Imagine working and living in the same cabin with your great-great-great-great grandparents. With “Family Village,” a new Facebook game launching next week, that’s exactly what amateur genealogists will be able to do.
The new computer game, produced by Draper, Utah, developer Funium, allows players to import their ancestors into a “Sims”-styled virtual world where they can build homes, go to work and share experiences just like in real life. The game has its official launch Tuesday.
This week, Funium announced that it received $1.2 million in new funding from both Utah entrepreneur Jim Sorenson and genealogy site FamilyLink, which was co-founded by investor Paul Allen.
You can read more in an article by Vince Horiuchi in the Salt Lake Tribune at http://goo.gl/cK8Lr
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