These Entrepreneurs Think Farmville Could Inspire The Future Of Urban Gardening

What if the concepts of Farmville could help spur innovation with urban agriculture?

It’s been more than a decade since Zynga’s hit social network game prompted millions to plow, plant and produce their own digital farms. However, a group of entrepreneurs thinks some of the same concept might help solve issues of food insecurity: Instead of pixelated crops, they’re focused on real-life hydroponics.

As a part of the Forbes Under 30 Agtech+ Hackathon this past weekend, a group of Forbes Under 30 alumni from around the world split into teams to develop new ways to improve the future of food and agriculture in Indiana. One team came up with a concept that would both raise awareness about the opportunities and challenges of urban agriculture while also creating a way for people to make money and feed their neighbors.

The concept, Jungl, would use social media and gamification to get young

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‘FarmVille’ Is Shutting Down On Facebook After 11 Years

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  • Zynga is shutting down “FarmVille” on Dec. 31, the same date Facebook stops supporting Flash games
  • The game developer is working on “fun in-game activities” for fans before “FarmVille” ends
  • “FarmVille” once reached 73 million monthly active users

“FarmVille,” one of the first hits in social gaming, is shutting down on Facebook at the end of the year, game developer Zynga announced.

As Adobe will stop distributing and supporting the Flash Player that “FarmVille” uses for its web browser versions on Dec. 31, Facebook will also stop supporting Flash games, a move that the social media giant had announced in July. This also spelled the end of “FarmVille.”

“We’re aware that many of you have been with us since the very beginning, helping to build an incredible global community of players over the years who’ve enjoyed this game just as much as we have,” Zynga said in a

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FarmVille is leaving Facebook after more than a decade of letting players harvest crops and raise livestock with friends



a group of people standing in front of a building: Player avatars from Zynga's FarmVille 2 are seen on a stairway at the entrance to Zynga headquarters in San Francisco, California April 23, 2013. Robert Galbraith/Reuters


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Player avatars from Zynga’s FarmVille 2 are seen on a stairway at the entrance to Zynga headquarters in San Francisco, California April 23, 2013. Robert Galbraith/Reuters

  • Zynga announced Monday that FarmVille is shutting down on Facebook by the end of the year.
  • The news comes after Facebook announced it would stop supporting games that run on Adobe’s Flash Player by December 31.
  • The farm simulation game launched in 2009 and quickly rose in popularity, drawing millions of online players.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

FarmVille is shutting down on Facebook by the end of the year, Zynga announced Monday.

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The company said the move is due to Adobe’s decision to stop distributing and updating its Flash Player software. Facebook announced in June that it in turn would officially end support for Flash games on December 31, at which point FarmVille users

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Zynga’s FarmVille game is leaving Facebook by end of 2020

  • Zynga announced Monday that FarmVille is shutting down on Facebook by the end of the year.
  • The news comes after Facebook announced it would stop supporting games that run on Adobe’s Flash Player by December 31.
  • The farm simulation game launched in 2009 and quickly rose in popularity, drawing millions of online players.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

FarmVille is shutting down on Facebook by the end of the year, Zynga announced Monday.

The company said the move is due to Adobe’s decision to stop distributing and updating its Flash Player software. Facebook announced in June that it in turn would officially end support for Flash games on December 31, at which point FarmVille users will no longer be able to play the game.

“We’re aware that many of you have been with us since the very beginning, helping to build an incredible global community of players over

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