WHO: Zynga Inc., maker of widely popular social games FarmVille, FrontierVille and Mafia Wars, is the world’s largest social game developer with more than 215 million people playing its games each month. The gaming innovator is announcing that the new game CityVille will be available to play on Facebook starting tonight, December 1, at 11 PM PT. The launch of the game comes on the heels of a recent hiring spike at the gaming company, which has grown 300% in 2010.
WHAT: CityVille is a new social game allowing anyone, anywhere, to build their dream city from the ground up. The game is debuting in five languages – marking the first international game launch for Zynga. CityVille is Zynga's most social game to date with new features that allow players to build a city, interact with friends' cities and build franchises with the help of their friends. The game follows on the heels of the widely successful launch of FrontierVille, which currently has 28 million monthly users.
WHERE: CityVille is available on Facebook in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
PRODUCERS: B-Roll of Zynga, game play of CityVille and SOTS available via the Satellite Feed, FTP link and Web Browser Link.
FTP/WEB BROWSER INFO: Simply cut and paste the link into browser. Can choose from 4 short video/SOT clips for your use. For any questions re the FTP, contact: Paul Morra 310-559-2008, ext. 201.
To Download the video for use on newscasts use FTP link: ftp://184.108.40.206
To View/Download video in web browser use: http://220.127.116.11/CityVille
SOTS Available from the following executives:
Sean Kelly - General Manager (CityVille)
Mark Skaggs - VP of Product Development
Yick Kai Chan - Architect
Erik Vanbragt - Technical Director
B-Roll Information and Satellite Coordinates
B-roll footage will also be available via satellite today, December 1, 2010.
From 2130-2145 PM ET at the following coordinates:
Zynga “Cityville” Presser
Satellite: Galaxy 16, Ku-band digital
Orbital Slot: 99 degrees west
Transponder: 19K, slot “C”
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
Downlink Frequency: 12084.5 (Horizontal)
Symbol Rate: 3.9787
For Additional Information re Satellite Feed Contact:
Pacific Television Center, 310-287-3800, Master Control Room
About Zynga Inc.
Zynga Inc. is the world’s largest social game developer with more than 215 million monthly active users playing their games which include FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Café World, Treasure Isle, YoVille, FishVille and PetVille. Zynga Inc. games are available on a number of global platforms including Facebook, MySpace, the iPad and iPhone. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $5 million for world social causes. Zynga Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.zynga.com or www.zynga.org.