Farmville co-creator Mark Skaggs has announced his departure from Indian developer Moonfrog Labs.
Having joined Moonfrog as its director in 2015, Skaggs launched two major games at the company; Bahubali: The Game, and Alia Bhatt: Star Life.
Speaking with GamesBeat, Skaggs confirmed that he would be leaving the company to spend more time with his family in Texas.
"I couldn't avoid the realisation that I was breaking my promise to live at home with my family and I knew I needed to make a change," he said.
"After a series of discussions with friends and family and the other directors at Moonfrog, I made the decision to put my family first, taking the leap of faith to leave Moonfrog in order to find a new adventure closer to home."
In 2009, Skaggs led the team that launched FarmVille on Facebook. Peaking at 32 million daily active users, FarmVille arguably laid the foundations for free-to-play games in the modern market. Skaggs also created other hits such as CityVille, the Ville, and Treasure Isle.