Photo Release -- Zynga Plays Cupid With Annual Valentine's Day Poll: Vocabulary Scores High With Players Looking for Love

Photo Release -- Zynga Plays Cupid With Annual Valentine's Day Poll:
Vocabulary Scores High With Players Looking for Love

Thousands of Players Polled Across Zynga's With Friends Games Admit When it
Comes to Love Good Vocabulary is a Must and a Little Competition is Key to
Wooing With Words

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga, (Nasdaq:ZNGA), the
world's leading provider of social game services, today released its second
annual With Friends Valentine's Day poll revealing how players connect, flirt
and initiate love in their favorite With Friends games. Conducted through an
un-scientific, in-game poll across all six of Zynga's With Friends titles,
respondents confessed to using the chat function to flirt with their opponent
and being more competitive when playing against someone they have feelings
for.More than six thousand With Friends players which make up a portion of
Zynga's approximately 72 million monthly active users participated in the
survey, dishing out some revealing results. All With Friends games are
asynchronous and turn-based making them highly social, and from what we hear
from players, highly conducive to finding a love connection – especially when
playing against a random opponent.

Valentine Poll

A photo accompanying this release is available at

This year players shared their various flirting techniques and according to
the poll, texting and speed dating are no longer the only option when it comes
to breaking the ice with a potential partner. Today, one out of ten players
surveyed said they have requested to play a game with someone they were
attracted to in order to spark a conversation. What's more, Cupid's bow may no
longer be the reigning catalyst for finding love, as With Friends games have
now brought together soul mates and even a few in-game marriage proposals.

Highlights of With Friends Valentine's Day Poll Results*:

  *Thirty percent of players say they have used the chat feature to flirt
    with their opponent
  *Almost a quarter of all players say they try to play higher scoring words
    against someone they are attracted to
  *Over half of players say theyare more attracted to opponents that have a
    good vocabulary
  *Twenty six percent of married players play with their spouse
  *Almost one in four players of players are more competitive when playing
    against someone they have feelings for

Time and again, Zynga's players are a true testament to the powerful
connections that can grow from playing a free, accessible, social game. From
the random opponent pairings that evolved into lasting relationships, the
innocent flirting via in-game chats that yielded in-game marriage proposals,
or the first game started with a long-lost love, our players have spoken and
we've heard that connecting through our games is more than just a rare
occurrence—it's a way of life. 

The With Friends Valentine's Poll infographic and game images can be found

Since 2009, the With Friends franchise of games has captured players'
imaginations by offering fun, social and meaningful play experiences ranging
from Words With Friends and Hanging With Friends to brand new games such as
Matching With Friends and Gems With Friends. All With Friends games encourage
players to take a break and connect with their friends wherever they are —
whether at home or on-the-go.

Download all the games in the With Friends Franchise for free on the App Store

  *Words With Friends
  *Scramble With Friends
  *Hanging With Friends
  *Gems With Friends
  *Matching With Friends
  *Chess With Friends

* All based on players' surveyed; 6,000+ players surveyed

About Zynga Inc.

Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services, which
include Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, Gems with
Friends, Draw Something, FarmVille, FarmVille2, ChefVille, CityVille, Bubble
Safari and Ruby Blast. For the quarter ended December, 31, 2012, Zynga had
approximately 298 million monthly active users playing its games. Zynga's
games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook,, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Zynga is
headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.

The Zynga Inc. logo is available at

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other
things, the success of our With Friends Titles and the ability of our players
to connect through games. 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, our relationship and agreements with Facebook or the Facebook
platform and our relationship and/or agreements with iOS and or Android
platform providers.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 or the SEC's web site at reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking
statements in this release.We assume no obligation to update such statements.

CONTACT: Morgan Mathis

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