Zynga Launches "FarmVille". Does It Look Familiar?

In the past few days, Zynga, the leading Facebook platform developer, quietly released a new game called “FarmVille”. If you’ve played Farm Town at any point in the past few months then you won’t need any education about how to use Zynga’s version of the game as it’s almost an exact duplicate. The only feature the company needs is the ability to import the game from Farm Town over to FarmVille and they’ll have come up with a great tool to take over the users.

Zynga has been repeatedly accused for stealing game ideas from other developers. The developer behind Mob wars even sued Zynga for copyright infringement back in February, and it appears that the dispute is still unsettled. With one active lawsuit, the company must feel confident in their strategy of copying the most successful games on Facebook. Farm Town, the most recent game to be copied, has grown steadily over the past few months with over 3.7 million daily active users and over 9.5 million monthly active users.