According to the website, though, Zynga is planning to purchase the real life FarmVille town (situated in North Carolina) and turn it into a "real game" of FarmVille:
"Half of the town's surface will be turned into a real life virtual farming game with around 36 huge farms waiting for rich wanna be farmers to come and take care of them: the real life version of the FarmVille game will last one month and the session will cost just $250,000 (internet access not included). Farmers will be allowed to do whatever they wish to on their farm, plant whatever crops and grow any animals already available in the game. Even more, in order to make thereal life farming look like the virtual farming in FarmVille, Zynga will genetically modify watermelons to grow in 4 days, soybeans to be ready in one day and they're already instructing chickens to lay eggs of different colors.
The other half of FarmVille will be turned into a theme park, with zany rides like Mad Cow Train, Fertilize your Neighbor and Toss the Turtle promising to keep everybody entertained."
Yup, definitely sounds like an April Fools Day joke. But a nice one, don't you think?
This article originally appeared on Social Games Help.