ESPOO, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2012) - Nokia and Zynga announce a new partnership
to bring Zynga's hit
games to Nokia Lumia smartphones and Windows Phones during autumn 2012,
including Words With Friends and Draw Something.
For a two-month period following launch, the titles will be available only
through 'Nokia Collection' to Nokia consumers, after which both games will
made available to all Windows Phone consumers via Marketplace.
The announcement underlines Nokia's focus on delivering great, exclusive
gaming experiences to Nokia Lumia consumers around the world. With 100,000
available today in Windows Phone Marketplace, Zynga's Words With Friends
Draw Something will join other great mobile gaming experiences available on
Windows Phone platform.
After launching in February 2012, Draw Something quickly and organically
become an international hit. The game is built for collaboration between
-- one player draws a picture of a chosen word and the other must guess the
correctly before taking their turn at drawing. Players earn coins by
pictures correctly and can earn new shades of color to draw even brighter,
eye-popping pictures. Draw Something recently launched in 12 additional
languages. At its launch, Draw Something for Windows Phone will be
Traditional and Simplified Chinese as well as English.
Words With Friends is a word building game that challenges players to
highest-scoring words while playing against family and friends or random
opponents. Players can be engaged in up to 20 games at once and are able to
communicate with each other through an in-game chat feature. Words With
is a part of the With Friends franchise of mobile social games by Zynga.
"We're delighted to bring these two key games to Nokia Lumia and Windows
consumers. The Windows Phone Metro UI will deliver an outstanding user
experience to consumers, adding more great gaming titles to our rapidly
portfolio from leading publishers," said Bryan Biniak, VP, Global
Application Development, Nokia.
"Zynga focuses on bringing fun, social, and high-quality mobile social
across platforms and devices so players can enrich their play anywhere and
anytime," said David Ko, Chief Mobile Officer for Zynga. "We constantly
to listen to our players who help us focus on the platforms where they want
play. By partnering with top global brands such as Nokia and Windows
are able to reach more players with our franchise games."
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have
integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than
billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access
information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's
technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most
recognized in the world. For more information, visit
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