FrontierVille, Zynga’s Next Big Game Spotted in the Wild West

Mon, Apr 12, 2010

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Zynga’s next big release? A Wild West themed Facebook game called FrontierVille.

We’ve speculated about Zynga launching a frontier-themed game for some time now, and Micheal Arrington over at TechCrunch says he discovered screenshots of the game after logging into a Developer Test Account on Facebook:

The game description? Click and then keep clicking. Ok, not really. It’s “Howdy Pardner! Let’s explore a new life on the frontier. You gotta chop trees to construct buildings, clear land to raise livestock, plant crops, and raise a family. The untamed wilderness is hazardous, but your fellow pioneers are there to help.”

Milestones include things like “learned the ropes,” “just broke ground for a new homestead!,” and “just finished building a General Store in FrontierVille.”

In December, we discovered that Zynga trademarked the name FrontierVille, along with several other ‘Frontier’ related names.

As for a game set in the Wild West — we say — why not? It’s one of the few unexplored themes in Facebook games — we just hope that we won’t die of dysentery while waiting for the chance to test our virtual pioneering skills.

This article was originally published on Games.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/fbindie Facebook Indie Games

    I don't think FrontierVille will be a big hit. It's too much new territory, and I don't think death by dysentery, prostitution and gold rushes is a good fit for Facebook games: http://fbindie.posterous.com/frontierville-good

  • http://www.friskymongoose.com/ Kate Hancock

    Have you ever heard of a little game called The Oregon Trail? I think
    FrontierVille has enormous potential – it all depends on how Zynga decides
    to do it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carobalkon Caroline Balkon

    its already Friday what are they planning…I don't think they are planning anything if they are thinking different source or something I suggestion they make online game so not on FB no more having deal with FB but then if want to deal with stats having game number one maybe they should just have it so flash based and log-in based twitter, Face-Book, MSN and among others to just get in that would make sense? that probably take another month. but they been doing this for 2009?

  • http://www.friskymongoose.com/ Kate Hancock

    Who knows what they have up their sleeves. We'll definitely keep our eyes
    peeled and let you know as soon as more information is revealed.


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