As reported earlier, Facebook has given LOLapps more than just a slap on the wrist, and have closed down access to viral channels for all of their applications except Ravenwood Fair. This is a significant blow, because it means that the game is not allowed to have neighbor invites, gifts, requests, and wall posts. If you've played any Facebook game, you know that these games literally revolve around these features. It's how they grow, it's how you interact with your friends in a social experience, it's how the game ends up making money. Instead of just sitting back and taking it, LOLapps are now encouraging their fans to help save Critter Island by "liking" a fan page called Restore Critter Island. This page tells visitors the following:
Critter Island's gift & neighbor requests and wall posts are currently unavailable. We're working with Facebook to restore them, and we could use your support. Please suggest this page to all of your Critter Island friends (and others).
After you've got everyone on board, head over and check out our new game, Ravenwood Fair - http://apps.facebook.com/ravenwoodfair - and keep your fingers crossed for the expedient return of Critter Island (well, maybe not crossed, that might make it hard to play, but you know what we mean).
Critter Island was just launched in August, and was the first full game that LOLapps released. LOLapps are clearly fighting back against Facebook, and are hoping that showing huge support for the game will cause Facebook to restore access to viral channels. Essentially, Critter Island is all but doomed if Facebook doesn't change their minds on this game. Do LOLapps believe they're not in the wrong? Or are they simply doing battle to help save their business?