All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CityVille’

Zynga Shutting Down CityVille 2, Other Titles To Cut Costs

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 profit, and shutting down games appears to be the first strategy on its list. During its conference call yesterday, Zynga …

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Zynga Launches CityVille 2 On Facebook

It’s old news by now, but Zynga is still in a fair bit of trouble. The company downsized its workforce by 150 employees last month and closed a studio.The move undoubtedly raised some concerns about the future of the company, but the social games maker is pushing forward with the release of a new highly anticipated title. Zynga announced today …

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Sim City Social Aiming Directly For Zynga In New Video

The social gaming world is getting more and more cut throat as the days go by. There is no better example of this than this new video from EA titled “More City Less ‘Ville.” This is an obvious shot at Zynga and their seemingly hundreds of ‘ville games like Farmville and Cityville. This video has a catchy tune and even …

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Zynga Holding Second Annual “Unleashed” Event

Since going public last year Zynga hasn’t really had the best of times. Its overall value has dropped 40% since December. So when they announced that they were launching a gaming platform outside of Facebook, a lot of people raised their eyebrows as to wether or not they could survive without the social media behemoth. With their announcement that they …

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Zynga Is Top Dog In the Facebook Gaming Market [Infographic]

Earlier today WebProNews’s Mike Fossum reported that Zynga CEO Mike Pincus is selling 15 percent of his stock in the company’s secondary offering to prevent share dumping. The news comes just two days after the social network game developer acquired rival developer OMGPOP to the tune of some $200. That acquisition, which landed the company control of “Draw Something,” currently …

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Eat Cheetos, Win FarmVille Items with Zynga/Frito-Lay Promotion

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 have teamed up for a promotion that allows Facebook gamers to unlock prizes in FarmVille, CityVille, and CastleVille by purchasing …

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CityVille Comes To Google+

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 available on the new social network. Users have been able to play Angry Birds and Zynga Poker for a little …

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Zynga: 40-Year-Old Moms Are the New Hardcore Gamers [SXSW]

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 is changing the gaming landscape, and increasing the landscape of the overall gaming experience. In other words, people that didn’t …

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Zynga Set To Release English Countryside Expansion Pack for FarmVille

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 planned, this expansion pack could return the game to its past glory as the game with the largest and most …

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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.

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CityVille Hits 100 Million User Mark

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.

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CityVille Poised To Pass FarmVille As Top Facebook Game

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.

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Zynga Launches CityVille On Facebook

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


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