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Zynga plots major growth in India and expansion of its Bengaluru studio

Zynga plots major growth in India and expansion of its Bengaluru studio

Zynga has outlined plans to double down on India by scaling up its operations in the region and more games focused specifically on the market.

Speaking to the India Times, Zynga India country head Deepthi Menon stated that the Bengaluru studio currently has 350 members of staff. It is the biggest Zynga studio outside of its HQ.

Zynga is planning to grow this even more over the next year, hiring across the board for game design, product management, art, and engineering. The studio has already grown by 20% in 2017.

Big responsibility

"The game development studio, which is Zynga's second largest studio outside its headquarters, also manages the entire game development for several games across three of the four big genres that Zynga operates," noted Menon.

"This includes action strategy games, match-three casual puzzle genre and the company's flagship genre Farmville that comprises of two Web games and two mobile games."

The developer is also creating games specifically for India, starting with match-3 puzzler Rangoli Rekha: Color Match. According to Menon, "we are experimenting with what we find in this particular game to take steps for our entire portfolio of games."


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