Zynga has made good on its promises to shut down several games -- killing PetVille, FishVille, Montopia, Vampire Wars, Indiana Jones Adventure World and more -- in an effort to save money and focus resources on more popular games.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter , the company was informing users of the discontinued games via messages on Facebook, where many Zynga users play their games.
"Thank you for supporting PetVille and for being a loyal player! We’re sorry to inform you that PetVille will be shutting down on December 30, 2012,” read a message at PetVille’s Facebook page .
“We appreciate your participation in PetVille as it helped make the game a fun place to meet and war with friends. As a loyal PetVille player, you are eligible for a one-time, complimentary bonus package in one of either Castleville, or Chefville, or Farmville 2, or Mafia Wars or Yoville," the message stated.
Zynga said in October it would close a Boston studio, discontinue some games and lay off about five percent of its staff. Shares of Zynga have fallen 83 percent in the past nine months.