Words With Friends now comes in Spanish, Dutch, and more.
Players use social games to pick up others, according to Zynga poll.
Bettner is funding the effort himself and has pulled a team together to make an Ouya game.
Guest Post How can a company that brings in $1.2 billion a year, and recently cut costs in order to achieve profitability, have a market value that’s effectively zero? It doesn’t make sense. Here’s why Zynga is undervalued — provided it does the right thing next.
In a phone interview with GamesBeat, brothers Paul and David Bettner confirmed their departure but wouldn’t say what they’ll do next.
Can’t get enough of Zynga games? Now you can play CityVille Monopoly or Words With Friends as board games.
Zynga has a reputation for making games that…well, lack originality, so people are likely to raise eyebrows when they see its newest game, Gems With Friends, even if unfairly.
Here are seven (lame) ways that people cut corners in the most low-pressure games in existence.
Shiny Timeline cover images of mobile and social games like Angry Birds Space, CityVille, and Bejeweled Blitz for your Facebook profile.
Editor’s Pick We’ve looked long into the eyes of the Android, and we’ve come back with 10 must-have games, the best alternative app stores, and other tips for getting the most out of your mobile device.
Editor’s Pick After Zynga, the second-biggest player on Facebook isn’t Electronic Arts anymore. It’s Wooga, a Berlin-based studio that has become Europe’s largest social game publisher with more than 49 million monthly active users on Facebook.
Now Wooga has raised $24 million in venture capital and has grown to more than 150 employees. The company now faces a number of strategic decisions, such as doubling down on Facebook or spreading out to platforms such as Google+ or Zynga.com. We caught up with co-founder Jens Begemann at the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Here’s a transcript of our interview.
Perhaps it’s time to start calling it Words With Friends With Benefits.
Hanging With Friends is a multiplayer puzzle game by Zynga where you guess the secret word your opponent has entered. It’s like Hangman, without the lynching.
Some of the most popular mobile games are simple ones. With that in mind, Zynga is launching Scramble With Friends on the iPhone and iPod Touch today.
Zynga launched its first game for the Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader today, Words With Friends.
If you made plans for your weekend, you might want to kiss them goodbye. Apple yesterday released its iTunes Rewind 2011 list, with the 40 top iPhone and iPad apps of the year. The iTunes store now has more than 500,000 apps in it, but this year’s top apps list shows that fun is the dominant theme. Games and social networking tools dominated, and photo sharing tool Instagram was chosen as the No. 1 app of the year.
No single game maker dominates smartphone and tablet games the way Zynga is dominating social games on Facebook. But now Zynga may have its sights set on dominion over the mobile market too.
Social gaming company Zynga today announced that it is bringing its mobile Scrabble-like game Words With Friends to Facebook.
Tucked away in Zynga‘s initial public offering filing are the amounts that the company paid to buy a bunch of game studios in the past year or so. The biggest deal was a $53.3 million purchase of Newtoy, the maker of the popular Words With Friends mobile game, back in November, 2010.
It looks like early reports about social gaming giant Zynga’s new funding round were a little conservative.
Zynga, the maker of FarmVille, dominates Facebook games with more than 275 million users for its social games. But mobile gaming is another story.