Zynga has made yet another ‘acqhire’ today. The company is announcing that Ricardo Quesada and Rolando Abarca, key contributors to the cocos2d for iPhone open source project, are joining the gaming giant. This is Zynga’s 13th announced acquisition in 12 months
The cocos2d for iPhone open source project is widely used by developers globally, including large players like Atari, ngmoco, Gamevil and Zynga, in the development of leading mobile games for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mac. Abarca and Quesada, who will be working on Zynga’s mobile products, will continue to support and contribute to cocos2d for iPhone while in their new roles at Zynga.
Zynga has also acquired certain assets of Sapus Media, a platform developed by Abarca and Quesada that provide professional tools for mobile game developers.
The company says that games and applications will continue to operate on cocos2d for iPhone and it is not acquiring the community site, cocos2d-iphone.org, which will continue to be managed separately by Ricardo and the other cocos2d administrators.
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