Zynga, the developer of Farmville, announced it will close the game 11 years after its initial launch in 2009.
In a statement, Zynga said Facebook will stop supporting Flash games on the platform after December 31.
“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. For that we say thank you,” the American game developer said.
In-app purchases will be available until November 17. After the said period, FarmVille will no longer accept in-app payments and refunds.
“Farmville will, however, continue to be playable until December 31st, 2020, at which point it will be shut down completely,” it added.
Zynga also advised users to use their remaining credits before December 31.
Farmville thanked its players and supporters. “Thank you is a small word but when fertilized with love and beautiful memories, it means the world to us. So here’s a great BIG THANK YOU for farming with us through it all,” it wrote.
The gameplay of Farmville features a simulation of farmland management which includes plowing land, planting and growing trees, harvesting different kinds of crops, and raising livestock.
Farmville became the most popular game on Facebook with active users reaching as much as 83.76 million per month, according to a report by TalkEsport.