Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), the world’s leading provider of social game services, today announced three new Zynga Platform partners: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd., Playdemic and Rebellion. The Zynga Platform, announced on March 1, is a new platform designed to bring players more people to play with and more ways to play. Platform partners will have access to the 240 million monthly active users who currently play Zynga games by publishing and promoting their games across the Zynga network. In addition, Zynga will enable partners to tap into channels and features that increase social engagement, analytics that measure and drive social, and back end technology that ensures scalability and availability. “From Konami, one of the most esteemed game creators of our time, to the talented teams at Playdemic and Rebellion – we’re honored to welcome these new Zynga Platform partners. All three represent some of the best game development talent in the industry,” said Rob Dyer, head of platform partners at Zynga and former senior vice president of Publisher Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment. “Zynga Platform is about bringing great games to a captive audience that loves to play, and we’re dedicated to creating the best destination for social games for players and developers alike.” Announced today at GDC, Konami, Playdemic and Rebellion join inaugural Platform partners Mob Science, Row Sham Bow and Sava Transmedia. Platform Partner Quotes “We are thrilled to partner with Zynga to bring Konami games to the heart of the gaming audience on Zynga.com and Facebook,” said Mr. Kazuhiko Uehara, corporate officer and senior vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment, Co. Ltd. “This new partnership accelerates Konami’s continued success as a top global social games developer and underscores our commitment to provide high quality gaming experiences to the ever-growing social space. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with Zynga to create the best environment possible for playing social games.”
“Our partnership with Zynga is not only a fantastic opportunity to grow the audience of Gourmet Ranch and Crossword Buddies, but also to work hand-in-hand with social gaming experts at the undisputed market leader,” said Paul Gouge, founder and CEO of Playdemic. “We have incredible talent at Playdemic and have already been successful on Facebook, but we know that working with Zynga will rapidly accelerate our growth and bring our games to more players.”“We’re very excited to be working with a company of Zynga’s caliber,” said Jason Kingsley, CEO and creative director of Rebellion. “Our goal is to bring Rebellion games to a broader audience while learning from Zynga’s mastery of the social gaming space. Through the Zynga Platform, we’ll release our first-ever social game. We can’t wait to show players what we’ve been working on.” For information on Zynga Platform partners, please visit: http://company.zynga.com/platform-partners, and check out the blog posts announcing the Zynga Platform and the launch of Zynga.com. Zynga.com assets can be found here: https://zynga.box.com/s/9b16il219hdd7eb04m9q. About Zynga Inc. Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is the world’s leading provider of social game services with more than 240 million monthly active users playing its games, which include CityVille, FarmVille, Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, CastleVille, Hidden Chronicles, Zynga Poker, Empires & Allies, Indiana Jones™ Adventure World, The Pioneer Trail, Mafia Wars and Café World. Zynga’s games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $10 million for world social causes. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the publishing of games by third party developers on Zynga.com and the success of the new Zynga Platform. Our actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the interest of third party developers in launching games on the Zynga Platform, our ability to anticipate and address technical challenges related to operating Zynga.com and changes in the Facebook platform or our relationship with Facebook.
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