Facebook and game company Zynga have had a special relationship over the years that gave Zynga special access to Facebook users. Readers may recognize this relationship in its most ostentatious form: Constant FarmVille requests and updates from friends. That special relationship is coming to an end, as Facebook alters the deal. Zynga should pray they don't alter it any further.
A former employee of Zynga, creator of the extremely popular Facebook game FarmVille, has spoken out against the company, claiming the company's motto is "Do evil," a parody of Google's "Don't be evil" motto.
It seems that after months of tense negotiating and drawn ultimatums, Zynga may be removing itself from Facebook in order to run on its own service, Zynga Live.
According to Techcrunch, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus announced to employees
that Zynga was going to launch a social game network called Zynga Live. The Zynga Live initiative was a social gaming network. Facebook and Zynga has been negotiating on Facebook Credits and the talks turned for the worst. In the negotiation process, Facebook shut off Zynga’s feeds and threatened to shut down games. Zynga in the process threatened to completely leave Facebook and prepared to do so in the previous upcoming weeks.
All a part of the Great Facebook Deactivation wave of 2010?