Zynga Scoops Up Floodgate Team

3/18/11

San Francisco-based social gaming giant Zynga announced today it has acquired the team from Waltham, MA-based game studio Floodgate Entertainment. Financial details weren’t given, but the deal is Zynga’s 10th announced acquisition in as many months (including Cambridge, MA-based Conduit Labs, which is now Zynga Boston). Floodgate is led by a number of employees from the late Looking Glass Studios, including founder Paul Neurath, who is joining Zynga Boston as creative director. Looking Glass was known for creating games such as System Shock, Thief, and Ultima Underworld. Floodgate is known for its casual, mobile, and PC games like MoPets, Flowerz, Madden NFL 2005 and 2006, and NASCAR 07.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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