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YoVille closure: Big Viking Games reaches out to Zynga to buy troubled game

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It's been four days since Zynga announced the closure date for YoVille; one of its longest running games, and players are still reeling. However, there is a small glimmer of hope because according to a post made by Big Viking Games on Facebook on Jan. 13, the company, which once owned YoVille, has reached out to Zynga to purchase the game.

Big Viking Games posted a status on Facebook thanking YoVille players for their support, and announcing that they have contacted Zynga about purchasing the game, which is scheduled for deletion by Zynga on March 31.

At the time of this publication there is no word on if Zynga is entertaining the idea of selling YoVille, or if they plan to move forward with sunsetting the game.

The emotion of the closure is evident in a video shared on YouTube by a longtime player. In the tear-filled video the user known only as “BLISS” shares her thoughts and feelings about the end of YoVille. At one point the teary-eyed “YoVillian” likens the end of the game to Zynga killing off her entire family.

Players have also started a petition on Moveon.org vowing to stop playing all Zynga games if the company doesn't choose selling the game over ending it. To date the petition has gathered more than 6,900 signatures.

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