This past week Zynga, a social gaming powerhouse, debuted a brand new game called CityVille on the Facebook platform, this game was pretty highly anticipated and hyped, so it is no surprised that it made for its biggest game launch so far. In the first 24 hours of CityVille going live, they clocked in 290,000 players! In addition, they also had 2.7 million homes built as well as 5 million sections of road laid. Zynga’s previous biggest game launch was that of Frontierville back in June 2010 which had 116,000 players in the first 24 hours.

Players in CityVille build up their city by creating homes, businesses, growing their population and completing in game tasks to advance. In order to supply their businesses they must grow supplies and harvest them and put them into their stores, which in turn sell for coins and give them in game money to buy other items that are needed. The growing and harvesting is obviously a gimmick taken out of the most popular game to date, Farmville.

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