Family Village Vision Statement
Funium is a game development company currently producing titles for the Facebook platform. Our goal is to create not only entertaining, social games but also to make playing social games worth while. By mixing history and genealogy into a fun, city-building game, Funium’s first title, Family Village, is set to bring real-world-value to Facebook games starting in December 2011.
In Family Village, you’ll build a thriving village populated with avatars representing your family and ancestors. You’ll build businesses, assign jobs, and collect profits to earn money for your village to grow. You’ll build homes, buy cars, pets, and decorations from the time in which your ancestors lived, all while learning about your heritage.
As your village grows, Funium will be working behind the scenes to find family connections and interesting documents such as newspaper articles, yearbook photos, census records, marriage records, maps and many other interesting items that will allow you to know much more about your family. You will be able to save these documents in your library and share them with other friends and family as you wish.
As you play the game you may discover previously unknown family members from past generations or living relatives that might live down the street or in some distant land. This is just the beginning. We have many more features or angles we will reveal as the game grows with millions of happy people discovering family members and unique historical documents.
Please tell your friends about “Family Village,” and have fun exploring!
Jeff Wells, Founder and the Funium Team