CityVille is available in Indonesian, Turkish; global conquest continues
Zynga has made CityVille available in Turkish and Indonesian. Now that players can say both "Merhaba" and "Halo" to CityVille, the world's most popular social game is now available in seven languages including English. However, the languages aren't available to me personally--perhaps it's an issue of location? Hopefully, this is fixed soon, because I'm sure there are plenty of Turkish or Indonesian folks living in the US who would like to play in their native language.
Update: CityVille has also been made available in Portuguese, yet no official announcement was made. The language is ready for use unlike Indonesian and Turkish.
Regardless, this appears to be Zynga's next step in maintaining CityVille's dominant numbers: reach out to as many demographics as possible. The game recently suffered a dip in players from its massive peak of 100 million, and you can bet the monolithic developer will do everything in its power to steady its numbers. However, it will be interesting to see how Zynga handles localization in countries with vast culture differences such as China, Japan and the rest of East Asia.
[Via CityVille Info]
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