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Zynga Participates in Apps for (RED), Joining App Store and (RED) in the Fight for an AIDS Free Generation

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Zynga and Zynga.org are HONO(RED) to serve as a (PRODUCT)RED App Store partner, inspiring players in two of our flagship games to raise money and awareness to support the fight against AIDS. Through Sunday, December 7, FarmVille 2: Country Escape and CSR Racing are featured in the Apps for (RED) collection, giving players on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch the opportunity to purchase special, limited edition in-game items. For each purchase, 100% of the proceeds will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS – the recipient of all (RED) monies.

Since 2009, Zynga.org’s mission has been to connect players with opportunities to make the world a better place. Zynga players have shown the power of social games as a true platform for delivering positive impact in the real world. Over 5 million Zynga players have participated in 150 in-game campaigns supporting 50 charities and causes worldwide, including disaster relief, food security and education.

Available through December 7, here’s how players of FarmVille 2: Country Escape and CSR Racing on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can join in the fight against AIDS:

Mercedes-AMG GT Now Available Exclusively in CSR Racing

Zynga and NaturalMotion are proud to partner with Mercedes-Benz to offer players the chance to purchase an exclusive new car as part of the Apps for (RED) campaign.

Making its debut, and exclusive to CSR Racing, the Mercedes-AMG GT is the world’s next generation sports car and will deliver all the speed and thrills in-game as its real-world counterpart. The car will be available to players in CSR Racing through December 7 for $4.99 with 100% of proceeds to go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS.

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FarmVille 2: Country Escape Rolls Out the (RED) Carpet

In FarmVille 2: Country Escape, players will have a chance to roll out the (RED) carpet on their farm with special offers on (PRODUCT)RED items, as well as (RED) specific quests:

  • (COZY COW)RED: This special, limited edition (PRODUCT)RED Winter Cow delivers triple the milk of a regular cow, allowing players to be more productive on their farms.
  • (ST. BERNARD)RED: This (PRODUCT)RED Bernard, clad in a red winter scarf, helps to find rare (RED) event items faster.
  • A Bottomless Well: One tap on this (PRODUCT)RED Bottomless Well completely refills a player’s water supply.
  • Exclusive (RED) Sale on Keys: Get started on giving back with a sale on keys and exclusive starter packs. Starting at $2.99, players can enjoy special discounts on Keys up to 25% off. 100% of proceeds will go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS.
  • Limited-Time (RED) Themed Quests and Ingredients: Enjoy special (RED) quests and search for new limited-time items to find and craft on your farm.

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Download FarmVille 2: Country Escape and CSR Racing today on the App Store to join (RED)’s fight against AIDS.

To the millions of players that have donated to an important cause through Zynga games, thanks for playing.  Let’s all band together to deliver the first AIDS FREE GENERATION in over 30 years!

Ken Weber

Executive Director, Zynga.org

 

Raise a Toast to Kate Hudson & Hudson Bellamy Wines in FarmVille 2: Country Escape

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Have a wine and cheese craving?  Get ready to wine and dine with Kate Hudson and Hudson Bellamy Wines as they make their way to Farmville 2: Country Escape! Starting today, players can harvest, craft and sell bottles of Kate’s new wine collection, Hudson Bellamy Wines, and create food pairings inspired by recipes from the FarmVille to Table Recipe Book, which is available online, on Google Play, the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and coming soon to Microsoft Windows.

After a personal introduction from Kate, recreated in the game as a FarmVille fashion-forward avatar, players will create Hudson Bellamy Wines (including Hudson Bellamy Sauvignon Blanc, Hudson Bellamy Pinot Noir and Hudson Bellamy Rose) to harvest, craft and sell during the FarmVille Fall Harvest Event for limited edition prizes. Players can also put on a Fall Harvest feast for their FarmVille community by harvesting and crafting special event crops and recipes, including Kate’s exclusive Fall Harvest Fig & Burrata Flatbread. Sound good? The recipe can also be found in the new FarmVille to Table Recipe Book.

In addition to Kate’s Flatbread, the Farmville to Table Recipe Book is filled with recipes inspired by FarmVille favorites, along with exclusive recipes by food bloggers and celebrity chefs. Look for a dish by Marc Murphy from The Food Network’s Chopped, plus recipes from fellow FarmVille players!

Founded by Kate and fiancé Matt Bellamy, Hudson Bellamy Wines is a brand-new line of small lot, sustainably crafted wine with proceeds benefiting The Hawn Foundation. The Hawn Foundation is dedicated to improving the overall well-being of children in need by equipping them with vital social and emotional literacy skills.

Kate shared her thoughts around the partnership, “FarmVille 2: Country Escape is a fun and unique way to share our Hudson Bellamy Wines with a wide array of people. Our wines are small lot, so the rustic, community environment in the game fits right in with our values of making a sustainable, local product. Along with making Hudson Bellamy Wine, you can make your own real-world version of my go-to fall recipe, Fig & Burrata Flatbread, in the FarmVille to Table Recipe Book. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year to cook, and I hope the recipe inspires everyone to make the most of the season’s delicious, natural ingredients.”

Be sure to check out FarmVille 2: Country Escape to see how many people you and Kate can wine and dine at the Fall Harvest Event!

From Farm(Ville) to Your Table! Zynga Launches FarmVille Inspired Digital Recipe Book

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It’s time to bring your favorite farm-to-table recipes to life with Zynga’s first-ever FarmVille To Table Recipe Book. A collaboration between FarmVille players, Zynga’s Executive Chef Matthew DuTrumble, celebrities and food bloggers, the FarmVille To Table Recipe Book brings the FarmVille experience to the comfort of your own kitchen.

 At Zynga, we are inspired by our FarmVille players’ affinity for discovering delicious, authentic recipes with fresh, locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients. In fact, nearly 65 percent of FarmVille players have told us that they’d like to create their favorite in-game dishes in their real-world kitchens. Not only does the FarmVille To Table Recipe Book feature favorite FarmVille dishes like Strawberry Shortcake and Deviled Eggs, our very own players have created delectable FarmVille-inspired recipes including: Stuffed Bell Peppers, Corn Fritters and Truffle Mac & Cheese.

If you’re in need of new culinary delights to wow your guests this holiday season, we’ve got you covered with exclusive recipes courtesy of celebrities and popular chefs, including actress Kate Hudson and Marc Murphy from The Food Network’s Chopped. Try out Kate’s delicious Fig & Burrata Flatbread recipe below – it’s sure to impress at any holiday gathering.

The complete FarmVille to Table Recipe Book is available at www.FarmVilleToTable.com. In addition, check out the FarmVille To Table Recipe Book App, available on Google Play, the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and coming soon to Microsoft Windows.

Happy cooking!

Kate Hudson’s Fig & Burrata Flatbread

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 whole Burrata
  • 10 whole Figs, sliced in quarters
  • 1 cup Arugula
  • 1 tbs Honey
  • ½ tsp Fleur De Sel

 Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 450° F.
  • Using medium bowl, mix together water and salt. While mixing, slowly add the olive oil.
  • Add ¾ of the flour and whisk together the mixture until you have an elastic sticky dough.
  • Gradually add the rest of the flour until you get workable dough.
  • Roll the dough into a circle using a roller, not making the dough too thin. Note: it does not need to be perfectly round.
  • Bake in greased pan for 8 – 10 minutes or until dry and crispy.
  • Brush the flatbread with olive oil and let it completely cool, otherwise your cheese will melt.
  • Top flatbread with burrata cheese mounds, sliced figs and arugula.
  • Finish with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of fleur de sel.
  • Slice flatbread into squares to enjoy!