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Aug 252012


1 The Rant
2 How to Block Cafe World
3 Ten Restaurant games that would love to have you.
4 Show your support with PicBadges

The Rant

Oh yes, I am definitely bitter. If you accuse me of it, I won’t deny it.

Just in case you haven’t gotten the memo, The Cafe World team at Zynga recently made changes to their gifting system which prevents helper websites such as this blog from working. I’m so very disappointed, as you probably are too if you used this or other helper websites to assist you with your goals.

I feel that this is probably the last nail in Cafe World’s coffin. And they nailed it there themselves. They will definitely lose players over this, and I know for a fact that some of them are paying customers.  I was one.  I bought the Unspoil Genie way back  when you could only buy it for $50 in Cafe Cash, and I’ve bought CC on occasion to help finish up  Multi-Stage Begfests, and to test some of their weirder features. I know there are others like me.

The game has seen steadily decreasing numbers, in terms of active users, for quite some time now. At the height of its popularity, CW boasted 30.5 million monthly active users (MAU). Now before I tell you where they are now, I want to say that Zynga has closed games when they dipped below 2 million MAU, such Dragon Wars and Roller Coaster Kingdom. According to AppData, a website that keeps track of the popularity of Social Games, Cafe World is currently at 2.6 million.  Let that sink in a bit. Continue reading »

Aug 202012

This is an opinion piece written by my husband, whose adventures in Cityville have left him with an interesting opinion of Zynga. Hope you enjoy.


Zynga, our relationship is… complex. Continue reading »

Oct 062011

This article was guest-written by A. Zinger. To find out how you can write for The Facegamer, please follow this link.

As expected, the grand release of your cafe’s newest toy- The Dishmaster, was presented with little fanfare and even less warning. I have to say it. They caught me with my guard down. Allowing cooks to build as many lightning stoves as they wanted had lured me into a false sense of peace, and dare I admit, BOREDOM! Picture it, a cook without a goal? Unthinkable in Cafe World!
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