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Zynga to release mid-core mobile game from November team
/ November 9, 2012 1:46 pm

Zynga will be releasing Battlestone, a mid-core mobile game developed by the November Software team Zynga acquired earlier this year. Neither company acknowledged the deal at the time, however. That was disclosed in a blog post earlier today by November Software’s Szymon Swistun.

“We realized we could accelerate game development by combining our team’s expertise building blockbuster console games and Zynga’s strength in building social games on a massive scale,” Swistun wrote.

As can be seen in the demo video below, Battlestone is a different gaming experience than FarmVille and the other casual social games Zynga has been known for. As such it could help Zynga attract new players or retain those that have lost interest in Zynga’s previous hits.

The free-to-play action combat game has been in development under the working title Golden Arrow, and is built on the team’s own cross-platform 3D engine that November said delivers 60 fps capability on mobile and on-demand content streaming.

Related links:

Zynga blog – We’re building our next mid-core mobile game at Zynga!

November Software – http://www.novembersoftware.com

Gamasutra – Zynga hopes to change its image with a 3D mobile action game

Polygon – November Software team working on Zynga’s new mobile mid-core game, Battlestone

Venture Beat – Zynga moves into ‘midcore’ games with acquisition of November Software (exclusive interview)


2 Comments

  • After the change on Facebook, it’s only natural Zynga will explore new ways for media marketing, this one might help her in the long run.

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