EDIT: Some important news! Since Chrome is about to have an update which could have some adverse effects on our HTML5 rollout we have decided to start with Firefox and Edge users first. On September 12th we will activate HTML5 for Firefox and Edge users and you can use the in-game switch button. Chrome users will have to wait a short while and we are currently working with the bright sparks at Google to deal with the possible issues with Chrome. Chrome should go live in the days or weeks following September 12th and we’ll bring you more definitive news about a date when we have it. We have also updated the above infographic to reflect this change. Thanks everyone!
Hello you patient farmers, the time has come! We will finally begin the switch over to HTML5, hooray! What does it mean for you? Well…
Not all that much in fact. There are some small visual differences but the game plays in the same way as it did previously. All the events you know and love are there, your player account and farm will not change and you can simply carry on playing as you always did!
But why the switch you ask? The game previously used an older technology and we will now make an upgrade! This new version is up-to-date and modern so that we can keep the game going for years to come!
If you’re still using Internet Explorer you should upgrade to a more modern browser, instructions on how to do that can be found in our tutorial video which explains how to upgrade the three most popular browsers and ensure the smoothest experience with the new version of the game.
For a time you will be able to swap back between the two versions with a button, which will replace the current sundial above the in-game clock.
The last thing to mention is when! The switch will take place on the 10th of September for Chrome users first. If the switching works as intended and everything looks good for Chrome users we will then add HTML5 for Firefox and Microsoft Edge users after that. For Internet Explorer users we recommend upgrading your browser to one of Firefox, Chrome or Edge (for Windows 10 users only) before the day so that you’re all ready when the switch is flicked.
Check out our video for the details!