After arriving at a new homestead, players are asked to perform a series of tasks in preparation for their new spouse's arrival. This includes building your log dream cabin and clearing debris. Upon completion, players are allowed to customize their spouse's gender, name and appearance. Your new partner -- and subsequent offspring -- becomes a second hand on the farm. Finally, our Clint Eastwood and The Duke fantasies come true.
While the language of the wedding announcement is still hetero-normative, the fact that Zynga allows players the option of deciding who to love is heartening. Now if only the rest of America were as open as those on the frontier.
FrontierVille has approximately 7.4 million users, while FarmVille has 64 million, according to their respective Facebook application pages.
-- Justin McCraw
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