SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, today announced the launch of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Slots, the company’s latest Social Slots offering and first licensed game in their multi-year agreement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The free-to-play game is available today on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play, Facebook and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle devices.
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Slots is available today on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play, Facebook and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle devices. For more information on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Slots, visit the game’s community channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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About Zynga Inc.
Zynga Inc. is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by millions of 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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About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward looking statements relating to, among other things, the launch of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Slots on iPhone, iPad, Google Play, Kindle devices and Facebook, the success of the game, features for the game, including gameplay and licensed content, how and when our players play the game, the availability of certain licensed content in Zynga’s free-to-play social slots games, and the ability of our players to connect to certain games through different devices. 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, player interest in the social slots category, 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.
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