It’s crazy to think the Facebook game Farmville has more than 32 million active users every month, but then the game does have an army of highly-addicted fans.
A real-life version of Farmville has been launched by British conservation group National Trust, suggesting there could be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to bring other popular games to life.
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Wimpole Home Farm in England is offering people the chance to vote on everything from what they want to plant to whether lambs should be stopped from breeding with a sibling.
The website states: “You’ll be part of a group of 10,000 online farmers working with farm manager Richard Morris to decide how it should be run. You’ll vote once a month, discuss the issues with other members and explore the world of farming.”
Morris says having people from all walks of life involved will challenge the way farmers think. The $500-a-year fee includes a family ticket to visit the farm.
Do other games lend themselves to real-live business ventures? With the right entrepreneur, anything associated with lifestyle could become a reality.