Zynga brings FarmVille to Windows Live Messenger and MSN Games

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – 75 million unique users simply isn't enough, as far as Zynga's concerned! Using the power of Facebook Connect, Zynga -- the developer of FarmVille, Cafe World, Mafia Wars and others -- is bringing FarmVille to Windows Live Messenger and MSN Games. Back in November 2009 Zynga announced that over 100 million unique users were visiting their site and playing their games. I know it was 'only' two months ago, but considering the astronomic growth of FarmVille -- from launch to 75 million in just six months -- and the continued dominance of Facebook, it's a safe bet that Zynga now wields much more than 100 million unique users. And they're about to get a lot more too! I don't know if this has anything to do with Microsoft's substantial investment in Facebook, or whether Zynga brokered the deal, but I'm sure we'll find out soon. This news means that Zynga, and no doubt a slew of other Facebook Application developers, are now entertaining the idea of apps outside the 'safety net' of Facebook. It means you will begin to see Facebook apps on sites like Newgrounds or MiniClip. No one's quite sure how FarmVille will integrate with MSN Messenger yet, but I doubt the MSN Games deal will bring that many new users -- at the time of writing, only 200,000 people are online on the MSN Games website (and FarmVille is already available to play on MSN Games, go have a look!) We'll be sure to cover any developments. Incidentally, FarmVille on MSN Games seems to require Firefox or IE7+ ... no mention of any other browsers... [via Social Times] Share tweetmeme_url = 'http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/02/04/zynga-brings-farmville-to-windows-live-messenger-and-msn-games'; tweetmeme_source='DownloadSquad'; tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Zynga brings FarmVille to Windows Live Messenger and MSN Games originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 04 Feb 2010 15:35:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)