EA Announces Closure of Plants vs Zombies Adventures on Facebook

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Electronic Arts has revealed its plans to shutter PopCap Games’ Plants vs. Zombies Adventures on Facebook. The game was released in 2013, and sees players defending a base from the undead. It features famous franchise plants like Sunflowers and Wall-Nuts, as well as new zombies and plants, like the Beet, which causes large amounts of melee damage to enemies.

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Zynga to close Cafe World and CoasterVille on July 22

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Just days after announcing the upcoming closure of its hidden object game Hidden Chronicles, game developer Zynga has announced the closure of two additional games: Cafe World and CoasterVille. Cafe World, the developer’s first restaurant simulation game, has been around since 2009, where it rocketed to popularity, gaining over 8.6 million players in a week.

Meanwhile, CoasterVille was released in late 2012, and allows users to build their own amusement parks, complete with customizable roller coasters, bathrooms and decorations for guest amusement. Both games will bid farewell to Facebook on July 22, 2014.

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Zynga announces closure of Hidden Chronicles on Facebook

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As part of Zynga’s shifting focus from Facebook to mobile development, the developer / publisher has announced the upcoming closure of another Facebook title, Hidden Chronicles. First launched in January 2012, Hidden Chronicles asks players to solve the mystery of their uncle’s disappearance by completing dozens of hidden object scenes and repairing the family mansion.

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Zynga reverses decision to close YoVille on March 31

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Zynga announced the closure of its life simulation game YoVille in January 2014, triggering an instant reaction from players, who begged Zynga to reconsider its decision. When closure announcements are made, they’re traditionally final. However, Zynga has listened to its fans, and has reversed its decision to close the game on March 31, as was originally planned.

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Candy Crush Saga developer King files for IPO

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Candy Crush Saga developer King has filed for its IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing some staggering usage figures in the process. For the month of December 2013 alone, King saw 1.2 billion daily game plays across its catalog of titles, including Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, and other games in the “Saga” franchise.

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Insomniac Games shutters Outernauts on Facebook

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Insomniac Games has announced the closure of Outernauts on Facebook, and a progression of the franchise to other devices. The game saw players exploring planets in outer space, and had just 114,000 monthly active users (MAU) on January 31, its last day of operation. According to our app tracking service AppData, Outernauts had actually gained users in recent weeks, starting the year with 87,000 MAU.

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Zynga announces YoVille’s closure on Facebook, but its players aren’t letting go

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Mobile and social game developer Zynga has announced the closure of YoVille, one of the longest running Facebook games on the platform. The life simulation and home decoration game has just 354,000 monthly active users (MAU) as of this writing, according to our app tracking service AppData. The app peaked in 2009 at nearly 19.9 million MAU, but has been on a fairly steady decline ever since.

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Disney confirms closure of Blackwood & Bell Mysteries on Facebook

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Image via Disney / Playdom

Disney / Playdom’s Blackwood & Bell Mysteries is coming to a close on Facebook. Players logging into the hidden object game will receive a closure notification the next time they login, alerting them of the closure date of October 20.

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EA announces closure of Play4Free RTS BattleForge

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Image via Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts has announced the closure of its “Play4Free” real-time-strategy game (RTS) BattleForge. The game was first launched in 2009, and allowed players to fight against a variety of evil monsters using an army that they assemble themselves via the collection of cards.

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Warner Bros. releases ‘Getaway: Race to Glory’ game ahead of film’s theatrical release

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Warner Bros. has announced the launch of its newest browser game, in celebration of the upcoming release of the Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez film Getaway. The driving game “Getaway: Race to Glory” is now available to play in browsers, and gives players the chance to put their driving skills to the test across a variety of missions.

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