Zynga has made a huge move today, announcing the launch of their own game portal.
The portal will help the company be less dependent on Facebook, the company for which it produces 12 percent of total revenue. Although the new service will still be "fully Facebook-connected," the company will also open up its gaming platform to third parties.
To access the site you will need a Facebook login.
Included in the beta of the platform are blockbuster hits like CastleVille, Zynga Poker, Hidden Chronicles, and CityVille.
The Zynga Platform is designed with two simple goals: more access to the best social games and more people to play with. In a few days we're turning on a beta of Zynga.com which will feature our most popular games: Words with Friends, CastleVille, Zynga Poker, Hidden Chronicles and CityVille. Soon after, we will be adding great games from other developers too.Every day, we think about the challenges in enabling play. How can we surface more friends that want to help you build your bridge in CityVille? How do we help you find your perfect match in Words With Friends?
More info here: Zynga Blog
Comment by: LordRuss (Mar 02, 2012 15:49)
Urp... I think that was sausage with maple stomach bile... from 3 days ago... Zynga games are pretty nice & kind of a decent time waster if you have a few hours to kill, but I REALLY loath the 'real' money for virtual money, pay to play approach to longevity to social casting in their make-up. I.e., you're not shit if you don't spend oodles of money to play.
Comment by: A5J4DX (Mar 02, 2012 16:48)
dont play any of their games anymore...