As these two giants fling accusations of stolen trade secrets and shady business practices against one another, we can learn some valuable lessons from the fallout.
From game violence to sex chat, game companies got into hot water in 2012.
Kixeye claims that it is actually Zynga that is attempting to steal trade secrets.
Kixeye chief exec Will Harbin says, “Zynga is burning to the ground and bleeding top talent, and instead of trying to fix the problems — better work environment and better products — they are resorting to the only profit center that has ever really worked for them: their legal department.”
Zynga’s former CityVille general manager allegedly used Dropbox to back up hundreds of privileged documents. The social-games developer is suing him for taking that data.
Zynga has lost former Omgpop chief revenue officer Wilson Kriegel.
Kixeye recruits a general manager away from Zynga so he can make “real” games.