Zynga Releases FarmVille 2, Their First 3-D Online Game

Posted Sep 5, 2012

Zynga’s FarmVille has around 3.2 million daily users.  It is one of Zynga’s most popular online social games and now they are releasing a new version of the game called FarmVille 2.  Just like the first version of the game, FarmVille 2 focuses on you to build a farm and maintain it by harvesting and adding animals.

This is Zynga’s first 3-D game and so the avatars will look a bit more realistic.

“We have made the game 3-D not because we wanted to make it 3-D for 3-D’s sake. We made it 3-D because our goal from the start was to make it feel like you are in this rich world that is alive and that your friends are there with you,” stated FarmVille product manager Wright Bagwell in an interview with ABC News.

The animations and effects of the game have been improved.  One example is that when you put the mouse over wheat crops, they blow in the wind.

The effects and animations in the game have also been improved — when you mouse over your wheat crops they blow in the wind, etc.  You also have the ability to move your crops for animal feed or use them as ingredients in the kitchen and sell them at a roadside stand.

“This is telling the story of how a farm works,” added Bagwell. “In order to sell things, I am going to go to the roadside stand and sell them.” Bagwell said Zynga wanted to create more of a virtual world and a “a real traditional farm story that everyone could relate to.”

Currently there is not a way to transfer your farm from the first game to FarmVille 2.  “We want people to enjoy playing both games. Those people love playing already and we are hoping they will want to play both,” added Bagwell.

The new version of the game will be available on Facebook.com and Zynga.com.