Zynga Announces the Launch of the New Zynga Poker

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga, (Nasdaq:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, today announced that the new Zynga Poker is now available to consumers worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. The new, free-to-play Zynga Poker was developed for mobile from the ground up, blending personalized gameplay, lightning fast performance and sophisticated design to create an authentic casino experience for players.

"In reimagining Zynga Poker, we set out to create the most authentic and immersive poker experience that mirrors the fun and excitement consumers have on real casino floors – all in a free-to-play social game," said Jon Liu, Vice President of Games, Zynga Casino. "We listened closely to consumer feedback and our player community to create a Poker experience that delivers the fresh, unique features players have been asking for while staying true to the classic game our loyal fans have loved for the last seven years."

Features in the new Zynga Poker include:

  • Complete Redesign – The refreshed look and feel of the game was designed to give players the feeling of sitting at a poker table in their favorite Vegas casino. With an updated perspective, rich animations, a clear view of the cards and audio that provides realistic casino floor sound effects, players now feel as though they are upping the ante at a real poker table.
  • Intuitive Controls – The new Zynga Poker was built for mobile and tablet play, and uses sleek, simple controls to create a more tactile gameplay experience. The new controls also allow players to more easily change their stakes and buy-ins whenever they want.
  • Social Connections – The new Zynga Poker delivers players a truly personalized social experience. The game lets players know when and where their friends are playing, making it easy to join up at the same table with friends instantaneously.
  • Personalized Play – Using breakthrough technology, the new Zynga Poker responds and learns as players progress in the game, automatically adapting to their skill level and placing them at a poker table that matches their expertise, gameplay patterns and personal preferences.

Zynga Poker is the world's largest online Poker site with more than 350 million consumers having played the game since its launch. Since launching in 2007, an estimated 100 billion hands of poker have been played in the game, and a recent Zynga Poker player survey generating more than 2,000 responses revealed 90 percent of Zynga Poker players have increased their poker capabilities by playing the game.

The new Zynga Poker is available for free download globally on the App Store and Google Play.

About Zynga Inc.

Zynga Inc. is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by more than 100 million monthly consumers. The company has created evergreen franchises such as FarmVille, Zynga Casino and Words With Friends. Zynga's NaturalMotion, an Oxford-based mobile game and technology developer, is the creator of hit mobile games in popular entertainment categories, including CSR Racing, CSR Classics and Clumsy Ninja. Zynga games have been played by more than 1 billion people around the world and are available on a number of global platforms including Apple iOS, Google Android, Facebook and Zynga.com. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. Learn more about Zynga at http://blog.zynga.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward looking statements relating to, among other things, the launch of the new Zynga Poker on iPhone, iPad and Google Play, the success of the game,features for the game and the player and game experience, including how and when our players play the game, personalized gameplay and the ability of our players to connect and compete with their friends through the game. The success of the matters covered by such forward looking statements involves risks. Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, among other things, player interest in the game and features, our relationship and agreements with platform providers, our ability to launch future features for the game in a timely manner, our ability to monetize the game and features effectively, the effectiveness of our marketing program, our ability to implement new game technology and player reaction to this technology, our exposure to illegitimate credit card activity and other security risks, sales or purchases of virtual goods used in our games through unauthorized or fraudulent third-party websites, our ability to anticipate and address technical challenges that may arise and competition. More information about the risks Zynga faces is included in our quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained at http://investor.zynga.com or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release. We assume no obligation to update such statements.

CONTACT: Kelly Pakula Kunz (415) 254-4462 kpakula@zynga.com

Source:Zynga Inc.