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Wizard of Oz social game on Facebook
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Sun Mar 10 2013, 03:12PM
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Munchkinland is booming these days as more than one million players installed the award-winning The Wizard of Oz social game on Facebook since it entered beta testing on Halloween last year.

Players have flocked to the Land of Oz to join DOROTHY™ on her great adventures and have found themselves infatuated with the locals. Some players have adopted nicknames such as "Munchies" or "Munchkids," for their Munchkins while engaging with them and playing The Wizard of Oz.

Dorothy works alongside the Munchkins to build the YELLOW BRICK ROAD™ so she can reach the EMERALD CITY™ and the Munchkins have been busy! More than 110 million bricks have been created to help Dorothy make her way home.

That's not the only thing players have been doing:

Visited their neighbors more than 4.7 million times
Chopped more than 3.4 million trees in the Land of Oz- although there are no concerns over deforestation because many more continue to grow
Defended Munchkinland from more than 750,000 WICKED WITCH™ attacks
Played more than 7 million mini-games, including mining ore, fishing, juggling, a game of shuffle or shooting a Munchkin out of a cannon

"The Wizard of Oz delivers gamers so much more than the typical flat, distant experience we've seen so many times before," said Brian Eddy, the chief creative officer for developer Spooky Cool Labs. "The Land of Oz is a living, breathing place that is growing every day in population and fun. Players are embracing the opportunity to take a truly remarkable journey with their friends."

Spooky Cool Labs recently expanded the Land of Oz with the newly added Scarecrow's Farm, which is the first of many major updates planned for the future.

The Wizard of Oz is a beautiful adventure-driven city building social game featuring amazing 3D graphics available in the comfort of a web browser. Licensed from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, The Wizard of Oz was named one of Facebook's Favorite Games of 2012 and available for free at website.
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