Zynga Launches Dragon’s Bounty in Hit it Rich Casino Slots

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Zynga has announced the launch of its latest slot machine in Hit it Rich: Casino Slots. The game is called Dragon’s Bounty, and as of this writing, it’s only available in the Facebook version of the game. In the machine, players work to earn coins across five reels of medieval and fantasy symbols, from dragons to princesses, with the expected gameplay customization options in place.

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Celebrate FarmVille’s 5th birthday with Summer of FarmVille events

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Time sure flies when you’re planting crops. Zynga is celebrating FarmVille’s 5th birthday with events across all three games in the popular farming franchise: FarmVille and FarmVille 2 on Facebook, and FarmVille 2: Country Escape on mobile.

This “Summer of FarmVille” birthday extravaganza starts this month, with events taking place throughout the summer, and will see players meeting new characters on mobile and receiving plenty of free prizes on Facebook.

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Zynga announces Zynga Poker Leagues for a chance at real-world prizes

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Responding to requests from players, Zynga has announced the upcoming launch of Leagues in Zynga Poker on Facebook. These Leagues will allow players to join a pool of 100 players for a chance to win real-world prizes, including dream vacations, tablets and even a new car.

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Zynga to close Cafe World and CoasterVille on July 22

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Just days after announcing the upcoming closure of its hidden object game Hidden Chronicles, game developer Zynga has announced the closure of two additional games: Cafe World and CoasterVille. Cafe World, the developer’s first restaurant simulation game, has been around since 2009, where it rocketed to popularity, gaining over 8.6 million players in a week.

Meanwhile, CoasterVille was released in late 2012, and allows users to build their own amusement parks, complete with customizable roller coasters, bathrooms and decorations for guest amusement. Both games will bid farewell to Facebook on July 22, 2014.

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Zynga announces closure of Hidden Chronicles on Facebook

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As part of Zynga’s shifting focus from Facebook to mobile development, the developer / publisher has announced the upcoming closure of another Facebook title, Hidden Chronicles. First launched in January 2012, Hidden Chronicles asks players to solve the mystery of their uncle’s disappearance by completing dozens of hidden object scenes and repairing the family mansion.

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New tournaments come to Hit it Rich: Casino Slots on Facebook

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Zynga has launched a new feature in its popular Facebook casino title Hit it Rich: Casino Slots. The game now offers new tournaments for high-level players, revolving around some of the game’s leading real-world brands. These tournaments are available for The Wizard of Oz, Duck Dynasty, The Terminator, Ted and Sex and the City, and see players given a set amount of time to compete for winnings.

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Zynga announces transfer of YoVille to Big Viking Games

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After weeks of anticipation, Zynga has announced it has come to a definitive agreement with Big Viking Games (BVG), which will see the YoVille Facebook game transferred wholesale to BVG for operation going forward. This news comes after Zynga’s original decision, in January 2014, to close YoVille, and the passionate response from players urging Zynga to reconsider.

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FarmVille 2 on Facebook grows after launch of Country Escape on mobile

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As part of this week’s earnings call, Zynga revealed its excitement surrounding the launch of FarmVille 2: Country Escape on iOS and Android. Launched on April 17, the game has already been downloaded more than four million times, with this early success also boosting the player base for FarmVille 2 on Facebook.

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Zynga reaches $1 million in total donations for Water.org

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Zynga has announced a huge milestone in its work for charities. For a period of two weeks, Zynga and Water.org collected charity donations in the form of poker winnings in Zynga’s social poker game Zynga Poker. The recent campaign saw users giving a portion of their in-game winnings to a “Water.org Helping Hands” charity pot, with two trillion chips being turned into $100,000 in donations.

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Zynga reverses decision to close YoVille on March 31

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Zynga announced the closure of its life simulation game YoVille in January 2014, triggering an instant reaction from players, who begged Zynga to reconsider its decision. When closure announcements are made, they’re traditionally final. However, Zynga has listened to its fans, and has reversed its decision to close the game on March 31, as was originally planned.

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