The long-time legal battle between Zynga and Digital Chocolate, over the rights to use the name “Mafia Wars”, has been finally settled. The Recorder reported that two companies recently reached an out-of-court deal for an undisclosed amount. The terms are also currently unknown, with Zynga still using the title for its Facebook game.
Zynga was having such a good year. What with huge investments and successfully avoiding being just another wholly acquired social gaming company, 2010 was looking to be the Year of Zynga. But the casual developer’s flagship title, Mafia Wars, has hit multiple road-blocks in the past couple of days.
Gangster movies are popular regardless of their context, and nothing could prove that better than if Zynga’s Facebook game/crack Mafia Wars received the silver screen treatment. According to Pajiba, the casual game is indeed attached to a film adaptation, Radar Pictures having already attached producer Ted Field (The Invention of Lying) to the project. The […]
Long thought dead behind its rival social networking site Facebook, Myspace is making a big push towards the social gaming front with the announcement of its creation of the Myspace Games Lab. Built with third-party development in mind, Myspace has also created an in-house team for internal IP creation. Confirmed studios within the program are […]