Bigpoint recently announced that its Farmerama title has won the Best Online Game award at last night’s Mashable Awards (formerly known as Open Web Awards) at the 2011 International CES® conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Farmerama is a free online game where players run a virtual farm by completing jobs like tilling the land, planting trees, sowing seeds, raising animals and more. Social activities are a key part of the game with players able to invite friends to help improve the farm, as well as bartering and trading with each other using a virtual currency. Users can also compete against other farmers online in friendly challenges. The game has more than 20 million registered users.
“We’re delighted that Farmerama has been voted the Best Online Game at the 2011 Mashable Awards. We strive to create games that keep players entertained every time they log-in with social activities forming a core part of that experience. The high numbers of people that continue to play Farmerama every day, coupled with accolades like this, prove that we’re onto a winning formula at Bigpoint.” Said Heiko Hubertz, CEO, Bigpont.
The Mashable Awards recognize the year’s best of tech and the web as voted by the Mashable community who cast more than 1.3 million nominations and votes in 25 categories including “Best New Gadget”, “Best Music Discovery Service” and “Must-Follow Brand,” among others.
“The Mashable Community has really grown the Mashable Awards program over the past four years,” said Pete Cashmore Founder & CEO of Mashable. “We are grateful to our readers who made this year’s program such a success.”