Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

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

See also

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 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.

To be among the first to receive News from the Louisville News Examiner, please hit subscribe just under the media on the top left of your screen. It's anonymous and completely free.

If you need to contact the Louisville News Examiner send her an email to



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!