Treasure Isle And FishVille Are The First Zynga Games To Die

Last month Zynga revealed that 13 of its lesser-performing Facebook games would be closed in order to make the social side of the company less of a massive disappointment. Yesterday players of FishVille and Treasure Isle were informed that those games would be closing up shop on December 5. 

What, there was a FishVille? Not only was there a FishVille, Zynga refers to people playing the game as Fishvillers, wish isn't something I could see myself ever wanting to be called. 

Players of both games are eligible for a bonus package if they move to one of Zynga's less dead-in-the-water titles. 

Greetings Fishvillers, Thank you for supporting FishVille and for being a loyal player! We're sorry to inform you that FishVille will be shutting down on December 5, 2012. In place of FishVille, we encourage you to play other Zynga games like Castleville, Chefville, Farmville 2, Mafia Wars and Yoville.  We appreciate your participation in FishVille as it helped make the game a fun place to meet with friends. As a loyal FishVille player, you are eligible for a one-time, complimentary bonus package in one of either Castleville, or Chefville, or Farmville 2, or Mafia Wars or Yoville. You can start the process by clicking the Redeem button in game when you log in. Please note that this offer will be valid only until December 5, 2012.

Thank you for your time in FishVille. We look forward to seeing you again in other Zynga games.

Sincerely, The FishVille Team


    I'm not entirely surprised. Take a person, place or thing, and Zynga will make a 'ville' version of it.

    Played it when it was new. It was a complete copy of Happy Aquarium, which itself was a terrible game.

      Eat it jake, fishville and happy aquarium were both great games for their respective time and place. What? Are you going to tell me that pong is still fun? Last time I played doom, I had a migraine for three days from the 2' inch pixels. Bottom line, not all so-called games have to be critical successes to bring entertainment to people. In fact, not to stand up for zynga, but fishville most likely was played by more people (millions) across the world compared to the total cumulative of all games that you haver ever played.

    Fishville... dead-in-the-water. I see what you did there. Personally, I'm still waiting for Zynga's E-ville.

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