With the notable exception of HTC, the start of the year has brought nothing but good news for many tech companies. Following this positive trend is Zynga, the leading game development company, which posted a record-breaking $321 million revenue in the first quarter of 2012, for a year-on-year improvement of 32%.
Zynga has other reasons to celebrate, as well – the number of daily active users across all the company’s games (games on Facebook included) increased by 6% to 65 million. Compared to Q1 2011, the number of monthly unique users has increased by 25% to 146 million. As for the number of monthly unique paying users, 3.5 million people didn’t mind [...]
It’s zombie annihilation time, y’all! Zynga, the brain and brawn behind many popular Android apps and games, has finally ported ZombieSmash over to the Android platform. The “Survival Comedy” game will pit you, as Joey the lone survivor, against a horde of unrelenting zombies, which you’ll fend off in a frenzy of flicking, tapping, and smashing.
There are four games modes to select from:Campaign Mode, where you have to survive 31 intense days against the zombie threat and another 30 nights in the New Camp Nowhere campaign. Endless Siege Mode, where you’ll be up against a non-stop zombie assault. Sandbox Mode, where you can try out all various tools to rain [...]
Draw Something, the app that has united millions of iOS and Android device owners in a world-spanning doodling frenzy, has received some major updates yesterday. So what has OMGPOP, now owned by Zynga (after splashing out $180 million) added to the game?
As far as cosmetic changes go, the updated Draw Something has a new snazzy intro and nicer graphics. In terms of functional enhancements, the biggest change is the fact that players can now leave comments to others once they finished their masterpiece. You can say sorry in advance for your potentially terrible depiction of Kate Winslet or brag about it, if you’re a better than average doodler.
The rising giant of the casual gaming world, Zynga, has recently acquired OMGPOP, the struggling game developer behind the hugely popular Draw Something game for Android and iOS. Now, it seems that Zynga is hard at work whipping Draw Something into even better form, to ensure that the Pictionary-style game maintains its momentum.
Just days after the $180 million acquisition was announced, we found out that a huge update to Draw Something is coming, one that has the game’s legions of fans very excited. And for good reason – the upcoming features will give the game some much needed polish. If you got an email yesterday from Zynga/OMGPOP, you probably already [...]
Zynga’s Words With Friends took both the Android Market and the App Store by storm just last year. And now, the gaming giant has brought Scramble With Friends to the Google Play store.
The gameplay of Scramble With Friends is very similar to that of Boggle. Simply slide your finger over adjacent letters to form words in all directions. In addition, in the later rounds, Zynga has thrown in word and letter bonuses (Triple Letter, Double Word, etc.).
Upon starting a game with one of your Facebook friends, a random person, or anyone else with a user name, you can start the first round. There are 3 rounds to every game and each round is 2 minutes long. Zynga [...]