Zynga Launches Studio Devoted to Growing ‘Star Wars’ Cell Sport

5:00 AM PST 11/16/2020 by Trilby Beresford

Primarily based out of Zynga’s workplace in Austin, Texas, the studio might be led by Jeff Hickman and Matthew Hemby.

Cell recreation developer Zynga revealed on Monday the institution of a brand new recreation studio to develop the corporate’s upcoming Star Struggles recreation.

Primarily based out of Zynga’s workplace in Austin, Texas, the studio will companion with subsidiary software program firm NaturalMotion, in addition to its personal division BossAlien, on the challenge. Jeff Hickman and Matthew Hemby — execs from these two firms — will lead the studio.

“As a longtime Austinite, I do know firsthand the immense stage of expertise and creativity that resides on this stunning metropolis,” stated Hickman, in a press release. “We imagine that the Austin expertise market is very suitable with our mission of bringing AAA console visuals and deep, compelling gameplay to cellular platforms.” Zynga will rent 25 workers together with lead engineers, design administrators and stage designers, for the sport.

Based in 2007, the San Francisco-based firm is understood for franchises together with Phrases With Associates, Empires & Puzzles and Merge Dragons, which can be found in over 150 nations. Its newest recreation is the match-3 puzzle journey Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, launched in September.

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