Zynga Gets a Newtoy

San Francisco-based social game giant Zynga said today that it has acquired Newtoy, a McKinney, TX, game startup best known for a Scrabble-like multiplayer game for the Apple iPhone called Words With Friends. The company’s first game was a multiplayer version of chess called Chess with Friends. Zynga said in a statement that Newtoy will remain in Texas and “will become The Zynga With Friends Studio, a new game studio that leverages the popular franchise and builds new games for the Zynga network.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Wade Roush is the producer and host of the podcast Soonish and a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @soonishpodcast

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