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Sunshine Ranch: Mixi’s Top Social Game Goes Smartphone [Social Games]


Tokyo-based social gaming company Rekoo Japan (the parent company has its HQ in Beijing) caused a sensation in summer 2009 with a title called Sunshine Ranch. Rekoo launched the Farmville-like game on Mixi, right after Japan’s biggest social network opened its app platform, and attracted a total of 2 million users in 2 months.

The game is still very popular and currently played by 5.6 million Mixi members on the PC and Mixi’s feature phone site.

But now Rekoo Japan announced a special version that’s optimized for Mixi Touch, Mixi’s smartphone browser version. Sunshine Ranch users owning an iPhone or Android can switch between this new and the “older” PC and feature phone versions and keep all data.

Here are 3 screenshots of Sunshine Ranch’s smartphone browser version (which looks pretty slick):


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