Zynga games coming to Windows Marketplace

Zynga has produced a number of popular games for quite some time now. Two of their most popular are Draw Something and Words With Friends. These addicting games have caught individuals in a trance and have caused problems for others (attention Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock).

Now, Draw Something and Words With Friends are coming to your Windows 8 Phone platform, as soon as Microsoft launches the operating system.

Microsoft announced that their Windows 8 will have more than 100,000 apps on their Windows Phone Marketplace.

Microsoft is banking heavily on their Windows 8 operating system to fend off Android and iOS, two of the leading operating systems out there today.

Individuals went crazy when Zynga released Words With Friends back in 2009. This Scrabble like game has made millions for Zynga.

Words With Friends was the top iOS game for many users until Zynga released their latest game Draw Something this year.

Draw Something was downloaded 50 million times in only its first 50 days in business.

Draw Something and Words With friends are the first Zynga owned games to be made available to Windows 8 and Windows Phone users.

Can this be a start of something big for Windows 8 and Microsoft?

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Draw Something game to arrive in CBS!

Draw Something has become very popular lately and it will be even more in the near future, since CBS is launching a show on it.

Draw Something is what the title says. It is a game that asks you to draw something and wait for your friends to guess it. It is like the popular Pictionary game, with a more social side. OMGPOP realised the social aspect of the Internet lately and created a game that became a huge success. But they probably did not expect that a “draw and guess” game could become so popular. However, the estimated 200 million buyout from Zynga, the 20.5 millions of daily active users and the total 3 billion drawings indicate that Draw Something is here to stay.

And now, Draw Something will become even more popular, since CBS decided to launch a TV game show that relies on Zynga’s famous application. According to Variety, Sony, Ryan Seacrest and Embassy Row will be among the producers, although there is no announcement about its on-air date. It is rumoured to be a game among celebrities and every day people, who test their drawing skills, trying to earn money. The difference with Pictionary and other similar games is that Draw Something TV show will include devices, like phones and tablets.

Are you waiting for the show then? Do you like Draw Something?

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Facebook launches own App Center

Yesterday, social networking behemoth Facebook launched its mobile App Center, as it harps on app freaks and to revamp their mobile business.

There are currently about 600 apps in the latter with Nike+ GPS, Slitcher Radio, Pinterest, Draw Something and Ubisoft Ghost Recon Commander now available.

Facebook director of developer products Douglas Purdy said, “The app center represents a new way for users to discover social applications.”

With Facebook’s 900 million users, app developers will have a larger way to reach out to audiences.

The Facebook App Center was developed to give users a personalized experience. This is key, as users will now receive app recommendations based on the apps they and their friends use.

The launch of the Facebook App Center is currently available to only 8 percent of Facebook users. Facebook is going to roll out to all US-based Facebook users in the coming weeks.

Facebook is trying to revamp their company, as they are under huge pressure following the IPO. The launch of their App Center is one way that they are strengthening their mobile business.

Facebook has about 488 million monthly users on its mobile products last March. This is half of their total user base.

Is this a smart move for Facebook?

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Draw Something bad news for Zynga?

Draw Something was a game that used to tickle our imagination and fancy. Now, it looks like this once popular app is slowly slipping into oblivion.

The once popular app was released last February of this year and within a couple of weeks, about 10 million individuals downloaded the said game. The free and paid versions of the app quickly rose to the top of iTunes download charts.

By the end of April about 50 million individuals were able to download the game and about 14 million people play the game each day. Unfortunately for the developers, Draw Something has lost about 4 million daily users according to market analyst AppData.

AppData collects information directly from Facebook’s active user formula. They added that the game has lost close to 900,000 users during the past week.

The company who developed the game, Zynga, recently bought OMGPOP for $180 million. The latter developed Draw Something and a few more online games that includes Checkers, Pool and others.

Due to the decline of the popularity of Draw Something, the company’s stock price fell. Since the acquisition of OMGPOP, Zynga’s stock has dropped to more than 38%.

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