The game YoVille has been renamed to YoWorld and has been acquired by Big Viking Games from Zynga. Instead of shutting down the game, Zynga decided to sell off the game.
If you enjoy playing the game, you may be happy to hear that your game history and profile details will remain intact to its new owners as of May 11th.
YoVille players are advised to delete their accounts by May 9th if they do not want to transfer their game data to Big Viking Games. Big Viking Games was co-founded by the original creator of YoVille so the game acquisition is a sentimental one.