Café World

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Café World
Cafe World Logo.png
Developer(s) Zynga
Platform(s) Facebook
Genre(s) Social simulation game
Mode(s) multiplayer

Café World is a multiplayer restaurant simulation social network game created by Zynga and launched in September 2009. It quickly became the fastest growing social game ever reaching 8 million users in 7 days[1] and peaked at over 10 million daily active users which made it Zynga's third largest game[2] after FarmVille and CityVille. Available on Facebook, players strive to become a master chef and build a food empire by completing catering orders.

In celebration of the one-year anniversary, players were challenged to complete a “One Year Anniversary Party” order with five new cookbook recipes. Players who successfully completed the order were entered for a chance to win a trip for two to New York City.[3]

Following the Japan earthquake in March 2011, Zynga re-released several Japanese-themed decorations to Café World in order to benefit Japan's Save the Children Earthquake Emergency Fund.[4]

To celebrate the two-year anniversary, players were challenged to complete a goal series to prepare a feast for British Royals. Players who successfully completed the goal series were entered for a chance to win a trip to Britain.[5]

Currently, the game attracts approximately 2.6 million monthly active users.[6] It is a freemium game, meaning there is no cost to play, but players have the option of purchasing premium content.

Zynga announced on 5/23/14 that it would be closing the game on 7/22/14.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://venturebeat.com/2009/10/15/the-making-of-zyngas-cafe-world-the-fastest-growing-social-game-in-history/
  2. ^ http://www.tsanalysis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Zynga-IPO-and-Social-Gaming-Landscape.pdf
  3. ^ Joe Osborne, Café World's 1 Year Anniversary Catering Order: Everything you need to know, Games.com, 24 September 2010.
  4. ^ Joe Osborne, Want to help Japan? Play Zynga Facebook games (and buy something), Games.com, 14 March 2011.
  5. ^ Brandy Shaul, Café World 2 Year Anniversary Winston's Royals Goals: Everything you need to know, Games.com, 15 September 2011.
  6. ^ Café World by Zynga – Facebook application metrics, AppData, Retrieved 01 September 2012.

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