Zynga creates its own online gaming platform

Posted on Mar 13 2012 - 9:39pm by Thomas Sharp

Online gaming giant Zynga has decided to redesign the company’s website to begin the end of its reliance on Facebook, setting itself up to become a standalone platform for gaming.

Zynga, the company that made big Facebook hits such as Farmville, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker and Hidden Chronicles, has launched its own Zynga Platform that will allow developers to use it to host their own creations.

The new platform is designed for those users who don’t use Facebook or other platforms to play games. Mark Pincus, founder of Zynga, said that they have invested heavily in order to build a network tuned for “delivering social gaming at scale.”

It seems like Zynga has made the right move, as a number of big names in the gaming business have also signed up for the service. Just recently, Japanese gaming giant Konami and United Kingdom-based Rebellion and Playdemic have signed up with the company. This means that they will be able to publish gaes to both Zynga.com and Facebook via Zynga.

“From Konami, one of the most esteemed game creators of our time, to the talented teams at Playdemic and Rebellion – we’re honoured to welcome these new Zynga Platform partners,” said Zynga’s head of platform partners Rob Dyer in a press release. “All three represent some of the best game development talent in the industry.”

The Zynga Platform still retains ties with the social network, as users are required to log in with their Facebook credentials and use their Facebook credits.

 

via: Huffington Post

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