Green and pleasant land on offer for FarmVille gamers

FarmVille maker Zynga has announced an "English Countryside" bonus for gamers who reach level 20 of the popular social media powered game.

FarmVille English Countryside sadly doesn't involve racing around on a stolen moped on the potato patch and being chased and shot at by a farmer screaming: "Get of my land!"

No, instead it is a new set of challenges for Farmville's 44 million strong community set in our green and pleasant land, complete with "exclusive adventures, crops, animals and buildings".

You'll be helping out an English Duke whose villages have fallen into disrepair, and you'll come across all manner of English stereotypical stuff along the way.

"We've been blown away by the success of FarmVille and we wanted to find a way to give back to the game's enthusiastic fans," said Todd Arnold, FarmVille's general manager.

"We're constantly listening to the community's feedback and we're excited to add a new chapter to one of the most popular games of all time, while also giving a nod to its international success by setting it in the English countryside."

44 million people play this game. No, honestly.