SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, is giving fans of Words With Friends a whole new reason to renew their passports with the worldwide launch of Words On Tour. From the team who brought Words With Friends to hundreds of millions of players around the globe, Words On Tour challenges players to solve word-based puzzles as they embark on a dynamic journey through some of the most exciting cities in the world. Words On Tour is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on Google Play.
A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=30081
Traveling through exciting global locales, including Tokyo, Cairo and London, players are rewarded for overcoming real-world travel woes, such as bad weather and roadblock hazards, on the way to their next destination. And, because there's nothing more important than a good travel buddy, with Words On Tour players can travel the globe with their friends without ever leaving home by tracking friends' travel progress and providing lives to keep the journey going.
"Over the past five years, Words With Friends has engaged hundreds of millions of players around the world by creating an organic, online word culture fueled by player passion for word-play. As the first adjacent game for the Words With Friends franchise that features puzzles and progression gameplay, Words On Tour taps into our players' love for smart competition while delivering the gameplay and features they've been asking for," said Jonathan Knight, Vice President of Games at Zynga. "From features like Word Puzzles to World of Words Maps to Roadblocks and Hazards, Words On Tour provides more ways for our players to engage in dynamic word-play and word-based puzzles than ever before."
- World of Words Map: Travel along a map of wondrous destinations, including Paris, Tokyo, Cairo and San Francisco, to unlock levels and new word challenges.
- Word Puzzles: Hundreds of puzzles that change and evolve as you progress, including:
- Hidden Phrases: Find and make words on the gameboard to solve a phrase about the destination
- Catch the Bus: Find and make words to clear obstacles and navigate a path to reach the bus
- Collection: Find and make words to collect passport stamps and tiles
- With Friends: Progress alongside friends, see where your friends are and what destinations they've unlocked. Help other players continue their journey by providing them lives to extend their gameplay.
- Roadblocks and Hazards: Overcome real-world travel obstacles, such as bad weather and roadblocks, to solve puzzles and reach your destination.
- Travel Trivia: Discover fun facts about the famous landmarks around the world.
- Dynamic Levels: Hundreds of levels personalized for your skill level!
Words On Tour is available to download for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Google Play, which will offer Android players the benefits of Google + Sign-in. Words On Tour is also beginning its roll out today on Facebook, allowing players to enjoy a connected experience between mobile and web versions.
Game logo and images can be found here: https://zynga.box.com/s/q1mybmkt817v2bbgqsmq2g8km29s5wdq
Game trailer can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/7k56S6zZVQM
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.
The Zynga Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11743.
Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward looking statements relating to, among other things, the worldwide launch of Words On Tour on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, on Google Play and its roll out on Facebook, the success of the game, features and content for the game, the player and game experience, the success of the game, player's interest in word games generally and the appeal of Words On Tour to Words With Friends players. 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, content and features, Words With Friends players' interest in the game, 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 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.
The photo is also available at Newscom, www.newscom.com, and via AP PhotoExpress.
CONTACT: Erin Smith-Cheng firstname.lastname@example.org (650) 224-2462