Backyard Monsters will no longer run on any gaming portal outside of Facebook, Kixeye has announced. Players from Kongregate, which had separate servers for the game, are being offered account transfers until Feb 18th.
The move brings an end to the controversy sparked as far back as 2011 when Kixeye refused customer support to players on other portals. After a wave of bugs and hackings, players found themselves fighting fire with fire using player-created fixes to restore their game worlds.
There is a growing suspicion among some players that the Facebook version of the game has seen a significant drop in numbers, which may have prompted the move. However, Kixeye’s support for the game outside Facebook has always been extremely limited, and consolidating servers may be simply to alleviate this responsibility entirely.
Players interested in the account transfer should check out the full Kixeye announcement.