Zynga News


Modojo Rewind: Pokemon Giveaways; Scandals; and Mario, Mario, Super Mario Run

By Shack Staff, Dec 09, 2016 3:30pm PST

This Modojo Rewind we bring you tons of Mario, Pokémon giveaways, and scandal in the world of mobile gaming!


"I like these, although I wish we saw more 3ds content here. Which site is Switch content going ..."

- one random winner see all 7 comments

Don Mattrick leaves Zynga

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2015 2:15pm PDT

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick has left the company, leaving founder Mark Pincus as the new acting CEO.


"lol an attempt? By doing what? I used to work with Mattrick, had lunch with him several ..."

- VegasX see all 34 comments

Tiger Woods returns to video games, thanks to Zynga

By Robert Workman, Aug 07, 2014 9:00pm PDT

The pro golfer will be a part of the new Zynga Sports 365 project.


"unlock the next hole for 7 gems, or wait 43 hours to finish Tiger's cooldown period."

- vertdang see all 7 comments

Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus steps down as Chief Product Officer

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 23, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus has stepped down from his role as Chief Product Officer, less than a year after he gave his position as CEO to former Xbox chief Don Mattrick.


FarmVille 2: Country Escape hits mobile devices

By Steve Watts, Apr 18, 2014 7:15am PDT

Zynga has released the free-to-play FarmVille 2: Country Escape this week, a companion to its web FarmVille game with a more relaxed pace and offline mode.


Zynga announces new mobile versions of FarmVille, Poker, and Words with Friends

By Steve Watts, Mar 03, 2014 12:30pm PST

Zynga is introducing new mobile versions of three of its most popular Facebook games, as it attempts to gain a foothold on the mobile market.


Zynga buys Clumsy Ninja & Backbreaker dev, NaturalMotion

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 30, 2014 5:35pm PST

Zynga has purchased NaturalMotion for $527 million, a developer best known for the Backbreaker football game and the free-to-play Clumsy Ninja for iOS.


"I hope they keep selling their tech because it's what makes GTA 4 and 5 so much fun. It's a ..."

- Snipergen see all 13 comments

Zynga co-founder Justin Waldron leaving company

By Steve Watts, Oct 17, 2013 8:00am PDT

Zynga co-founder Justin Waldron has decided to leave the company after six years.


Zynga releases free-to-play MOBA Solstice Arena on PC

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 16, 2013 5:15pm PDT

Zynga's speed MOBA, Solstice Arena, has released on Steam and will allow players across iOS, Mac, and PC to fight alongside (and against) one another.


"lol, Zynga never had a good brand right from the get go, they just stumbled across insane levels ..."

- Creepin_Jeezus see all 7 comments

Zynga co-founder 'bored with all games'

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2013 11:55pm PDT

Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus says he's "bored" with games, and hasn't found one that hooked him like FarmVille or CityVille.


"Give it time. The truly next gen games don't start until next year."

- Novan Leon see all 23 comments

Zynga loses nearly half its daily users, CEO Don Mattrick warns of 'more volatility'

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 25, 2013 1:45pm PDT

New Zynga CEO Don Mattrick certainly has an uphill battle ahead of him. The social gaming giant reported significant losses for the previous quarter--and not just the monetary kind.


"I am beginning to wonder if these fools have ever heard the term Fad before, you know the thing ..."

- bloodreviara see all 28 comments

Microsoft entertainment chief Don Mattrick resigns, becomes CEO at Zynga [Update]

By John Keefer, Jul 01, 2013 1:15pm PDT

Microsoft's head of interactive entertainment Don Mattrick, who has been in the spotlight with the recent Xbox One reveal and subsequent policy changes, may be leaving the company to take a similarly high profile job at Zynga.


"Going from a steady company to what seems to be a declining one. Yeah, that makes sense."

- tossitupdude see all 50 comments

Elite Beat Agents dev partners with Zynga to launch Eden to Green

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 23, 2013 6:00pm PDT

The once-great developer of Gitaroo Man and Elite Beat Agents has a new iOS and Android game out published by Zynga.


"waaaaaaitaminute, are you trying to tell me that someone associated with ZYNGA is making a copy ..."

- vertdang see all 5 comments

Zynga layoffs at OMGPOP no surprise, ex-staffer says

By John Keefer, Jun 05, 2013 1:15pm PDT

The reports of OMGPOP's closure as part of a massive layoffs at Zynga are apparently true, but one former employee said the end was not a surprise, and was met with no sadness.


"Ah, a heartwarming story of two businesses built on stolen ideas coming together, milking each ..."

- Boxelder see all 7 comments

Report: OMGPOP closed in Zynga layoffs

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2013 3:15pm PDT

OMGPOP, the studio picked up by Zynga after the breakout success of Draw Something, has reportedly been closed as part of yesterday's layoffs.


"Do we have any proof that most of the people there had any sort of equity they could cash out? I ..."

- Schnapple see all 12 comments