Incredibly popular Facebook game FarmVille has today been released as a free iPad app, following on from the game’s successful iPhone launch, creating a genuinely cross-platform gaming experience, with existing players being able to tend to their farms on the web, the iPhone and now the iPad, and new players being able to create their own farms.
FarmVille on iPad features custom graphics specifically designed for the larger screen, and as with FarmVille on the iPhone, players can interact with their farms in new ways via the touch screen, by swiping and double-tapping to zoom in and out to view your farm, harvest crops or drive tractors. Players will also receive push alerts to keep them informed about the status of their crops. Here’s Steven Chaing, president of studios, Zynga, talking about the new iPad version of the game:
Would-be HD farmers can download the FarmVille for iPad free app here.“We want to reach people wherever they want to play the games they love, and deliver the most fun and social experience on every platform.The iPad is a spectacular gaming device, and the new FarmVille app leverages its larger touch screen interface and enhanced graphics. FarmVille on the iPhone was an instant hit and now we are giving people another Apple device to play on.”