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From left, Shan Kadavil, Country Manager, Zynga India, Colleen McCreary, Chief People Officer, Zynga In and Steven Lurie, General Manager, Zynga Studio-I
 
 
Farmville makers, Zynga, expand development footprint in India

The world’s largest social game developer, Zynga ( best known for the Framville game) has announced the setting up of its studio in Bangalore – the largest  such facility, outside the US. The expanded Studio-I will focus on innovative game development, new game mechanics and in-game features across an array of Zynga’s most popular games. Zynga also announced plans to double the headcount in India during 2011.
Zynga India recruit engineers, product managers, game designers, artists and senior management to strategically grow operations.
“In only one year, India has made exciting advancements in technology that have truly improved efficiency for the entire company,” said Shan Kadavil, Country Manager, Zynga India. “With the launch of Studio-I, we are expanding our capabilities to leverage the amount of creative talent based in India for new features within Zynga’s popular games. We are looking for more people with an entrepreneurial drive combined with engineering and artistic skills to join our exciting and growing team.”

The expansion of Studio-I comes on the heels of the recent launch of Zynga Game Cards in India, which provide an easy way for players to purchase virtual goods within games.
Zynga Inc. is the world’s largest social game developer, with more than 250 million monthly active users playing their games, like CityVille, FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Café World,Treasure Isle, YoVille, FishVille and PetVille. www.zynga.com  or www.zynga.org

March 11 2011