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Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced the worldwide launch of Puzzle Combat, a new mobile match-3 action role-playing game (RPG) where players recruit heroes, build bases and compete in player-vs-player (PvP) battles in a zombie-themed setting.


Puzzle Combat is developed by Helsinki-based Small Giant Games, a subsidiary of Zynga Inc. and the studio behind the hit game Empires & Puzzles.



In Puzzle Combat, players will immerse themselves in battling enemies from the dangerous Dread Army with power-ups by creating unique match combinations.


Players recruit spies, medics, demolition experts and more to fight on their side, each bringing unique special attacks to the fray. Players will also design impenetrable bases by constructing and upgrading buildings like foundries, workshops, training schools and quarters.


“Puzzle Combat gives players the rush of commanding the ultimate squad of heroes, all through the familiar fun of a match-3 experience,” said Jose Saarniniemi, Managing Director of Small Giant Games.


“By combining key elements of Empires & Puzzles with a new, modern combat-themed game design, Puzzle Combat immerses players in a dynamic, action-packed virtual world filled with zombies. Following today’s release, we expect Puzzle Combat to build a community of engaged gamers with additional themes and upgraded features designed to appeal to players around the world.”


Puzzle Combat matches players in PvP battles with other players around the world. To achieve combat dominance, players summon hundreds of individualized powerful heroes, each with unique abilities, and collect different weapons to upgrade and use in the field.


As players progress, they can also join alliances to share best tactics and compete in challenging team events to promote their heroes, advance together and form the ultimate fighting force.


Key gaming highlights include:

· More than 200 unique heroes for players to collect and upgrade.
· Fast-paced match-3 action with special attacks unlocked by matching similar tiles in unique combinations.
· Base-building designed to train your recruits into heroes, farm for food, mine metals, craft critical battle items and more.
· Extensive PvP raid seasons with valuable rewards.
· Cooperative alliance game modes to dismantle powerful war machines, attack rivals in team battles and dominate in team events.
· Social features, such as global and alliance chats, allow players to exchange tactics and form teams to achieve the next level of gameplay.
· Limited time events to earn unique rewards and compete against other players.


Puzzle Combat is available now for iOS and Android as a free download.


For more information, visit:
Facebook ( https://bit.ly/3t8uHp6 )
Twitter ( https://bit.ly/2OyxNnf )
Instagram ( https://bit.ly/3dPfxyy )


Zynga will release its first quarter 2021 results after the close of the market on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.


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Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced that it has acquired Echtra Games, a cross-platform game studio composed of a development team whose core members have previously shaped the world of action role-playing games through their work on genre-defining titles including Diablo, Diablo II, the Torchlight franchise and more.



The Echtra Games team strengthens Zynga’s cross-platform play future by adding talented developers with extensive cross-platform play experience as well as proprietary cross-platform development tools and technologies that have been built on top of the Unreal Engine. Specifically, the Echtra Games team will be developing a new, yet to be announced RPG for cross-platform play in partnership with Zynga’s NaturalMotion studio.


“Max and his team at Echtra Games are responsible for some of the most legendary game properties ever created, and they are experts in the action RPG genre and cross-platform development. I’m excited to welcome the Echtra Games team into the Zynga family,” said Frank Gibeau, Chief Executive Officer of Zynga. “This acquisition will be instrumental in growing our iconic licenses and brands from mobile to PCs and consoles, while helping to further expand Zynga’s total addressable market.”



“Echtra Games is delighted to be joining the Zynga family,” said Max Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Echtra Games.


“We share Zynga’s vision that cross-platform play is an essential part of the future of RPGs and interactive entertainment and are eager to apply our vast experience and talents to this effort.”


Echtra Games was founded in 2016 and is led by an experienced group of industry veterans.


Max Schaefer and his leadership team co-founded companies such as Blizzard North, Flagship Studios and Runic Games, and have strong development experience on titles such as Diablo, Diablo II, the Torchlight franchise, The Sims 4 and more. Echtra Games’ veteran employees have worked with companies such as Blizzard, Disney, Electronic Arts, Runic Games, Kabam and Undead Labs. Echtra Games’ development team has published and run live services on mobile, PC, Playstation 4, XBox One and the Nintendo Switch.



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Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced that winter holiday celebrations are rolling out in its recently released mobile game Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells. Officially licensed from Warner Bros.


Games and published under the Portkey Games label, players of the game will be treated to a series of seasonal festivities throughout December, ranging from special limited-time collection events to a host of holiday decor and surprises.



In the game, players can collect cards to complete the new, limited-time ‘Christmas in the Wizarding World’ album to earn a mythical Unicorn as their companion magical creature.


Later in the month, holiday decor and weather will turn Hogwarts into a wintry, wizarding wonderland as players encounter falling snowflakes on their gameboard that can be collected to earn rewards.


Bringing a bang to the festivities, brightly colored ‘Wizard Cracker’ boosts will drop into the puzzles unexpectedly, giving players the gift of an extra gem-clearing blast as they complete puzzles in this magical Match-3 game.


Bringing style to the season, international artist and known Harry Potter fan Zayn Malik has worked closely with the Zynga team to create new customization elements for the magical Match-3 title.


To replicate more life-like features for his avatar in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, Zayn worked to create new eyebrow, earring, beard and eye customizations that will be available in-game to all players in the new year.


Malik has shared artwork of his in-game avatar on his own social channels in December, with an invitation for his fans and fellow gamers to share images of their own.


Additionally, as the calendar arrives at Christmas Eve, players can also visit the Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells social channels for more surprises and holiday cheer during the last week of the year.



“I really enjoyed working with the Zynga team coming up with new elements to the avatar creator,” said Zayn Malik. “I feel like seeing the animated version of myself in the game made it way more fun and with these new customizations that are coming soon, all players will have the opportunity to feel more connected to the game and make their character look more like themselves!”


“As any fan of the Harry Potter books and films knows, Christmas at Hogwarts is a very special time,” said Yaron Leyvand, Senior Vice President of Games at Zynga. “For the first winter holiday for Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, we wanted to treat players to a range of new content and seasonal rewards, released throughout December. We’re excited to celebrate the season with players and also have many more magical Match-3 events and activities in store for next year.”



In Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, players enter a Match-3 adventure brimming with the spells, humour, colour and characters of the Harry Potter series.


Featuring the soundtrack and voiceover recordings from the original Harry Potter films, fans follow an authentic, mobile retelling of Harry’s journey through the wizarding world.


Earning spells and special boosts as they advance, players solve Match-3 puzzles populated with hopping Chocolate Frogs, fluttering Winged Keys, battling wizard chess pieces and other unexpected obstacles and objects.


In the spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition at Hogwarts, players can join or form clubs with other fans to socialise, collaborate on puzzle strategies, share lives and vie for prizes in exclusive Club Events.


Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells is playable on iOS and Android devices worldwide, as well as on Amazon Kindle and Facebook. For more information and to connect with other fans, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit the game’s website at www.harrypotterpuzzlesandspells.com.


Supporting visual assets available at: https://bit.ly/HPPSHoliday


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건국대 예술디자인대학 영상전공 학내 게임 벤처기업인 ‘소젠게임즈’(Sogen Games) 가 퀘스트형 퍼즐게임 ‘퍼즐 젤리팡 for kakao’ 를 출시했다고 밝혔다.

소젠게임즈는 산업현장과 학생들을 연결하는 플렛폼의 역할을 하고자 건국대 신지호 교수를 중심으로 지난 2011년 설립된 모바일게임 전문회사로, 2012년에 출시한 ‘레스토랑스타’ 는 전 세계 50개국에서 출시됐으며 누적 다운로드 100만건을 기록하기도 했다.

▲ 건국대 신지호 교수 (사진제공: 건국대학교)

이번 ‘퍼즐 젤리팡’ 프로젝트에는 건국대 디자인대학원 김태균, 김고은, 김나나 학생(이상 영상전공) 등 10여명의 학생들이 참여했다. 학생들은 기획 단계에서부터 참여해 게임의 방향을 만들어 나갔으며, 주로 그래픽 리소스(그림파일이나 3D메쉬데이터 등 게임을 구성하는 이미지) 작업을 담당하며 게임의 재미를 더했다.

‘퍼즐 젤리팡 for kakao’ 는 전 세계적으로 인기를 끌고 있는 ‘캔디크러쉬’ 와 같은 ‘퀘스트형 퍼즐게임’ 장르의 게임으로, 240단계로 세분화된 스테이지의 다양한 미션을 수행하며 친구들과 스테이지별 랭킹을 겨루는 게임이다. 최근 유행하는 ‘Match Three’(같은 무늬 3개를 맞추면 블록이 사라지는 형태) 규칙이 아닌, ‘Zynga’ 사의 ‘DROP 7’ 게임의 규칙을 응용해 다른 게임과 차별화했다. 또한, 게임의 단순한 게임플레이 뿐만 아니라 플레이에 필요한 티켓을 주고 받는 소셜 요소를 포함하고 있다.

건국대 신지호 교수는 “미국 스탠포드대학의 D.School(디스쿨) 같이 학교와 산업현장을 자연스럽게 연결하는 플랫폼을 만들고자 소젠게임즈를 학내 벤처로 창업하게 됐고, 다양한 프로젝트를 진행하며 ‘퍼즐 젤리팡 for kakao’ 를 출시하게 됐다.” 며, “프로젝트에 참여한 학생들이 실무 경험을 쌓고, 이러한 경험을 바탕으로 현장에 필요한 인재로 성장하는 것을 목표로 하고 있다. 실제로 많은 학생들이 전공을 살려 게임 회사에 취직하고 있다.” 고 덧붙였다.

‘퍼즐 젤리팡 for kakao’ 지난 1일 안드로이드 마켓(
https://goo.gl/qGqekd) 에 공개됐으며, 오는 8일 IOS 마켓 출시를 앞두고 있다.

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