Zynga expands into Europe via its new German base, goes on hiring drive

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In between trying to patent virtual currency, launching FarmVille on the iPad, buying a games studio and hiring a mobile head, Zynga also appears to be building out its presence in Europe.

We’ve discovered new job postings for Germany which indicates it’s pretty serious about the German asset it recently acquired in the form of Dextrose AG in Frankfurt. This is a well known tech firm which does what German tech firms often do very well, given their rich heritage in open source and hacker culture. Namely, push the boundaries. And to that end Dextrose has developed a commercial game engine for browser games which don’t require any plugins. Their “Aves Engine” game engine allows the development of 2D or 2.5D games with mere HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Zynga is also advertising on ‘Germany’s LinkedIn’, Xing. We reached out and have confirmed the hiring spree with Zynga.

Aside from Dextrose, now re-named Zynga Germany, it also has an operational office in Dublin where low corporation tax typically attracts US firms on a European expansion drive. Zynga has lots of profit to play with and a war chest via Softbank Capital which recently increased by $150 million, so hiring is not going to be hard.

Given they’ve also bought XPD in Beijing, personally I’m wondering why they haven’t got Cmune in Beijing yet but I daresay that’s another story.

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  • Jughead

    Zynga’s making some serious moves. Nice article.

  • Wolfgang

    “We’ve discovered new job postings for Germany…”

    So, you’ve discovered exactly one job posting for Germany…?
    Or have all the other postings been taken offline by now?

  • http://www.brainbeatsbudget.com/english.htm Tobias Worzyk

    Good to see more and more US web companies expanding into Europe.

  • Guest

    Germans don’t play games. And they don’t do business with women.

  • Pete

    But why Frankfurt. Karlsruhe is Germany´s hot spot in Games.

  • http://scott-allison.net/2010/11/01/people-culture-and-recruiting-at-zynga/ People, culture and recruiting at Zynga « Scott Allison's Blog

    […] Zynga is one of silicon valley’s hottest companies, and is responsible for the hit games you will have seen on Facebook such as Farmville and Mafia Wars which are played by an incredible 60M people every day. Recognising the massive commercial opportunity it has been able to raise over $500M in venture funding to date. Zynga is just over 3 years old, and in the last 18 months alone has grown from just 100 employees, to over 1800, operating 6 locations in the US as well as India, China, Japan and soon, Germany. […]

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