Zynga Uncovers a New Gem With Multi-Platform Play in Ruby Blast
Zynga Delivers More Ways to Pick Up and Play With a Connected Mobile
Experience in Ruby Blast; Bubble Safari Coming Soon to Mobile
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), the
world's leading provider of social game services, today announced the global
multi-platform launch of Ruby Blast for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, bringing
to mobile a fast, fun and accessible play experience that millions have
already enjoyed on web. Ruby Blast marks the latest Zynga game to offer a
connected, multi-platform experience, building on Zynga Poker and Words With
Friends, and is the first Zynga Arcade title to launch on iOS. In addition to
Ruby Blast, Zynga will soon release Bubble Safari on mobile devices, building
on its goal to create new categories of play that are accessible on multiple
"Ruby Blast is an exciting development for Zynga as we expand our popular
arcade genre to mobile and offer players social, fast-paced, and competitive
play wherever they are," said Roy Sehgal, VP of games, Zynga. "In less than a
year, more than 58 million monthly active users are playing Zynga arcade
games, and we're actively working to make these great web experiences
available on mobile. Arcade games provide great mobile experiences, and
Zynga's multi-platform approach focuses on accessibility – letting players
pick up and play with (or against) their friends no matter the device or
In Ruby Blast players join protagonist Ruby on her journey around the world to
recover ancient artifacts buried deep within cavernous mines. A fast-paced,
match-3 puzzle game, Ruby Blast invites players to smash through bedrock by
matching gems, activating power-ups and competing with friends and fellow
players in tournaments.
Ruby Blast on mobile maintains players' favorite features including:
*Tournament Mode: Like Weekly Tournaments in the web game, mobile players
compete head to head with friends for the top of the leaderboard and aide
each other's progress.
*Power-ups: Over the top power-ups like Nova Flare, Cherry Bomb and Bomb
gems help players clear the board for faster progression.
*Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires: All gems, including rubies, super rubies,
emeralds and sapphires sync between Web and mobile, along with coins,
level progress and in-game currency.
In addition to the arrival of Ruby Blast on iOS, the popular web version of
Ruby Blast Adventures also recently saw new updates, including:
*Adventure Mode: Players can now progress across a series of globe-trotting
levels to uncover coins, hidden artifacts and other prizes and rewards.
*Global competition: Players can compete against everyone in the game for
the top prize in world competition.
*Game for Good:In partnership with the United Nations World Food
Programme, Zynga.org recently kicked off a charitable campaign inRuby
Blast Adventureswhere players could contribute directly to helping feed
the hungry by purchasing in-game items. The effort helped provide nearly
10,000 families with a day's supply ofvital necessities like rice, beans
Ruby Blast mobile was developed by the Zynga China team and is a true
collaboration of global teams across Zynga. Ruby Blast is available in 13
languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish,
Korean, Chinese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Japanese. In addition to Ruby
Blast Adventures on web, Zynga arcade games include Bubble Safari and Zynga
Ruby Blastis available todayfrom the AppStoreon iPhone, iPad and iPod
touch or atwww.itunes.com/appstore. The game will be available soon on
Android. Ruby Blast Adventures is available at
Game logo and images can be found here:
About Zynga Inc.
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with
approximately 311 million monthly active users playing its games, which
include Bubble Safari, ChefVille, CityVille, Draw Something, FarmVille2, Gems
With Friends, Ruby Blast, Scramble With Friends, Words With Friends, and Zynga
Poker. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including
Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Zynga is
headquartered in San Francisco, California.
The Zynga Inc. logo is available
This release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other
things, the release of Bubble Safari on mobile platforms, the success of Ruby
Blast on mobile platforms, Zynga players' experience playing Ruby Blast on
mobile platforms and Zynga's future operational plans for its business. 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, changes in player interests and our relationship and/or
agreements with iOS and Android platform providers. More information about
the risks Zynga faces is included in the 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. Zynga assumes no obligation to
update such statements.
CONTACT: Bryan Pope
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