Farming Words: FarmVille Acquires Words With Friends

Farming Words: FarmVille Acquires Words With Friends
technology

Social game maker, Zynga hopes to bolster mobile game development as “The Zynga With Friends Studio.”

Kyana Gordon
  • 2 december 2010

Zynga, the makers of FarmVille have made public their acquisition of Newtoy, Inc, the producers of popular mobile games Words with Friends and Chess with Friends. Announced today, Newtoy has been renamed the Zynga With Friends Studio, and has been repositioned as a game studio, building new games that integrate its Games with Friends franchise with the Zynga group. This acquisition seeks to extend Zynga’s global footprint, by creating greater opportunity for the company since Newtoy’s Word with Friends has been downloaded 12 million times on iPad, iPhone and iPod. Paul Bettner, VP and GM of The Zynga With Friends Studio explains:

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