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Zynga Launches Four Partner Games on Zynga.com; Welcomes Nine New Partners

Friday, September 07, 2012

Zynga Launches Four Partner Games on Zynga.com; Welcomes Nine New Partners05:00 EDT Friday, September 07, 2012SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA), the world's leading provider of social games services, today announced the launch of four partner games on Zynga.com and welcomes nine new partners on the Zynga Platform. For the first time ever, games from third party developers will be available on Zynga's own destination for play, including: Sava Transmedia's Rubber Tacos, RocketPlay's Sports Casino, Majesco Entertainment Company's (Nasdaq:COOL) Mini Putt Park and 50 Cubes' Fashion Designer. Zynga now has 24 partners across web and mobile that will bring games to the 306 million monthly active users on the Zynga network. New Zynga partners announced today include: Antic Entertainment, Big Bite Games, CrayonPixel, Eruptive Games, JamRT, The Method, Playnery, RocketPlay and TikGames. "Zynga.com brings people a new way to connect with friends and meet new people who love to play, and it gives our players an easy way to discover new games they might enjoy," said Rob Dyer, VP of partner publishing, Zynga. "We're thrilled to be working with our partners to bring the first set of third-party games to our network of players on Zynga.com and Facebook, and are excited to help our players discover new games by shining a light on some of the most talented game developers in the industry." First announced in March 2012, Zynga Platform is a social gaming platform and network designed to give players the most social and fun gaming experience wherever they play – by offering new ways to connect with other people who love games – while helping third-party developers of all sizes launch, promote, scale and grow their games and business. Zynga also enables partners to tap into channels and features that increase social engagement, as well as leverage analytics that measure and drive social experiences. In June 2012, Zynga also announced Zynga Partners for Mobile, opening its doors to mobile game developers to help distribute and promote their games to Zynga's global network of players. Zynga recently launched its first third party game with Horn for iOS and Android, developed by one of its first partners, Phosphor Games.New Zynga Partner Games:Sava Transmedia's Rubber Tacos is a bouncing puzzle game where players explore, flip and jump through more than 120 levels in an effort to help the Taco Family recover all of their peppers stolen by a crazy piñata. Players can also challenge their friends, as well as create and share their own levels. Rubber Tacos is now available on http://zynga.com/play/rubbertacos and Facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/rubbertacos.RocketPlay's Sports Casino is a social sports-betting game in which players can enjoy authentic Las Vegas-style sportsbook experiences through in-game, real-time betting, while also competing with friends. Sports Casino is now available on http://zynga.com/play/sportscasino and Facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/sportscasino/.Majesco's Mini Putt Park gives players complete control over their very own mini-golf park, letting them build the course of their dreams and play against friends from around the world. Mini Putt Park is now available on http://zynga.com/play/miniputtpark and Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiniPuttPark.50 Cubes' Fashion Designer is a highly original fashion game where players can express their personal style, share original creations with friends and comb through a plethora of user generated designs. Fashion Designer is now available on http://zynga.com/play/fashiondesignergame and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fashiondesignergame. "As an independent game developer we are thrilled to partner with Zynga," said Alain Tascan, President and CEO of Sava Transmedia. "Zynga offers us not only great exposure for our games like Rubber Tacos, but it also offers priceless insights on ways to improve the game experience for players." "We are excited to bring JamJam's unique cross-genre musical game experience to Zynga's network of players very soon," said Tal Barnoach, Co-Founder and Chairman, JamRT. "Together we have created a video driven social rhythm game that changes how you and your friends experience music." Partner games coming soon to Zynga.com include: Crayon Pixel's Atlas Raider, Eruptive's Citizen Grim, Fat Pebble's Clay Jam, JamRT's JamJam, MobScience's Legends: Rise of a Hero, Portalarium's Ultimate Collector, The Method's Yard Sale: Hidden Treasures, and Row Sham Bow and Danke Games's Knights of the Rose (developed by Perfect World). For more information, contact press@zynga.com.About Zynga Inc. Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA) is the world's leading provider of social game services with 306 million monthly active users playing its games, which include FarmVille, Words With Friends, Matching With Friends, Scramble With Friends, The Ville, Bubble Safari, Ruby Blast, Draw Something, Zynga Slingo, CastleVille, CityVille, Hidden Chronicles, Zynga Poker, Zynga Bingo, Zynga Slots, Empires & Allies, The Pioneer Trail, and Mafia Wars. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $10 million for world social causes. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. The Zynga Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11743Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, our launch of games by third party developers on the Zynga Platform, including through our Zynga Partners for Mobile program, and the success of such games; upcoming features for the Zynga Platform; building and expanding the Zynga Platform and Zynga With Friends Network; the continued success of our franchise games and our games, platform and network generally; and our future operational plans, prospects and opportunities to expand our business. Forward-looking statements often include words such as "outlook," "projected," "will," "anticipate," "believe," "expect," and statements in the future tense are generally forward-looking statements. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of our future performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, our relationship with Facebook or changes in the Facebook platform, our ability to launch new games in a timely manner and monetize these games, our ability to control expenses, competition, changing interests of players, intellectual property disputes or other litigation, asset impairment charges, our ability to anticipate and address technical challenges that may arise, acquisitions by us and changes in corporate strategy or management. More information about factors that could affect our operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations web site at http://investor.zynga.com or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update such statements.CONTACT: Kelly Paluka Kunz press@zynga.com 415-503-0303