The My Family Farm add-on to FarmVille 2, released in July 2014, introduced the companion character (more commonly known as the “sweetheart” or “sweetie”). The companion character is the player character’s childhood sweetheart, and can be trained to help with various tasks. As the game develops, the player-character has the option of marrying their sweetheart and building a family. The player is able to customize their own character as well as their “sweetheart” or “sweetie,” including their gender, allowing for both heterosexual and homosexual relationships.
LGBTQ References in this game:
- Farmville 2 Quests. (2016). Farmville 2 Info. Retrieved from http://farmville2game.info/category/farmville-2-quests/
- Get Into My Family Farm! (July 11, 2014). Country Escape. Retrieved from http://zyngablog.typepad.com/farmville_2/2014/07/get-into-my-family-farm.html
- My Family Farm Is Almost Here! (July 2, 2014). Country Escape. Retrieved from http://zyngablog.typepad.com/farmville_2/2014/07/my-family-farm-is-almost-here.html
- My Family Farm is Better than Ever! (July 21, 2014). Country Escape. Retrieved from http://zyngablog.typepad.com/farmville_2/2014/07/my-family-farm-is-better-than-ever.html