Zynga to close Cafe World and CoasterVille on July 22

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By Brandy Shaul Comment

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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.

Over time, these games have fallen to relatively low user numbers. According to our app tracking service AppData, Cafe World has just 535,000 gamers still playing each month (MAU), while CoasterVille has just over 1 million. That’s low for Zynga standards, as FarmVille 2, for instance, has over 23 million MAU.

The closure announcements are available as players try to access each game. There, players are encouraged to enter an email address for a free player loyalty “thank you” package in one of three games: FarmVille 2 on Facebook, Puzzle Charms on Facebook, or CastleVille Legends on mobile.

Players with premium currency in either game will need to spend their money before the games shut down, as no refunds or currency transfers are being offered.