Back in July, Google and Zynga announced that the social gaming giant would be bringing Zynga Poker and other game titles to Google+. But it wasn’t clear if Zynga would be bringing its major and most popular titles on Facebook, FarmVille and CityVille, to Google’s new social platform. Today, Zynga is announcing that it is adding CityVille+ to the new game platform.
CityVille, which allows gamers to construct and build a thriving metropolis, is Zynga’s largest game on Facebook. As Zynga says in its announcement of CityVille+, Ultimately, we want to make our games accessible to everyone, everywhere – no matter where they play or what platform they play on.
The addition of CityVille is a big deal for Google+. Clearly, the popularity of the game on Facebook could help boost engagement on Google+’s gaming platform. It wasn’t clear if Zynga had an exclusivity contract with Facebook for its most popular titles like CityVille and FarmVille.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Google made a major investment in Zynga. It should be interesting to see if CityVille+ will gain the sort of viral engagement that its Facebook counterpart received.
Google+ currently has 18 games, including Angry Birds, CityVille, Crime City and Zynga Poker. Is FarmVille+ next?
Zynga was founded in July 2007 by Mark Pincus and is named for his late American Bulldog, Zinga. Loyal and spirited, Zinga’s name is a nod to a legendary African warrior queen. The early supporting founding team included Eric Schiermeyer, Michael Luxton, Justin Waldron, Kyle Stewart, Scott Dale, John Doerr, Steve Schoettler, Kevin Hagan, and Andrew Trader. Zynga’s mission is connecting the world through games. Everyday millions of people interact with their friends and express their unique personalities through our...