news\ Jan 15, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Big Viking Games, original developer of YoVille, in talks to buy game back from Zynga


Earlier today I wrote a small piece regarding YoVille, its tragic end looming ever so close, and its dedicated fanbase that hopes to save the game. After Zynga sent an email to all of YoVille's users, stating that the game will be shutting down in March, and that they will be given credit to one of three of Zynga's other games, the fans were outraged. Their beloved virtual world was getting stripped out of existence, and they weren't having it.

Luckily, the original developer behind YoVille, Big Viking Games have been listening. Earlier today, they posted a Facebook status giving its fans a glimmer of hope.

Dear YoVille Fans:
We at Big Viking Games have been in touch with Zynga, and hope to be able to provide an update soon. They are looking at the possibility of our offer to buy back YoVille, and we appreciate all the amazing and touching stories and comments you've shared with us. 

The YoVille community has done an amazing job of reaching out to the press and sharing your story with them about how much this means to you all. We really appreciate all the support you've shown us, and the stories and amazing videos (crystalgem01 & bliss1!) you've put together to encourage us. 

Also, thank you for all the "Likes" on Big Viking Games, and also supporting and checking out and leaving comments on our other Facebook games (FishWorld & Tiny Kingdoms)!

Please hang tight and we'll do our best to update everyone when we have more information!

Thank you again from all of us at Big Viking Games!

While this doesn't mean that the game is saved, at least fans can rest easy knowing that it's not going down without a fight. We've reached out to Big Viking Games to see if they can perhaps shed some more light on the matter, and perhaps let their fans rest easy, knowing that their virtual second home will be saved.

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