Time Wasters Galore
Article on phenomen of flash games and their availability on the web.
All over the world, people are constantly looking for ways to help them enjoy their free time. With over 900 million active users, it is no surprise that Facebook is doing everything they can to provide stimulating and fun distractions. Users all over the world are having fun with these games, whether it be by themselves or with a group of friends and strangers. There are games and apps of every type and size that Facebook users can dive right into, and here we will talk about a few of the most popular flash games on that list.
Farmville is arguably one of the first of these Facebook time wasters to really break out. This game gives players the opportunity to build and create their own virtual farms, while still networking with all of their Facebook friends. Farmville users can share materials with each other to help one another build barns and repair fences and generally work to ensure that their farms are productive and as big as possible. The game was created in 2009 by Zynga, and still retains its popularity today.
Another very popular Facebook flash game is Texas Hold’em. It’s no surprise, since the game is just as fast paced as its real world counterpart, but doesn’t come with the worry of breaking your wallet. There are plenty of opportunities in Texas Hold’em for Facebook users to meet with friends and strangers, and try to take the virtual pot out from under them. Game play is accurate and easy to keep up with, and it is a lot of fun, even when you do not win.
Cafe World is a flash game where a player can get together with their friends, and do their best to run a restaurant. Cafe World combines the upgrade and sharing opportunities of a game like Farmville with the character care and upkeep of something like Sim City. The goal of the game is to become a master chef, but to do that, you have to be willing to spend the time on the game. But that’s the point, isn’t it?
Yoville is another popular flash game on Facebook, which has a lot in common with Sim City. Yoville users are able to create their own unique characters and use them to interact with the gaming world. Yoville users can play with their Facebook friends, decorate their own virtual homes, and even adopt their own virtual pets. Of course, in order to keep to the lifestyle your virtual character has become accustomed to, they will have to get a job, probably in a factory. As far as 2D games go, Yoville is colorful and rich, and offers a fun and memorable playing experience that is sure to burn away all of your pesky free time.
With over 28 million users, Happy Aquarium definitely deserves to be on this Facebook games list. This is a simulation game which allows users to buy or adopt fish. Then, they have to work to keep their fishes alive. Feeding the fish and cleaning the tank seems simple, but in Happy Aquarium players also have to deal with breeding their fish and upgrading their fish’s tank. Players get to raise their fish to adulthood, and then decide whether they want to sell their fish so they can buy more, or let their adult fish out into the ocean.
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