Social game developer Zynga has opened a new development studio based in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles.
“Zynga LA will be very much like our Zynga East office in Baltimore where it will be a studio for our new games”, a company spokesperson told us.
“We are looking to expand and scale our talent as we grow. The reason we chose LA is because of the talent in both interactive entertainment and web which is essential for social games. Zynga has been successful in combining the DNA of traditional gaming that of the internet to build a new kind of entertainment company.”
Zynga has over 700 employees and reportedly commands revenue of around $250 million a year. The company claims that over 100 million unique users play its games each month, and financial experts estimate its overall value at anything between $1.5 to 3 billion. In December it raised $180 million in funding, taking total investment in the company to $219 million.
News of the company’s new LA office was first reported by Gamasutra.