Japan’s Konami Joins Zynga’s New Game Portal, Making A Count Of Total Six Publishers

Posted on Mar 9 2012 - 10:00am by Editorial Staff

The social gaming giant Zynga which is in the urge to launch its own gaming website soon in order to reduce its dependencies on Facebook, Japan’s Konami and two other game makers have joined Zynga’s new gaming network. The website, Zynga.com, became open to the public on Monday, allowing users to make personal profiles and play games.

Rob Dyer, head of partner publishing at Zynga, told the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Thursday that Konami is working on a new game that will be published on Zynga.com at a future date. “We’re dedicated to creating the best destination for social games for players and developers alike,” Dyer said.

Another games company, Playdemic will bring social games “Gourmet Ranch” and “Crossword Buddies” to the platform, while publisher Rebellion will make a new social game for Zynga, the companies said in a statement. Zynga’s new and better website will make it easier for users to begin playing games in a much better way than before with the offering of those features that not available on Facebook.

Konami is the first public gaming company to be a part of social gaming giant which on one note accounts for 12% of total Facebook revenue generated, in a sign that Zynga is gaining momentum finding publishing partners willing to share revenue with it which was announced last week. The service has now signed on six publishers.

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