Zynga acquires game studio November Software to expand its mobile midcore offerings1
The November Software team is currently working on a game called Battlestone, which was originally called Golden Arrow. According to co-founder Szymon Swistun, the game is a "new take" on action combat games made for mobile. November Software built its own cross-platform 3D engine for the game.
So what exactly did Zynga get with this acquisition? Swistun says his company is focused on "delivering high-quality 60 fps capability on mobile, fast workflows, and on-demand content streaming." While the price of the acquisition has not been made public, this could work out to be a good deal for the beleaguered mobile game firm. Zynga started on the road to mid-core gaming with its September purchase of A Bit Lucky, a company focused on online social games.