Laid-Off Zynga Employee Dishes Company’s Dirty Secrets To Reddit

A recently fired Zynga employee was handed his walking papers via a form letter that was simple addressed to “Departing Employee” and now that work is opening up about Zynga and its “terrible” business strategy. With Zynga recently reducing nearly 20 percent of its workforce we knew it was only a matter of time before […]

The Ties That Bind Are No More, Zynga Removes Facebook Login Requirement

Remember when we use to believe that Facebook and Zynga would be besties for life? Those days are over. A few months ago Zynga and Facebook renegotiated their contract, a move that allowed other social gaming platforms to play on an even keel with the social gaming giant. This week Zynga removed the Facebook log-in […]

Zynga Closes Baltimore Office, Consolidates Workers In Texas, NYC

Faltering social game giant Zynga is busily cutting costs, this time at the expense of its now closed Baltimore studio. The company on Monday also announced plans to consolidate its New York City and Texas offices. As previously reported Zynga has closed its Boston and Tokyo locations, laying off 5 percent of its overall workforce. […]

‘FarmVille’ Animated Series Could Be Headed To The Small Screen

Zynga’s popular social game FarmVille could be headed to the small screen in the near future. Brett Ratner, the director responsible for such films as Rush Hour, Red Dragon, and The Tower Heist, will produce the televised version of the farming simulation. The filmmaker is reportedly working alongside Canadian production company Six Eleven Media to […]

Zynga Beats Wall Street Expectations, Stock Jumps 6%

Zynga posted better-than-expected earnings and revenue for Q4. News of the company’s increased performance helped shares jump by 6%. The social gaming network reported earnings per share of $0.01 on revenue of $311.2 million in the December quarter. Wall Street analysts had estimated an EPS of -$0.03 on revenue of $212 million. Instead Zynga reported […]

Zynga Ditching Three More Games, CityVille 2 On The Chopping Block

Social gaming company Zynga has announced plans to shut down three more games – City Ville 2, Party Friends and The Friend Game. While may users may not have heard about Party Friends and The Friend Game, CityVille 2 was the successor of the popular CityVille title, one of Zynga’s biggest hits of all-time. According […]

Zynga’s Chief Game Designer Brian Reynolds Quits

Brian Reynolds, the chief game designer at social gaming network Zynga has called it quits. Reynolds’ resignation was first reported by Polygon. While Reynold’s reason for leaving the company was not made immediately clear, President of games Steve Chiang released the following statement: “Brian has a long history in the game industry and has been […]

King Overtakes Zynga To Become Facebook’s Top Game Provider has become the number one social gaming provider on Facebook, overtaking reigning champion Zynga. According to independent analytics firm AppData, managed to rack up three games in Facebook’s top 10 for January 2013. Taking the top spot is Candy Crush Saga, a Bejeweled-style game with multi-player support. The No. 1 game launched in […]