trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

Zynga Shuts Down Multiple Games After Disappointing 2012

/ Jan 3rd, 2013 No Comments

Zynga

Zynga

It seems as though social media gaming giant Zynga is looking to clean house after a very disappointing 2012. The past year was not kind to the social game developer, which has previously seen monumental success with several titles like Farmville gaining millions of players worldwide.

Despite 2012’s release of the highly anticipated Farmville 2, Zynga’s stock prices have reached one of the lowest points in recent years. This has led to a company-wide shakeup that included employee layoffs and office closures. In an attempt to pick themselves back up and bounce back from their rut, Zynga has already begun cancelling several of their games.

[adsense250itp]The following is a list of the eleven total Zynga games that have been axed. The names are instantly recognizable by Facebook users but are reportedly Zynga’s least profitable games.

Petville – cancelled Dec. 30, 2012

Mafia Wars 2 – cancelled Dec. 30, 2012

Fishville – cancelled Dec. 5, 2012

Vampire Wars – cancelled Dec. 5, 2012

Treasure Isle – cancelled Dec. 5, 2012

Indiana Jones Adventure World – cancelled Jan. 14, 2013 and now closed to new players

Mafia Wars: Shakedown – removed from app stores

Forestville – removed from app stores

Mafia Wars 2 was shut down by Zynga.

Mafia Wars 2 was shut down by Zynga.

Montopia – cancelled Dec. 21, 2012

Mojitomo – removed from app stores

Word Scramble Challenge – removed from app stores

Some titles such as Petville and Mafia Wars 2 come as a big surprise due to their popularity. Yet, the idea of cancelling so many games does make sense. Facebook has seen an overabundance of “-ville” games since the overwhelming success of Farmville. Hopefully, Zynga will be focusing their attention on quality rather than quantity in 2013.

Unfortunately, even Zynga’s less profitable titles still act as amusing time-wasters for millions of people worldwide and many players will soon be losing the games they have spent so much time on. It’s a shame anytime something like this happens, but sometimes sacrifices must be made in order to open the doors to bigger things. We wish Zynga all the best for the rest of 2013 and can’t wait to see what they have planned.

Travis Shuman

Travis Shuman

Contributor at Gaming Illustrated
Travis is a contributor to Gaming Illustrated.
Travis Shuman
Travis Shuman

Latest posts by Travis Shuman (see all)

tags: , , , ,

Related Posts

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Yakuza 6 Western Release Date Announced

Aug 18th, 2017No Comments

We Happy Few

We Happy Few Release Date, Publisher Announced

Aug 17th, 2017No Comments

Agents of Mayhem Preview

New Releases: Week of 8/13/17

Aug 13th, 2017No Comments

For Honor

Play For Honor For Free This Weekend

Aug 10th, 2017No Comments

Top Articles

Sundered Review: Virtual Insanity Aug 21st, 2017 at 12:00

What’s in Your Box: Chilli Dog Mania Aug 19th, 2017 at 11:00

Yakuza 6 Western Release Date Announced Aug 18th, 2017 at 8:25

We Happy Few Release Date, Publisher Announced Aug 17th, 2017 at 11:30

Death Squared Review: Quality Insurance Aug 15th, 2017 at 10:00

Pokémon GO Legendaries: Now What? Aug 14th, 2017 at 10:30

New Releases: Week of 8/13/17 Aug 13th, 2017 at 1:32

What’s in Your Box: Ink My Wagon Aug 12th, 2017 at 10:30

Play For Honor For Free This Weekend Aug 10th, 2017 at 8:12

Miitopia Review: An Adventure with Friends Aug 9th, 2017 at 12:00

Sundered Review: Virtual Insanity Aug 21st, 2017 at 12:00

Death Squared Review: Quality Insurance Aug 15th, 2017 at 10:00

Miitopia Review: An Adventure with Friends Aug 9th, 2017 at 12:00

Valkyria Revolution Review: Passive Aggression Aug 4th, 2017 at 10:00

Tumbleseed Review: Roll-like Jul 25th, 2017 at 10:00

The Surge Review: Souls of Scrap Jun 27th, 2017 at 11:00

NBA Playgrounds Review: Jam Session Jun 8th, 2017 at 8:00

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump Review Jun 5th, 2017 at 9:42

Puyo Puyo Tetris Review: New Tricks May 23rd, 2017 at 9:00

Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop Review: Just Desserts May 22nd, 2017 at 10:29

bestjett buyeww 2581824711 link


besttrew buyhfgh 2581824711 link


bestavbe buydfgss 2581824711 link


bestjett buyeww 359741047 link


besttrew buyhfgh 359741047 link


bestavbe buydfgss 359741047 link


bestjett buyeww 8497544886 link


besttrew buyhfgh 8497544886 link


bestavbe buydfgss 8497544886 link


bestjett buyeww 2320366485 link


besttrew buyhfgh 2320366485 link


bestavbe buydfgss 2320366485 link


bestjett buyeww 8530538245 link


besttrew buyhfgh 8530538245 link


bestavbe buydfgss 8530538245 link