game Challenge” Contest that takes place today only and will give players the chance at winning $1,000.00 every hour during the next 24 hours.

From Zynga,

“We’re giving away $1,000 on the hour, every hour, for 24 hours! Enter the Zynga 8-Game Challenge by playing each of the 8 Zynga games on the Game Bar above FarmVille TODAY!”

You can participate in the contest by playing eight of the following Zynga games:

  • YoVille
  • Zynga Poker
  • FarmVille
  • PetVille
  • Cafe World
  • Treasure Isle
  • Mafia Wars
  • FrontierVille
By taking a trip across the “Zynga Universe” you play each game featured and then you can double check your progress on the Game Bar that is located at the top of every game. Each time you play a new game, your progress should be “checked off”. The check will appear after you have visited each game.
Once you have finished playing all eight games, you will be automatically entered into the next hourly drawing for the $1,000 reward.
The contest is for a 24 hour period starting:
Monday, September 13 at 12:01 AM (PST)  - Monday, September 13 at 11:59 PM (PST)

LINK: Zynga’s 8 Game Challenge Contest

Zynga's 8-Game Challenge Contest Details

Now that the Zynga 8 Game Challenge is over, FarmVille Freak wants to know what FarmVille Freaks participated?

Zynga’s FarmVille 7-Eleven Promotion Ends July 15th!

Mon ,12/07/2010

Zynga’s FarmVille, Mafia Wars, and YoVille cross-promotion event with 7-Eleven ends July 15th!

Be sure to purchase your 7-Eleven codes while you still have a chance. Codes can be redeemed on BuyEarnPlay.com

Redeeming up to 9 codes will qualify you to earn the Uber prize which is 200 FV$ farm cash.

From FarmVille via FaceBook newsfeed:

“Don’t miss your chance to get exclusive virtual items from Game Cards bought at 7-Eleven®! The promotion ends on July 15th, so head to your local 7-Eleven® and get yours today!http://www.buyearnplay.com/”

Our FarmVille Freak 7-Eleven Contest Grand Prize Winner, FarmVille Freak Thu Thao Tran rocking her FarmVille Freak T-shirt!

FarmVille & Mafia Wars Cross Promotion: Mafia Wars Mystery Fuel Box

Sat ,03/07/2010

Thank you to FarmVille Freak J-Chaves for sending us these screenshots of the FarmVille Mafia Wars Mystery Fuel Box!

It looks like there will be another upcoming cross-promotion involving FarmVille and Mafia Wars. As a perk for playing Mafia Wars you can gain extra fuel for FarmVille. For example, leveling up in Mafia Wars will get you a Mafia Wars Mystery Box in which you will have the opportunity to win more free fuel!

This promotion is now available and “live”!

FarmVille Mafia Wars Mystery Fuel Notice

FarmVille Mafia Wars Reward Awaiting at FarmVille

FarmVille Mafia Wars Mystery Fuel Box FarmVille Notice

FarmVille Complete Jobs in Mafia Wars

FarmVille Large Can of Fuel Mafia Wars Mystery Box

Will you participate in this FarmVille and Mafia Wars cross-promotion? Is the free fuel perk enough to spark you interest in Mafia Wars again?

FarmVille Loses 4 Million Players Last Month, Why are Farmers leaving FarmVille?

Fri ,07/05/2010

While FarmVille is still without question the number one Facebook game, consisting of a strong 78 million active users, over 4 million farmers left FarmVille last month. It is important to mention that at least 18 out of the top 25 Facebook games also experienced significant decline in users. So why is it that most games are losing active users? Are farmers leaving the farm for treasure hunting and island adventures?

While many people are adopting the virtual life in Treasure Isle, the fastest growing game of 2010,  it is unlikely to contribute to the entire loss. Many farmers can enjoy farm life and simultaneously search for treasure due to the nature of Treasure Isle’s energy requirements. While providing a nice distraction when waiting for your crops to grow, unlike FarmVille, Treasure Isle  and games like Mafia Wars are not always available for play since they are dependent on energy packs. So what is causing the decline in most of Facebook’s  top 25 social games?

Part of the explanation could be Facebook’s regulation of developers, thus affecting gaming applications like FarmVille. For one, Facebook removed third party notifications which limits social gamers’ communication abilities. Many disgruntled farmers were upset over the changes made to gifting, the new collapsible styled newsfeed shares,  and email notification requirements. Another factor contributing to the decline in users could be the unreliable Facebook instability as a platform in general. Many users do not understand this and instead place the blame on developers for issues they have no control over.

While Facebook provides the platform for social gaming interaction, the contributions of social games is unprecedented. Games such as FarmVille encourage routine visits and consistent logins to Facebook. Some people are using Facebook as a sole avenue for gaming, registering for accounts just to play games like FarmVille, Bejeweled Blitz, and Zynga’s newest child Treasure Isle. As the relationship between Facebook and developers like Zynga remain unclear, Zynga continues to add new games.

Facebook and developers need to get along and work out solutions appealing to everyone. Facebook should appreciate the growth and the revenue that Social Gaming has provided them with. As mentioned by Inside Social Gaming, it is their opinion that,

” Facebook and the industry need to see organic growth of some form if the industry is going to survive. Despite what some developers might say, the company does want social gaming to continue to exist. Among other reasons these games bring users back to the site, and make it more generally interesting and meaningful; they also present a new opportunity for Facebook to monetize, via the company’s budding Credits virtual currency product.” (Source: Inside Social Gaming)

MTV asked Zynga C.E.O Mark Pincus about his thoughts on the loss of active players and he suggested “this drop in numbers is only for the  short term as FarmVille wasn’t the only game from the company to lose some followers.” (Source: MTV Mutliplayer)

FarmVille Top 25 FaceBook Games for May 2010

What are your thoughts? Share your opinions in the comments below.

FarmVille Freak Exclusive: 7-Eleven & FarmVille Promotion Coming Soon!

Sun ,25/04/2010

FarmVille Unreleased Seven Eleven Tower

We’ve already seen the unreleased image of the FarmVille 7-Eleven Tower that we featured on FarmVille Freak.

So how does 7-Eleven fit into FarmVille? Well, the convenient store chain already sells FarmVille Game Cards and is rumored to have an upcoming advertising cross-promition between Zynga games including FarmVille and 7-Eleven that will occur around mid May. In addition to FarmVille, YoVille and Mafia Wars will also promote 7-Eleven items in-game.

A FarmVille Freak that works for 7-Eleven shared with us the following inside tips:

“Look for the 7-11 tower to be released between June 1 and July 15th. I work for 7-11 and was going over our monthly planner and 7-11 will be promoting Zynga games on those days. They are promoting Farmville, Mafia Wars and Yoville, as those are the cards we currently carry in the store. From the planner, I can barely see ( due to size of pics in the planner ) it looks like they will have FV Big Gulp cups and 3 collectible slurpee cups.The pics are tiny and you would need a magnifying glass to see them, but there are 3 slurpee collector cups and a a Big Gulp cup with the sheep on the tractor image from the FV bumper sticker.

“In addition to the Slurpee and Big Gulp cups, there will be three points of focus in the store.

1.) Seven Select (7-11 brand) candy ( gummi’s ) & Bakery will be focused on Yoville

2.) Seven Select Chips/snacks/hot foods will be focused around Mafia Wars

3.) Slurpees/Big Gulps will be centered around Farmville
Slurpee cups:
32oz Plastic – all games – 5/17
22oz Paper – all games – 5/10

Big Gulp cups:
44oz Super BG – all games – 5/17
32oz Big Gulp – all games – 5/10

additionally, They offer these as collectible items:

24oz Seven Select 24oz Orange Yoville bottle – 5/17
1 liter Farmville Purified water – 5/17
1 pint of Farmville Vanilla ice cream – 5/17

*The dates signify when they will be available to be displayed.”

What do you think about this?

CNN Video Interview with Zynga CEO, Mark Pincus

Tue ,09/03/2010

The CEO of Zynga Games, Mark Pincus, did  a video interview with CNN reporter Pauline Chiou.

Mr. Pincus, the Zynga god himself,  says the large number of Zynga players is due to the appealing nature of the games themselves, that he describes as,

“Short form, easily accessible, and social. Everyone needs five minutes of fun”.

Zynga games such as FarmVille, Mafia Wars, Cafe World and FishVille all have similar competitors. However, the Zynga games have the upper edge when compared to their non-Zynga counterparts. Why is it that Zynga games seem to be more successful than competitors?  He credits a team effort with the success of his franchise games and the investment and commitment of providing new content that keep players happy.  FarmVille alone updates and adds new content at least two times per week, always bringing something new and interesting for its virtual farmers.

When asked, “When is the IPO!? When will Zynga go public?”,  he responds with:

“We are a young company at only three years old. It’s amazing that people are asking us when we are going to go public…it’s flattering,”

There is no set date or time frame when Zynga will go public.

To watch the interview, please see CNN video below:

(Source: http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/tech/2010/03/04/chiou.intv.pincus.farmville2.cnn)

More Details on FarmVille & Mafia Wars Hot Rod Seeder & Hot Rod Harvester

Thu ,25/02/2010

In combination with Mafia Wars, FarmVille has released the Hot Rod Seeder and the Hot Rod Harvester.

These new Hot rods will work in the same way their sibling the Hot Rod Tractor did. You can unlock immediately by purchasing with farm cash OR you can fulfill the Mafia Wars requirements and be able to purchase with 45,000 coins in the FarmVille Market once it you’ve fulfilled the necessary levels.

Please read details on the requirements below.

Hot Rod Seeder  Requirements:

  • Need to be Level 12 Farmer or higher in FarmVille to unlock.
  • Need to be Level 15  or higher in Mafia Wars to unlock AND must gain plus 5 levels in Mafia Wars regardless of your current level.
  • Purchase for 55 FV$ or with required Level 15 (and plus 5 levels) in Mafia Wars and 45,000 coins.
  • Hot Rod Seeder plants up to 9 plots at a time.
  • After fulfilling requirements it may take up to 30 minutes for you to see it become available in the market.

Hot Rod Harvester Requirements:

  • Need to be Level 12 farmer in FarmVille.
  • Must be level 18 or higher in Mafia Wars.
  • Need to travel to Bangkok in Mafia Wars.
  • Can purchase with 55 FV$ or with 45,000 coins and Mafia Wars requirements.
  • Hot Rod Harvester harvests up to 9 plots at a time.
  • After fulfilling requirements it may take up to 30 minutes for you to see it become available in the market.

FarmVille Hot Rod Seeder & Hot Rod Harvester!

Wed ,24/02/2010

Like its sibling the Hot Rod Tractor, there are two new Hot Rods in FarmVille, the Hot Rod Seeder and the Hot Rod Harvester!

Both the Hot Rod Seeder and the Hot Rod Harvester are able to seed or harvest 9 plots at a time.

To gain access to these new FarmVille Hot Rod vehicles, you will have to be the required level in Mafia Wars and FarmVille. It will require you to be an additional plus 5 levels from when you purchased the Hot Rod Tractor or in other words be at least a Level 15 in Mafia Wars.

Please remember, not all farmers have access to these new Hot Rods, but will in the future.

Here is a sneak peek at the new Hot Rods:

FarmVille Mafia Wars Hot Rod Seeder - Cost: 45,000 Coins

FarmVille Mafia Wars Hot Rod Seeder - Cost: 55 FarmVill Cash

FarmVille Mafia Wars Hot Rod Harvester - Cost: 45,000 Coins

FarmVille Mafia Wars Hot Rod Harvester - Cost: 55 FarmVille Cash

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