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  • Important Announcement: Introducing PopReach Incorporated!

    Hey Smurfs‘ Villagers,

    Our beloved Smurfs’ Village game will undergo some significant changes in the future together with a bigger community and smurfy adventures. To achieve this, we are happy to announce that PopReach Incorporated will be taking over the updates and publishing of The Smurfs mobile games. PopReach is a Canadian game publisher that owns and operates a number of fantastic games, including Gardens of Time, Kitchen Scramble, City Girl Life and many others. The founders have been creating mobile games for many years, so you’ll be in great hands with PopReach!

    The transition will take place in the following months. Until then, Bongfish will continue developing and releasing content updates and more exciting things we will soon announce.

    Please ask your questions below, and myself (Twinkiepie) and Spelling Bee will kindly answer them. We will also create a FAQ afterward for everysmurf to see.

    PS: We here at Bongfish wanted to thank you for everything that you have done for us. You introduced us to the world of the Smurfs, and all the magic that it contains. We thank you for your constant and honest feedback, your ideas, and community designs that we had the honor to add to Smurfs’ Village. We will never forget this experience, and we will always remember you. 💙 But remember that this is not the last goodbye, we just wanted you to hear this news from us first. We still have a few months left to work on Smurfs’ Village and will enjoy it to the fullest, and make you all proud!

  • #2
    Pardon me while I curl up in a fetal position and cry. 😭

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    • #3
      Unicorn Smurf Me too, Bongfish has been SO wonderful.

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      • #4
        I wish you guys all the best. We’ll see how things play out and go from there. Not gonna doom and gloom....but it will be very hard for any other developer to be as open and willing to talk to us as Bongfish has been.

        Is what it is. Nothing any of us can do about it but ride it out then make the decision that best works for them.

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        • #5
          Thank you for the heads up. I just want to let you know how much I've enjoyed Bongfish's work on our beloved Smurfs Village and SVMM. You will be missed. Wishing smurfy luck to the Bongfish team!!

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          • #6
            This is very shocking for us. Thank you Bongfish for everything you've done and will continue to do for the game.

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            • #7
              So sad to hear this 😥 Bongfish does a wonderful job and they are always so close to us players. Wish you all the best and thank you so much for saving the game after the Beeline disaster.

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              • #8
                Not ready to say goodbye😟
                What happened to Bongfish?

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                • Twinkiepie
                  Twinkiepie commented
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                  Hey Twoshy! It is not time to say goodbye yet! We will still be working on Smurfs' Village for a few months before the PopReach developers will be taking over No worries, Bongfish is fine. We will keep you guys in the loop!

              • #9
                This is indeed unsettling news, the Bongfish team have been such positive protectorates of our beloved SV game! Each update showcased the love and dedication of a wonderful team of people who I’m sure Peyo himself would have been proud of! Thank goodness we will get a few last precious updates from you guys, it will give us time so we can say goodbye and reminisce about all the great ( and some of the best) moments this game has ever seen!

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                • IslandLife
                  IslandLife commented
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                  You said it perfectly Purple! The time with Bongfish has been a wonderful ride.

                • SushiSmurf
                  SushiSmurf commented
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                  It is true, we had many fun times with Bongfish!

              • #10
                Why does this game keep changing hands? 🤔

                Hopefully these new developers don’t ruin it. I remain ever-worried that this game will be migrated online, only to then be abandoned.

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                • AlleycatttSmurf
                  AlleycatttSmurf commented
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                  The game has only changed hands twice in 9 years.

                  Capcom originally owned the game, Beeline was a division of Capcom. Then Flasman Games bought it and Bongfish is their developer for SV.

                  And 9 years is incredible longevity for an app game.

                • skydiver118
                  skydiver118 commented
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                  Very true. It’s not uncommon for developers to abandon games after 4-5 years or so. Disney, in fact, have abandoned more than a few of their games.

                • Trinity
                  Trinity commented
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                  AlleycatttSmurf yes, but this will be the third change. Not heaps, but the only game I've played that has changed devs multiple times. I still enjoy this app, so I just hope it's being passed to capable hands!

              • #11
                This is sad news indeed..I hope Bongfish will be spending the holiday updates with us before the handover. If you must go just know I give you the blue and gold heart of approval, good luck on your future endeavors and thank you for putting in the time and effort to fixing the game, you will be greatly missed. 💙💛

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                • #12
                  One of the guys who owns or runs Popreach was involved in Smurfs Village many years ago, maybe even from the beginning. Chris Locke, so I'm sure he has love for the game like we do. None the less im sure changes are on the way. I'm available for input! LOL

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                  • Morning Sky
                    Morning Sky commented
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                    Chris Locke was involved in Smurfs Village many years ago
                    Can you be more specific on that?

                  • Chat noir
                    Chat noir commented
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                    AJ Smurf. Thank you for the calm voice of reason! I’ve googled Chris Locke, and the Legacy team (in 2011, I think) for SV has him as Senior Director, Product Development. So here’s hoping for the best...
                    Last edited by Chat noir; 09-12-2019, 12:24 AM.

                • #13
                  Will this forum remain? Will Spelling Bee continue to be there for us? Will the new developers continue to work with this community?

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                  • Spelling Bee
                    Spelling Bee commented
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                    Morning Sky Yes, as Twinkiepie stated, I will still be here. I'm sure that PopReach is well aware of how vital the Community is to the present, and future success of Smurfs' Village. Over the next several months, they will be working closely with Bongfish to see how everything is done, and a large part of that will be listening to and reacting to community input and feedback. I can't imagine they would want to change that going forward once the game is entirely in their hands.

                  • Shirin
                    Shirin commented
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                    Great to hear this, and you will stay with us Spelling Bee .

                  • CindySmurf
                    CindySmurf commented
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                    I will ditto to that Miss Bee. You have always been so kind and helpful to me and others. I’m very happy you will remain with us.🥰

                • #14
                  My smurfy friends. I might not be a magical Smurfs’ Village representative anymore anytime soon, but I will stick around this forum and keep in touch with you guys 😊 I grew so found of all of you, that I just cannot simply leave. Please message me if you would also like to stay in touch outside the forum, as I will then send you a contact information where you can reach me.

                  I promise you guys that we will do our best to make the next few months we are on Smurfs’ Village the best to come with tons of content, Giveaways, a smurfy Contest and lots of fun.

                  After that I would love to chit chat with you guys in our off-topic chat and sip on my forum Mojito🍹 as a retired Smurfs’ Village specialist. My dear Spelling Bee will take good care of you and I will also stay in touch with her outside the smurfy world!

                  Let’s enjoy these next months together and give a warm welcome to the people at PopReach 😊

                  Your Twinkiepie

                  PS: I would appreciate if you would follow our Bongfish social channels and see what we will be up to in the future, say hi or just walk down smurfy memory lane.

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                  • Twinkiepie
                    Twinkiepie commented
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                    I am sure we will soon find out

                  • Y3nzid_Raxip
                    Y3nzid_Raxip commented
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                    Awww...it’s not goodbye, just a see you later...does this mean we all get a friendship heart statue? Lol just joking. Thanks for all the help and support.

                  • CindySmurf
                    CindySmurf commented
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                    Many thanks to you Twinkiepie, You have been a great moderator here. I have loved Bongfish and all the love put into our adorable smurfs!

                • #15
                  This is definitely a sad news to receive. Bongfish has been nothing but amazing throughout the whole time! The team has always bring in awesome updates and never fails to disappoint. It's sad to see you guys go, we will definitely miss you all, and I would like to thank everyone from the team, that brought joy to us, players. Really really hope to see you guys soon, I can never thank you all enough. ❤️

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