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Zynga acquires wonderland software
Developer Behind acclaimed iOS Game Joins Zynga Mobile family
SAN FRANCISCO – April 27, 2011 - Zynga Inc.
today announced that is has acquired UK-based mobile game developer Wonderland Software, creator of GodFinger for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Wonderland Software will become Zynga Mobile UK, marking Zynga’s first operating studio in the UK. Through this deal, Zynga is acquiring the team at Wonderland and select IP, not including GodFinger. Additional terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“Wonderland is composed of an amazingly talented, creative team, known for developing deeply engaging and innovative games,” said David Ko, Senior Vice President of Mobile, Zynga. “This is a team that has developed novel game technology to tell engrossing stories and I’m incredibly excited to have Wonderland join Zynga as we build a presence in the UK.”
Wonderland Software CEO Matthew Wiggins immediately assumes the role of General Manager, Zynga Mobile UK, reporting to David Ko. Zynga Mobile UK will leverage its leadership team and proprietary technology to focus on creating new mobile social titles that build on and expand Zynga’s mobile portfolio of games. “Wonderland Software has always been dedicated to pursuing big and creative ideas and turning them into games that players love,” said Wiggins. “We are thrilled to continue our vision as part of the Zynga family and to reach millions of mobile players across a spectrum of devices.”
Founded in 2009, Wonderland Software includes veterans of some of the UK’s biggest and best game companies – Lionhead, Codemasters and Bullfrog, amongst others. Wonderland Software’s founders include Matthew Wiggins, Mark Rose and Al Harding.
About Zynga Inc.Zynga Inc. is the world’s largest social game developer with more than 232 million monthly active users playing their games which include CityVille, FarmVille, FrontierVille, Words With Friends, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Café World, and Treasure Isle. Zynga Inc. games are available on a number of global platforms including Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, the iPad, the iPhone and Android devices. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $10 million for world social causes. Zynga Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.zynga.com or www.zynga.org.
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