Facebook and social gaming company Zynga agree to five-year deal

May 19th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by BNO News  

facebook2 PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – Facebook and Zynga announced Tuesday that they have entered a long-term relationship to increase social gaming on Facebook.

The five-year agreement provides a solid foundation for both companies to continue to work together to provide millions of people with social games, and expanding the use of Facebook Credits in Zynga’s games.

Only three years ago, Facebook opened their platform to social gaming in 2007, but their growth has by far surpassed the goals of many social network sites, as tens of millions are connected daily through Facebook, playing social games like FarmVille and Café Wolrd or Treasure Isle and Mafia Wars, Mark Pincus, founder and chief executive officer at Zynga, noted.

“We are excited about Facebook’s long-term commitment to social gaming and Zynga, and look forward to working with them and other platform providers to bring the best social gaming experience to users worldwide,” he added.

“We are pleased to enter into a new agreement with Zynga to enhance the experience for Facebook users who play Zynga games,” said Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook. “We look forward to continuing our work with Zynga and all of our developers to increase the opportunities on our platform.”

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