Zynga Sells YoVille To Big Viking Games

San Francisco-based online social game developer Zynga has sold its online, YoVille game to game studio Big Viking Games, the two announced Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to YoVille's game forums, the transfer of the game is expected to be complete by May 12th. Big Viking Games is based in Ontario, Canada. Zynga had originally planned to shut down YoVille.