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Zynga officially launches Studio in India to expand Creative Development

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Largest Studio Outside of US to Double Headcount and Focus on Creative Elements within Popular Zynga Games

Zynga Inc., the world’s largest social game developer, today announced the official launch of Zynga Studio-I in Bangalore. After launching operations in India one year ago, the expanded studio will develop new game mechanics, in-game features and creative elements to delight users across an array of Zynga’s most popular games. Zynga also announced plans to double the headcount in India during 2011, further reinforcing its commitment to this market. 

As the largest Zynga studio outside of the US, Studio-I will focus on innovative game development to create new features that will delight players.  Additionally, the studio will be engaged in full life-cycle game development the same as other already existing studios.

To aid this growth, Zynga India will continue to recruit engineers, product managers, game designers, artists and senior management to strategically grow operations. These professionals are expected to have an eye for gaming and experience of handling large volume environments, graphics, networking, cloud computing and security among other expertise.

“In only one year, India has made exciting advancements in technology that have truly improved efficiency for the entire company,” said Shan Kadavil, Country Manager, Zynga India.  “With the launch of Studio-I, we are expanding our capabilities to leverage the amount of creative talent based in India for new features within Zynga’s popular games.  We are looking for more people with an entrepreneurial drive combined with engineering and artistic skills to join our exciting and growing team.”

Known across the globe for its widely popular games such as CityVille, FarmVille, Mafia Wars, YoVille and FishVille, Zynga is committed to continually enhancing the player experience. The expansion of Studio-I comes on the heels of the recent launch of Zynga Game Cards in India, which provide an easy way for players to purchase virtual goods within games.  These user-focused initiatives will continue along with activities such as fan and community events.

About Zynga
Zynga Inc. is the world’s largest social game developer, with more than 250+ million monthly active users playing their games, which include CityVille, FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Café World, Treasure Isle, YoVille, FishVille and PetVille. Zynga Inc. games are available on a number of global platforms including Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, the iPad and iPhone. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $5 million for world social causes. Zynga Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.zynga.com or www.zynga.org.

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