(Correction) Aranim Launched Facebook Social Game “Happy Oasis” Not “The Happy Farm”
Humans do make mistakes. and the media is not an excpetion, even NY Times was once misinformed about a story.
This might be the first time we post wrong information. We posted that Aranim which is founded by the son of Jordan’s current prime minster “Suleiman Bakhit” has launched the Arabic FarmVille Clone “the happy farm.”. But Aranim connected us via Twitter saying that they are not associated with the game. Suleiman informed via Twitter that the game that is associated with Aranim is “Happy Oasis.”
So we apologies to Aranim, Suliman and to our readers and we will make sure mistakes like this do not happen again.
On Happy farm users build farms grow crops harvest them to get more coins and share gifts with friends. Users can also use Facebook credit to buy more coins ( buying extra credit seems how they are going to make revenues.) While Happy Oasis uses an Arabic character to grow an Oasis and harvest its crops.
In general International startups are not encouraged to copy International ventures, however in some cases having an Arabic clone or a clone with a true local touch and feel works. Take GoNabit for example which ended being acquired by LivingSocial.
I think Happy Farm and Happy Oasis might be hit in the Arab world.