Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Family Village game on Facebook

I am always looking out for new genealogy things, and I noticed that Family Village, a new game on Facebook was available to the public now.

They are having a contest you can enter at:
http://familyvillagegame.com/family-village-sweepstakes

I started playing last night, altho I had technically started my village back when the game was in limited beta testing. I played for maybe 3 hours.

So far, I like it. It asked me if I wanted to link my game family tree with my familylink.com family tree, and of course I did. Today I checked and all the entries I made from the tree were in my tree at familylink.com. I wasn't sure if this would be the case, or if it was a one way/one time exchange only from familylink.com.

What I liked:

-The prompts to fill out the family tree to advance the game (ie to get a status 2 villager you need to enter their birthdate and location, or do twice the number of jobs).

-The documents that appeared over peoples heads. So far, they have been just random newspapers from random places on the date someone was born. I hear promising reports from others tho that other things are appearing for others!

What I didn't like:

-A bug causes the tree to look very odd if someone has more than one wife/husband.

- a bug doesnt allow the entry of the month of death?

Minor bugs:

- if someone is born in British Columbia, Canada it unlocks the Columbia flag!