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Articles tagged with "Zynga"

Android App Video Review: Scramble With Friends Free

Just to keep my bases covered, Scramble is the word hunting puzzler in which several lettered tiles are randomly assorted in a four by four square. You must link letters together side by side or diagonal to spell out various words, never using the same letter twice in a word. Your usual double and t ... Full Article »

April 2, 2012 9:54am

Mix it up with Scramble With Friends on your Android

Dear Alec Baldwin, please don’t download this game! The addictive gameplay will only get you into more trouble, particularly while traveling on planes, trains and automobiles because it’s just as fun and social as the game that got you thrown off a commercial flight. Scramble With Friends Free ... Full Article »

March 26, 2012 4:30pm

Build an interesting menagerie of animals with Dream Zoo for Android

Have you always wanted to possess your own zoo? Well now you can (sort of), on your Android device, minus shoveling elephant poop and risking your life to feed a cheetah. The free Dream Zoo app by Zynga is all about collecting common and rare animals and breeding said animals to produce more rare ve ... Full Article »

February 26, 2012 4:30pm

FarmVille, Words With Friends publisher Zynga files for $1.15 billion IPO

After the intense growth afforded by social games on Facebook, Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS devices, and the purchase of 14 other gaming companies in the past 12 months, Zynga has filed for an initial public offering. It’s a doozy, too. The FarmVille and Words With Friends maker ... Full Article »

December 2, 2011 1:20pm

Adobe Flash 11 to bring 3D glory to Android game developers

The game market for Android is certainly expanding, from the technology side as well as the publisher’s. Adobe is enabling the tech side of things, with the release of the new Flash Player 11 and Air 3 (coming in October). The updates will enable 3D games within its Flash media player, expanding o ... Full Article »

September 21, 2011 9:52am

Words With Friends dev: Single player mode ‘would have crippled our game’

The way to really be successful with a mobile game is to distill it down to its core element, and make sure that everything that goes into the game after that builds on, and complements, that experience. That’s the trick, according to Zynga With Friends Technical Director Vijay Thakkar: a concise ... Full Article »

March 1, 2011 3:43pm

Game platforms take over Android OS: GetJar, Zynga and beyond

GetJar gets a full tank The Mobile World Congress event is still going on in Barcelona, but that doesn’t mean there’s not any room for some fun and games. Game platform and distributor GetJar announced it has raised $25 million in funding today, making some significant funds available for the e ... Full Article »

February 15, 2011 9:47am

In-app purchases will lead to explosion in Android gaming

Android 3.0 Honeycomb for mobile tablets was on the docket for Google’s (GOOG) keynote event this week, but its two smaller announcements -- one for a web-based version of the Android Market and another for software that will allow developers to facilitate in-app purchases -- are what will really ... Full Article »

February 3, 2011 1:00pm

Android gets sweeter with Honeycomb, a web-based store and more

Honeycomb, web store extend the mobile cloud Expectations ran high leading up to Android’s press event yesterday, and Google (GOOG) didn’t disappoint. Demonstrating Honeycomb 3.0 in detail, the new operating system is designed with tablets in mind. An impressive 3D display and streamlined inter ... Full Article »

February 3, 2011 9:30am

PlayStation Phone analyzed on U.S. soil

There’s so much information available about the Xperia Play, Sony Ericcson’s (SNE) forever-rumored PlayStation Phone, that one would almost expect to find one in the U.S. Oh wait -- tech blog Engadget did, and they’ve pretty much dissected the phone for our benefit. A big rundown is available ... Full Article »

January 26, 2011 4:05pm

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