Posts tagged as: Zynga

Zynga Buys Solitaire Game Maker, Harpan, for $42.5 Million

Zynga has shelled out $42.5 million acquiring a mobile game developer, Harpan LLC, whose game library consists of four variations on the Solitaire card game available on Android and iOS. The four mobile games Harpan released are: Solitaire FreeCell Solitaire Pyramid Solitaire Spider Solitaire Per Seeking Alpha, at least one of these games features in the Top […]

Zynga Darking on August 29

Zynga is planning to close its subsidiary OMGPOP’s online game portal starting August 29, when four of its web games will be shut off, with the site going entirely dark a month later on September 30. Mobile apps made by the company will not be affected, meaning players of Draw Something, Draw Something 2 and […]

Microsoft’s Don Mattrick Becomes Zynga CEO

In a bit of a shocker, Zynga has named now former Microsoft President of the Interactive Entertainment Business Don Mattrick as its new CEO, effective July 8. Mattrick will also be a member of the company’s Board of Directors. You can check out the announcement below and underneath it you’ll find Mattrick’s controversial interview from […]

Zynga Lays Of 18% of Staff

Zynga is making significant cuts to it’s workforce. The online game maker, which has struggled to build its mobile business while stemming a decline of its desktop games, said Monday it plans to dismiss about 18% of its staff, or 520 people. The cuts underscore deepening worries for Zynga, once seen as a pioneer in […]

Electronic Arts and Zynga Settle Legal Battles Over The Sims Social and Hiring

According to a filing in the US District Court of Northern California, all lawsuits related to Electronic Arts’ and Zynga’s lawsuit were dismissed. Electronic Arts claimed that Zynga’s game The Ville was an “unmistakeable copy” of Electronic Arts’ The Sims Social. Zynga’s countersuit accused EA of unlawful actions, including anti-competitive business practices. The original suit […]

Brett Ratner Working on FarmVille Television Pilot

Brett Ratner has plans to turn the popular online game FarmVille into an animated series, Deadline reports. The game, launched in 2009 by Zynga, is officially described as follows: FarmVille lets players cultivate their farms by plowing, planting and harvesting crops and trees. Players also care for their farm animals: milking their cows and collecting eggs […]

Zynga Pays $210 Million for OMGPOP – Maker of Draw Something

Zynga has confirmed that it’s buying online gaming creator OMGPOP. The deal will give it access to Draw Something just weeks after the game became popular. Official terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Unofficially, AllThingsD expected to pay $180 million in cash or stock plus up to an additional $30 million to keep employees onboard […]

Go to War with Zynga’s Empires And Allies

Social gaming wizard Zynga is providing you with yet another opportunity to wear out your mouse buttons and spend even more hours on Facebook than you do already, they are introducing Empires and Allies. Empires and Allies is the company’s first strategy combat game, featuring story-driven and player vs. player combat plus empire building and […]

Lady Gaga Joins Forces with Zynga for GagaVille – Hear Born This Way First

Lady Gaga is a pop sensation, and her army of “little monsters” is proof of that. Whether or not you like her music, there’s no debating that she’s got a unique way of selling herself as a brand. The latest stunt, meant to promote the May 23 release of her new album “Born This Way,” […]

Flock Will Be Discontinued on April 26th

When it first came out in 2005, the Flock browser was a Mozilla/Firefox derivative with a novel difference: a RSS, and later social-network, sidebar that allowed users to keep one eye on feeds while continuing their usual web browsing, and also featured drag-and-drop photo uploading. Today, such mashups take many other forms — from menu […]

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