Friday, October 2, 2009

An idea can change everything

Face book with its new farming game is rocking the chart lists. A wonderful idea to keep people online. With the privilege, that each one can get back with their own convenience. The age old concept of trying to take people back to farming and helping them leave the city life is another lovely idea. Each and every aspect that has been designed has been so carefully thought and clearly coded. Zynga which has been the backbone for this game has announced its greater success after the launch of FarmVillie on June 19th 2009. Data shows that it has been adding 1 million new users every week and at any given time there are almost 11 million users who are online.

Now I have nothing more to say than just wowwwwwww…..
I knew this game for a long time. I was not an active visitor on face book before I started playing this game. I heard about farmvilli from every one. Whoso ever I talk, tell me about this application. Suggest that I should give it a try. Initially I thought it’s just a game, and I wondered how people are spending so many hours just for that game. It really surprised me. The most interesting thing that once happened to me was when I saw my friend get up early in the morning at 5’o clock to harvest his strawberry farms. I was surprised. a person who never even bothered to get up so early whatsoever. Got up just to harvest his crop… wofff….

And then I thought I should give it a try. Finally I started Farming and I don’t know how/why/what… I started liking it.

I appreciate all the effort that went into the designing. The credit goes to Mark Skaggs and his team. I admit it has definitely broken every expected rule or social gaming. The idea itself is amazing. Who thinks about taking us back to farming at this time. Definitely no one. And every minute aspect of helping your neighbours. Calculating what you have to harvest to get benefits. Prioritizing what you want in your farm. Everything is awesome…

I'm loving it!!!