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Zynga Shutting Down CityVille 2, Other Titles To Cut Costs

Zynga Shutting Down CityVille 2, Other Titles To Cut Costs

By Zach Walton February 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Zynga released its Q4 and year end earnings yesterday, and the results weren’t exactly peachy. The company was able to increase it’s year-over-year revenue, but everything else was relatively flat. Zynga has to start cutting costs somewhere to turn a …

Zynga and Frito-Lay Partner Up For Rewards Zynga and Frito-Lay Partner Up For Rewards
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The next bag of Funyuns you buy might earn you a Spring Llama in FarmVille. Players of three of Zynga’s most popular social games are about to be rewarded for snacking on Cheetos, Ruffles, Dortios, and Lays. Frito-Lay and Zynga …

CityVille Comes To Google+ CityVille Comes To Google+
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One of Facebook’s most popular social games, CityVille, is now available to play on Google+. Now you can build you own city and share it with your circles with CityVille+. CityVille joins a couple of other high-profile games to become …

Zynga: 40-Year-Old Moms Are the New Hardcore Gamers [SXSW]
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Manny Anekal, Zynga’s Director of Brand Advertising spoke a little today at SXSW about storytelling through advertising, but emphasized just how big social gaming is. 1 in 5 Americans play lots of Zynga’s games, he says, noting that the company …

Zynga Set To Release English Countryside Expansion Pack for FarmVille Zynga Set To Release English Countryside Expansion Pack for FarmVille
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Zynga has announced an expansion pack to it’s wildly successful FarmVille game, in hopes to lure back some users. The social gaming company is set to unleash FarmVille English Countryside sometime over the next few weeks. If all goes as …

Zynga Launches CityVille In More Languages

Zynga said today its newest game “CityVille” is now available in Indonesian and Turkish bringing the number of offered languages for the game to eight.

Indonesian and Turkish are more language ‘firsts’ for Zynga and are important markets for the company as it expands internationally. Building from the  success of CityVille, an increased number of players around the world will now be able to play the game in their native languages.

CityVille Hits 100 Million User Mark
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Less than two months ago, something called "CityVille" launched on Facebook.  Now, statistics indicate it’s hit a tremendous milestone – the 100 million user mark – making the game a huge success and its creator, Zynga, a good deal richer.

CityVille Poised To Pass FarmVille As Top Facebook Game
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In the tech community, a lot of people profess to dislike Facebook games such as FarmVille and CityVille.  They’re snubbed due to requiring little thought or skill, and viewed with suspicion since users are encouraged to spend real money.  But there’s no denying their popularity, and it looks like CityVille is about to take the crown.

A few days ago, bloggers noticed that CityVille was closing in on Farmville – long Facebook’s top game – in terms of monthly active users.  Now it looks like a changeup is imminent.

Zynga Launches CityVille On Facebook
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Social game developer Zynga, the creators of the popular Farmville and Mafia Wars on Facebook, has launched its latest game called “CityVille.”

Zynga says CityVille is its most social game to date with new features that allow players to build a city, interact with friends’ cities, and build franchise with the help of their friends.

CityVille is Zynga’s first game to launch internationally and will be available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish on Facebook at Cityville.com.