Description: Yoville pictures. / YoWorld (Formerly Yoville) is a browser-based virtual world game owned by Big Viking Games, played on Facebook, and on the Facebook . Initially developed by Tall Tree Games, which is now called Big Viking Games, YoWorld was acquired by Zynga in 2008. After Zynga expressed their plans of discontinuing the game on January 10, 2014 which sparked what could be the biggest movement in the game's history. On April 24, 2014, both Big Viking Games, Inc. and Zynga announced that YoVille was sold, and was renamed YoWorld, and that the game had been saved from being shut down.