Zynga Brings Scramble To The iPhone

Social gaming company Zynga is consistently releasing awesome games for the iPhone / iPod Touch (e.g. Live Poker), and today they are debuting the popular word game Scramble exclusively for the platform with the launch of the “Scramble Live” app (iTunes link).

The decision to bring Scramble to the iPhone specifically was a good one. After all, its Scramble Facebook app is currently one of the social networking service’s top 25 games with more than 1.2 million monthly active users and its popularity is still soaring. Interestingly, Zynga’s new game lets you compete live with other users on Facebook too and even with other people around you in real time if they have the app installed on their devices as well.

“Scramble Live” is available for $4.99, with a $2.99 limited-time launch special.

Here’s a video that shows the game in action:


San-Francisco based Zynga is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, IVP, Union Square Ventures, Foundry Group, Avalon Ventures, Pilot Group, Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. The company claims more than 7 million daily users and 30 million monthly users for its games, which it creates for social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, and Hi5 in addition to the games it releases for the iPhone / iPod Touch.

It competes against companies like SGN, Mytopia and the European MegaZebra.