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Zynga lets it all hang out with the launch of the newest mobile game "Hanging with Friends"
A New Twist On A Classic Game From The Creators Of Words With Friends
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - June 6, 2011 - Watch out Words With Friends fans, your new obsession is almost here! Today Zynga announced the rollout of Hanging With Friends, the next game from the Zynga With Friends team and the latest addition to the "With Friends" family of titles. Hanging With Friends takes the classic game of Hangman and introduces new elements of creativity, strategy and entertainment for all ages. Beginning today, Hanging With Friends is available in Canada via the Apple App Store and will be available widely in the coming days. Hanging with Friends comes on the heels of two recent Facebook platform launches for Zynga: GagaVille in FarmVille and the new social combat game Empires & Allies.
Hanging With Friends challenges players to take turns creating and guessing words to stump, amuse and impress friends. Players choose their avatar from a line-up of delightfully colorful characters and then join their opponents in a hilarious race to see who can hang on the longest. Guess correctly and survive to play another round. Miss a word, and its one step closer to the end! Players can also grasp at strategic lifelines that offer crucial hints and watch instant replays that provide a glimpse into their opponent's tactics.
"We took a game that everyone knows and loves and reinvented it for the With Friends platform. Hanging With Friends is a truly social game that puts your creativity and puzzle-solving skills to the test," said Paul Bettner, Vice President and General Manager of Zynga With Friends. "Our fans asked for more and we told them to hang in there. Hanging With Friends is what they've been waiting for - a new way to enjoy social play with your friends on the go!"
Leveraging the massive With Friends community, players can connect to Hanging With Friends with their existing With Friends account or utilize Facebook Connect to easily find new friends to take on. In Hanging With Friends players move at their own pace, and up to 20 simultaneous games can be enjoyed at the same time. Push notifications alert players when it's their turn and in-game chat messaging invites some serious smack talk. And if a player's own friends leave them hanging, the random opponent feature will instantly find new challengers.
Hanging With Friends will be available soon as a free or premium download from the App Store on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, or at www.iTunes.com/AppStore. So hang in there!
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, Cafe 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.