Last night I received literally 100 emails from users about Farm Town, the game which has continued to surge in traffic over the past month. While the application was only down for about three hours, we literally received upwards of 100 comments on a previous post we made about Farm Town traffic exploding. The game is extremely addictive which makes it understandable why so many users would be up in arms over the application going down.
What’s not as clear is how Farm Town continues to experience tremendous growth. Over the past month I’ve continued to received messages from Farm Town users inviting me to join them. While that typically wouldn’t be that strange, it’s a bit weird since all of the messages are practically identical. Each one starts with the subject “Would you be my neighbour in Farm Town?” I haven’t spent the time to figure out how these messages are generated yet but they’ve clearly been effective at driving growth of the application.
I actually spent a week playing Farm Town in order to purchase one of the virtual houses that you can place on your farm but eventually decided that the game probably wasn’t the best use of my time. Farm Town continues to grow as one of the most popular games on the platform and we’d only expect that to continue with such an avid fan base. Now that the application is back up, users can continue to waste time while playing the game.
Are you a avid Farm Town fanatic?