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Lou Castle moves to Zynga

Westwood, InstantAction veteran made VP of Studios at FarmVille firm

Westwood Studios co-founder Louis Castle has joined social network game titan Zynga.

Castle had recently been CEO of GarageGames / InstantAction, but upon its sudden collapse last November went on to become senior advisor at social media firm PremiumFanPage.

That move proved short-lived, with IndustryGamers revealing that Castle has now been hired as the new VP of Studios at Zynga.

Zynga has made a number of big-name developer hires in recent years, with former Firaxis man Brian Reynolds, EA LA's Mike Verdu and Ensemble Studios co-founder Bruce Shelley all now on its books.

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Christopher Willis10 years ago
Anything with a former WestWood Dev working for it is alright in my book. Those guys definitely make great games, and I can't wait to see what Castle does with Zynga while there.
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Zidaya Zenovka Blogger, Writer, freelance artist. 10 years ago
It sucks to see someone go frem a great company like Westwood and end up at Zynga *EDIT - keep it nice, please*

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Private Industry 10 years ago
I wouldn`t count on him changing Zynga into a company that makes great games Chris. As it stands apparently they make a lot of money with their games so I don`t see why they would change that and start to make proper games that cost a lot more to develop and require imagination to come up with something instead of just copy and past other games.
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gi biz ;,pgc.eu 10 years ago
I guess that most of us could be bought starting from a certain price... at least for a while! Hopefully he will spend his time there sucking money and doing the least!
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