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Zynga gaming platform signs major partner

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Mar 2012 21:08

Zynga gaming platform signs major partner Zynga has announced that it has signed a deal with developer Konami for content on its new 'Zynga Platform.'
Additionally, the company has inked deals with minor developers Rebellion and Playdemic.

The social gaming company launched the site earlier this month, in an effort to be less dependent on Facebook, the company for which it produces 12 percent of total revenue. Although the new service is still "fully Facebook-connected," the company will also open up its gaming platform to third parties.

Available so far in the beta of the platform are blockbuster hits like CastleVille, Zynga Poker, Hidden Chronicles, and CityVille.

Konami is behind classic games like Metal Gear Solid, Contra and Silent Hill, and will certainly bring some much needed "legitimacy" to the platform. It is unclear what content/games the new partners will bring to the service.

If you have a Facebook login, you can test the service at zynga.com

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