Facebook Credits Now the First Payment Option in Zynga’s FarmVille Game

The number of big social applications that use Facebook’s virtual currency, Credits, continues to rise. The latest is Zynga’s smash hit farming game, FarmVille, the largest application on Facebook with nearly 84 million users a month.

The integration is pretty straightforward, as you can see from the screenshot below. Credits is shown as the first of several payment options — others include direct credit card payments, PayPal, and a variety of other payment services, including prepaid cards and offers.

Zynga has previously been running Credits in some of its smaller Facebook apps, like role-playing game Pirates: Rule the Caribbean. Credits is now also appearing on some of its other big applications, like pet-caring title PetVille. However, it’s not on others, including Café World.

> Continue reading on Inside Facebook.

Social Media 101

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Get hands-on social media training for beginners! Starting November 10, hear from our expert speakers on the  best practices for getting set up on the major social media platforms, how to create meaningful content, and engage with your audience across sites. Register now!

 

Leave a Reply

One Response to “Facebook Credits Now the First Payment Option in Zynga’s FarmVille Game”

  1. John Mazo says:

    Wow, 30%? It is way higher than other services. I think it is fair that Facebook takes a share of the revenue, since they are prodiving the platform. But an attend to monopolized the transactions made on the platform will be very risky if they want to continue been a “beacon” for independent developers.

    Regards

Get the latest news in your inbox
interested in advertising with inside social games?

Social Media Jobs
of the Day

Social Media Manager

Joe Fresh
New York, NY

Weekend Editor and Social Media Manager

Cinema Blend LLC
Telecommute, OR

Social Media Manager

The Culinary Institute of America
Poughkeepsie, NY

Web and Social Media Manager

Health Resources in Action, Inc.
Boston, MA

Online Social Media Manager

WellPoint
Chicago, IL

Featured Company

Join leading companies like this one and recruit from the nation's top media job seekers on the Mediabistro Job Board. Every job post comes with our satisfaction guarantee. Learn More
 

Our Sponsors

Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2014 Mediabistro Inc. call (212) 389-2000 or email us