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Zynga acquires Wonderland Software team

By Matt Martin

Thu 28 Apr 2011 7:16am GMT / 3:16am EDT / 12:16am PDT

Social business grabs talent and select IP from Guildford developer

Social games firm Zygna continues its talent acquisition by swooping for the staff and select IP of Guildford's Wonderland Software.

The business will be renamed Zynga Mobile UK, but the company's popular GodFinger game - published by ngmoco - is not part of the deal.

"Wonderland is composed of an amazingly talented, creative team, known for developing deeply engaging and innovative games," said David Ko, SVP of mobile at Zynga.

"This is a team that has developed novel game technology to tell engrossing stories and I'm incredibly excited to have Wonderland join Zynga as we build a presence in the UK."

Wonderland was established in 2009 by ex-Lionhead developers Matthew Wiggins, Mark Rose and Al Harding.

"Wonderland Software has always been dedicated to pursuing big and creative ideas and turning them into games that players love," said Wiggins, who now becomes general manager of the new outfit.

"We are thrilled to continue our vision as part of the Zynga family and to reach millions of mobile players across a spectrum of devices."

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Ben Furneaux Designer, Turbulenz Limited

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It's starting to look like Guildford is becoming the place to be for social games companies in the UK :)

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Take the money and run guys!

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Gareth Lewis Lead Programmer, Climax

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Good work fellas, onwards and upwards!

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Gareth Lewis on 28th April 2011 11:20am

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Michael Burnham Studio Head, Marmalade

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Great to see a talented team like this get picked up.

Congratulations and best of luck for the future.

Posted:5 years ago


Tomas Nevrtal Senior AI Programmer, Codemasters

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Congratulations guys! Well done

Posted:5 years ago


Dwain Hill

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amazing! congrats dudes!

Posted:5 years ago


Lewis Brown Snr Sourcer/Recruiter, Electronic Arts

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Good luck its great to see the Guildford scene thriving!

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