Zynga announced that it has acquired the development team at Boston-based casual and mobile game studio Floodgate Entertainment, which it will absorb into its Zynga Boston office.
Founded in 2000 by veterans of now-defunct Looking Glass Studios (System Shock, Thief
), Floodgate has released mobile titles like Flowerz
and Civ IV: War of Two Cities
, as well as a few PC games like Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
and Daycare Nightmare
The Floodgate team will join Zynga Boston, which was created when Zynga purchased Cambridge-based social game developer Conduit Labs (Music Pets, Super Dance
) last August. Floodgate head Paul Neurath will serve as creative director at the studio.
This acquisition, Zynga's tenth in as many months, follows several weeks after the San Francisco-headquartered firm was reportedly close to completing a $500 million round of financing
, pumping its valuation up to as much as $10 billion.
creator currently has over 1,500 workers spread out across at least 15 development studios around the world, most of which Zynga opened or purchased in the past year.