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Draw Something gets updated with new look and gameplay features

by: Bams SadewoJune 15, 2012

A quick question for fans of Draw Something, do you still doodle on a daily basis?

If you said no, it seems you’re not the only one who have become disenchanted with the game. In the last few months, Appdata reveals that the number of daily users of the game has dropped from a 14 million high to just 7.6 million users. With Draw Something’s star getting dimmer by the day, it’s only to be expected that Zynga and OMGPOP are trying to inject some new excitement back into the game, coupled with a “fresh new look!”

Some new features of the game that users will get include the ability to choose special words to draw from over 30 funny categories, but you have to use [...]

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Facebook gaming shows first signs of weakness

by: Mike AndriciJune 14, 2012

It’s funny how some companies manage to rise to unbelievable heights in one quarter, only to hit all-time lows the next one. Zynga, the social game developer that has gained most of its profits (and popularity) by developing games for the Facebook platform, turns out to be one of these companies. Shares of the company have dropped to their lowest level since the December IPO (initial public offering). Today, Zynga shares are evaluated at just $4.98, a whole 50% off Zynga’s IPO price of $10. Even more disappointing is the fact that each share has depreciated threefold since their record high of $15.91 back in March 2012.

Citing AppData (a service that tracks Facebook app [...]

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With $321 million Q1 2012 revenues, Zynga is the top dog of Android games

by: Bams SadewoApril 28, 2012

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 [...]

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Zynga’s ZombieSmash comes to Google Play Store, Android bot turns into zombie

by: Bams SadewoApril 28, 2012

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 [...]
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Draw Something gets new “drawsome” features

by: Bams SadewoApril 20, 2012

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.

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Zynga is fattening up the cash cow: Draw Something to get big update

by: Danic FilipMarch 28, 2012

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 [...]

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Scramble With Friends by Zynga hits Play Store

by: Matthew SabatiniMarch 24, 2012

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 [...]

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