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Zynga launches 10 more products in its effort to control the social gaming market

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2011 0:49 User comments (4)

Zynga launches 10 more products in its effort to control the social gaming market Zynga, the social gaming giant, has launched 10 new products today, their biggest push ever as the company competes to control the market.
The company is behind behemoths like CityVille, MafiaWars on Facebook and Live Hold'Em on iOS and Android.

Zynga has now placed "the world's biggest macro bet on social gaming," says CEO Mark Pincus.

Despite being wildly profitable in 2010, net profit fell to just $1.4 million in the Q2 2011, down 90 percent year-over-year.

Five of the new products are for mobiles and some are HTML5 Facebook titles.

The new games are (via Guardian):

- CastleVille, the latest in the popular "Ville" franchise after FarmVille and CityVille

- Hidden Chronicles, a new genre based on finding hidden objects with friends

- Zynga Bingo joins Zynga Poker as the latest in the new Zynga Casino franchise

- Dream Zoo, the compay's first zoo-themed game

- Mafia Wars 2 launched on Monday, but on Tuesday launched on Facebook rival, Google+

- Three new HTML5 games for Facebook mobile: Words With Friends, Poker and FarmVille Express

- Project Z. Little was given away about Project Z, just that gamers will be able to continue Facebook games outside of the social network and reserve usernames from Tuesday

- Two other mobile games: Mafia Wars Shakedown and Dream Zoo

Zynga is expected to go public later this year, with a value of $1 billion due to its hundreds of millions of active users.

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4 user comments

112.10.2011 7:49

Great. Ten new facebook "apps" I'll have to block content from. The "invites" to join this kind of crap are one of the worst forms of spam.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

213.10.2011 5:15

i tryed to get on zynga poker the other week but it just kept taking me to page after page of ads.I dont even play zynga poker the only reason i went on is cause my m8s facebook got hacked and all his poker chips disappeared and i was gonna send him some.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

313.10.2011 6:08

If you don't want this crap, there is an easy fix...turn off that crap called, "FaceBook".

413.10.2011 22:31

I've been playing mafia wars for a few years. This new version is a totally flash based game that sucks. They came out with adventure world first and MW2 feels just like that but with a different theme slapped on it. The gameplay is exactly the same. Flash crashes in chrome like hell too.

As for Zynga poker that use to be fun but now its nothing but jerks going all in before the flop on the first hand. Those people make me sick and I always call on principle. I don't play all that much now though. Got sick and tired of wasting my time.

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