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Zynga, Tencent team up for Chinese version of 'CityVille'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 Jul 2011 1:24

Zynga, Tencent team up for Chinese version of 'CityVille'

Social gaming giant Zynga has announced today that they have teamed up with Tencent to begin offering a Chinese version of the popular 'CityVille' game.
Dubbed "Zynga City," the new game will be available via Tencent’s Pengyou service, in Chinese language, and with new elements that integrate Chinese traditional and pop culture, says BW.

Tencent is China's largest provider of online games, and Zynga is the largest social gaming company on Facebook with 271 million active monthly users playing games like CityVille, FarmVille, Live Hold Em Poker Pro and Empires & Allies.

CityVille, by itself, has 88 million monthly users on Facebook.

Zynga plans to IPO next month, raising $1 billion for itself with a $16-$20 billion valuation.

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