Zynga, a social network game company confirmed the names of all those four small mobile game companies it has recently acquired. The company’s top mobile executive David Ko told reuters that it had acquired the companies in recent months.
The company acquired Hanover based GameDoctors in December, San Francisco based Page44 Studios in September, another San Francisco based HipLogic in August and New York based Astro Ape Studios. It did not disclose the sums paid for those companies.
GameDoctors created mobile game ZombieSmash, Page44 Studios created the “World of Goo” game for Apple’s iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), Astro Ape Studios developed new titles. Zynga was one of the earliest game makers on the Facebook platform, but it lacks that first mover advantage on mobile. Also, the company is making its pace to compete with other market players including Electronic Arts and Gameloft.
The company earlier this month hire Electronic Arts former employee Barry Cottle as EVP, Business and Corporate Development.