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Proletariat Inc. rises up from Zynga Boston shutdown

Proletariat Inc. is a new Beantown-based studio formed out of the closure of Zynga Boston. The team of five is currently finishing up an arcade-style word-find game, Letter Rush for iOS, which should be out by next week. "We have all known each other and worked with one another for so long that we'...

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Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: Boston closing, Austin reducing, 5% of full-time staff laid off

Zynga is laying off 5 percent of its full-time workforce, closing its Boston studio and significantly reducing staff at its Austin studio, CEO and founder Mark Pincus writes in a letter to employees. Zynga is proposing closures of its Japan and UK studios, retiring 13 older games and "significantl...

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Rumor: Zynga shedding staff in Boston, Austin, Chicago [Update: Letter from CEO]

Twitter is on fire with messages that Zynga offices in Boston, Austin and Chicago are closing down. We have contacted Zynga and its employees for clarification. An employee at Zynga Austin tells Joystiq, "So what I know as of now that The Ville and Bingo teams were cut. I don't know anything about ...

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Boston Festival of Indie Games starts on Sept. 22

A new show centered around the indie scene is set to kick off in Boston on September 22. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is taking submissions right now, gathering aspiring developers looking to show off their wares on the MIT campus this fall. Organized by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies at the M...

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Zynga acquires Floodgate Entertainment

Furthering Zynga's presence on the East Coast is Floodgate Entertainment, the latest acquisition for the social games giant. Floodgate will be assimilated into Zynga Boston, with the formerly independent developer's founder, Paul Neurath, overseeing as creative director. Zynga has been giving ...

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