Zynga is very intent on strengthening its already secure position as the top provider of casual games in the world. The company, who makes highly popular games like Words With Friends, has announced that it has recently bought four different mobile game companies over the last few months.
The acquisitions Zynga made, as told to Reuters, include Gamedoctors, a German company and the maker of the hit game ZombieSmash. Zynga also said that it has bought Astro Ape Studios, a New York based company.
Zynga also bought San Francisco based company Page44 Studios, which made a name for itself for making the addictive ae World of Goo. Another San Francisco based company that Zynga acquired is HipLogic. Zynga did not share how much it bought each of the companies.
Zynga’s acquisition of the four companies is a big indication of what Zynga’s plans are for the future. The company is already the leader in the creation and distribution of games for social networks like Facebook. The new company acquisitions mean that Zynga has a serious intent to make a stronger presence in the smartphone and tablets market with new and existing games. Zynga’s possible move is a testament to the company’s strong position. The company is only four years old and yet it has already amassed a lot of success.
Originally posted on January 19, 2012 @ 12:02 pm