I don’t know how much money developer Zynga has made from FarmVille, but it must be a crapload because it’s somehow encouraged Lady Gaga to sign up to a Gaga/FarmVille crossover thing called GagaVille. *checks date* Nope, still not April 1st.
Apparently, this tie-in will see a Gaga-themed farm become available within FarmVille. This will introduce crystals, unicorns, and sheep on motorbikes to the Facebook game. GagaVille launches on May 17th, and users get early access to tracks and can purchase $25 Zynga Game Cards that include a free download of the album and exclusive bonus tracks.
There’ll also be Gaga-inspired items in other Zynga titles such as CityVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Café World, Treasure Isle, YoVille, PetVille, and Vampire Wars.
“I want to celebrate and share ‘Born This Way’ with my little monsters in a special way that’s never been done before,” explained Lady “I’m an artist, not a celebrity” Gaga. “Zynga has created a magical place in FarmVille where my fans can come play, and be the first to listen to the album.”
So there you go. Here’s that sheep I mentioned earlier.