Zynga has purchased Spooky Cool Labs in a major push for more real-money casino gaming that could help it generate more revenue.
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Players use social games to pick up others, according to Zynga poll.
David Ko will step into chief operations officer role
Zynga didn’t get much love from Facebook today.
Mark Zuckerberg made it clear that he wasn’t impressed by how little gaming is contributing to the social network’s bottom line, saying overall payments from Zynga had declined 20 percent.
Allan Leinwand, the CTO of infrastructure and lead force behind Zynga’s hybrid cloud efforts, has left the struggling games company to become the CTO of ServiceNow.
Capcom is launching a web hub for Resident Evil 6 that will connect gamers and allow them to compete in special events.
The number of people playing video games in the U.S. has risen 241 percent since 2008, according to a new study from market research and consulting company Parks Associates.
PopCap Games has angered virtual bakers on Facebook by deciding to shut the doors to its Baking Life app on Jan 31. Despite many users having spent real money buying virtual ‘Zip Cash’ to use in the game, PopCap says any remaining currency is non-transferable and non-refundable.
Playdom, Disney’s social games product group, has announced plans to team with developer Spry Fox to publish its latest social game, Triple Town, on Facebook.
To the dismay of bosses and spouses everywhere, Facebook, by way of third-party social games, offered social networkers a daily distraction they could not go without in 2011. But no game commanded more attention or unrequited love than Disney Playdom’s Gardens of Time.
To mark Zynga‘s stock-market debut, we’re releasing a 63-page e-book on the history of the company.
Zynga co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Pincus said today that his company could double its number of paid subscribers.
The executive producer of delayed Playstation 3 exclusive, The Last Guardian, has left Sony to become creative director at Bossa Studios, the developer behind Facebook game Monstermind.
Zynga‘s tens of millions of regular players and burgeoning revenues have many investors excited about its fast approaching Initial Public Offering, but Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick is definitely not one of them.
Social gaming company Idle Games launched its first social game, Idle Worship, today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Social games maker Guerillapps today launched Trash Tycoon, a social game about recycling that’s designed to encourage “upcycling” — the process of converting old trash into usable products.
Zynga just revealed a teaser for its next big social game, an Indiana Jones-inspired creation called Adventure World.
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Social games maker Zynga is launching an Oregon Trail-style adventure within its Frontierville Facebook game today.
Former Zynga general manager Jeremy Verba has left the company to become chief executive officer of dating site eHarmony after working at the social gaming company for 19 months, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Nanigans said it has raised $3 million in a first round of funding for its Facebook advertising platform.
Social gaming company Zynga today announced that it is bringing its mobile Scrabble-like game Words With Friends to Facebook.
[Updated: Facebook has made a statement about the filing.]
Social game maker Zynga has outed its minority investors, which stand to make some serious cash off the company’s upcoming $1 billion initial public offering, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Supergiant video game publisher Electronic Arts has acquired casual game maker PopCap for $650 million in cash and $100 million in stock. The deal includes a multi-year earn out bonus, but there were no details released about it.
Software licensing has hurt innovation in the video game industry — with social game maker Zynga being the exception to that rule — thanks to large game companies like Nintendo, said Electronic Arts founder and social gaming company Digital Chocolate founder Trip Hawkins.
Social games maker Zynga, the developer behind smash hits like FarmVille and CityVille, has raised a total of $845 million in its four years of operation, according to its S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange commission on Friday.
Social games maker Zynga, the developer behind smash hits like FarmVille and CityVille, filed for an initial public offering on Friday. It is one of the largest initial public offerings expected this year, alongside group-buying site Groupon.
Massively popular social gaming company Zynga today filed for a $1 billion IPO along with some staggering numbers, including that the company had already earned $90 million in profit in 2011. The filing also revealed what sort of compensation the executive board earned in 2010.
Zynga, the game developer behind smash hits FarmVille and CityVille, is the most profitable Web 2.0 company that has filed to go public this year. If this year’s track record with IPOs is any indication, Zynga’s IPO could easily crush every other Web 2.0 company once it makes its debut.
Social games maker Zynga, the developer behind smash hits like FarmVille and CityVille, filed for an initial public offering today, according to a filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Social games maker Zynga is launching a program that will give AT&T customers access to exclusive games and content as well as a number of other perks.
[Update: a separate report from Bloomberg News also indicates that Zynga might file for an initial public offering tomorrow.]
MindJolt, a social game company headed by MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has launched its first its first social gaming project built by a company it acquired in April.
PopCap, a game developer that focuses on casual quick-hit style games like Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled, might be in talks to be acquired for more than $1 billion, according to TechCrunch.