news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Zynga Acquires Area/Code


Game developer Area/Code, whose work includes iPhone hit Drop7, as well as successful Facebook games Parking Wars and CSI: Crime City, has been acquired by social game giant Zynga. The company has been renamed Zynga New York and is now part of Zynga's development arm.

The acquisition is Zynga's ninth in only eight months, so if you need a new game industry evil-empire scapegoat, they'll probably do.


Joe Donato Video games became an amazing, artful, interactive story-driven medium for me right around when I played Panzer Dragoon Saga on Sega Saturn. Ever since then, I've wanted to be a part of this industry. Somewhere along the line I, possibly foolishly, decided I'd rather write about them than actually make them. So here I am.
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