Post Tagged with: "Zynga"

Zynga Co-Founder Introduces Mobile Studio
/ April 30, 2014 5:46 pm
Zynga Co-Founder Introduces Mobile Studio

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Eric Schiermeyer, Zynga Co-Founder and Former Vice President of product at the company, has launched a mobile studio in San Francisco called Luminary, with its first title, a goblin racing game that its creator is calling a strategic runner. . Read More

YoVille To Be Renamed As YoWorld, Run By Big Viking Games
/ April 25, 2014 4:38 pm
YoVille To Be Renamed As YoWorld, Run By Big Viking Games

TechCrunch reports that YoVille, which was purchased by Zynga a few years ago, will not be closed as planned. Instead, the game will be transferred to its new owner, Big Viking Games, as of May 11. As part of the deal, YoVille will be rebranded as YoWorld. . Read More

Zynga Announces Q1 Results; Down from Q1 2013 But Up from Q4
/ April 24, 2014 6:00 pm
Zynga Announces Q1 Results; Down from Q1 2013 But Up from Q4

Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA), the social game company, announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. . Read More

Tango Messaging App to Launch Zynga’s Words with Friends Game
/ April 4, 2014 4:03 pm
Tango Messaging App to Launch Zynga’s Words with Friends Game

VentureBeat reports that Zynga's Words with Friends, the No. 1 free game of all-time on Apple’s iTunes App Store, is coming to Tango, the messaging app with over 200 million monthly active users. . Read More

Former Zynga Dallas Execs & Developers Launch Boss Fight Entertainment
/ February 4, 2014 5:37 pm
Former Zynga Dallas Execs & Developers Launch Boss Fight Entertainment

GamesIndustryBiz reports that former Zynga Dallas general manager Bill Jackson, along with a number of developers at Bonfire (which Zynga bought in 2010), has launched Boss Fight Entertainment, a new studio based in McKinney, Texas. Read More

Zynga Cuts 15% of Staff; Announces Acquisition
/ January 30, 2014 5:17 pm
Zynga Cuts 15% of Staff; Announces Acquisition

Zynga, the San Francisco-based social games developer, said on Thursday it will cut 15% of its staff, or 314 employees, as part of plan to decrease costs and improve efficiency. "When we reviewed the support areas and looked at what was an appropriate size to have agile, dedicated teams, we decided to redeploy and right size against our best opportunities for growth," wrote CEO Don Mattrick in a blog post. . Read More

Zynga to Shut Down YoVille
/ January 13, 2014 4:21 pm
Zynga to Shut Down YoVille

VentureBeat reports that Zynga has decided to discontinue one of its oldest games, YoVille, by the end of March, sparking discontent from players of the once popular game. YoVille is a game set in a town-like community that was developed to a point where millions of individuals were playing it, giving rise to a whole sequence of “Ville” games, light-hearted replication game like FarmVille. . Read More

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