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Zynga Casino Launches Riches of Olympus

by on February 6, 2014

Barry Cottle, Executive Vice President of Games and head of the Zynga Casino franchise, sent the following email to employees today announcing the launch of Riches of Olympus.

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Team,

Building on last week’s earnings momentum I wanted to share an exciting update from Casino.

I’m proud of our team’s progress over the last few quarters to grow and sustain the Casino franchise as well as our commitment to delivering more new mobile hits for players. I’m excited to share that the Casino team just launched our new mobile slots game – Riches of Olympus – now available to consumers worldwide on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Slots is a hot growth area for the Casino franchise and our teams have been moving quickly to deliver unique, high quality games like Riches of Olympus and Hit it Rich!  which launched in Q4 and features iconic brands like Sex and the City and The Wizard of Oz.

Social slots players expect authentic, Las Vegas-style gameplay, stunning design and all the action and excitement found on the casino floor. I’m proud to say that the Riches of Olympus team over-delivers for consumers on all three.

Mobile-first Riches of Olympus gives players an authentic slots experience they can enjoy with their friends anytime, anywhere. The game surprises and delights with cutting edge mobile slot mechanics including sticky wilds, mega stack symbols, unique reel arrays and burst wilds. Players can also take their chances on mini games like the roulette wheel, to double and quadruple winnings.

As we said last week, Zynga is getting back to its roots of innovating on social and I’m proud to say that Riches of Olympus is the most social slots game available. The game invites players on a visually-stunning journey through ancient Greece, where they chart their progress as well as compete and send gifts to their friends on a social progression map, a first of its kind in the Casino category. Facebook Connect gives players the opportunity to play with their friends and seamlessly sync game play between their phone and tablet. Riches of Olympus also features an offline mode providing a consistent experience without the need to be online.

Even if you’ve never played a mobile slots game, one thing is immediately clear when you play Riches of Olympus – our teams nailed the fit, finish and polish. The game unfolds in stunning chapters based on familiar Greek mythology storylines like “Clash of the Titans.” Individual slots are inspired by favorite Greek heroes and villains as players work through increased challenges and bigger wins featuring Aphrodite, Medusa, Pegasus, Perseus, Poseidon and Zeus themed games. Our teams brought these fabled heroes to life through the sights and sounds of a modern casino and by combining classic themes with cutting-edge gameplay mechanics.

Please join me in congratulating the Austin-based Riches of Olympus team. As Don said last week, we expect 2014 to be a year of growth for Zynga and a landmark year for mobile. I believe it will be a particularly transformative year for the Casino franchise as we focus on delivering more breakthrough mobile experiences to our loyal customers around the world.

I encourage you all to download the game at www.AppStore.com and send me or Destry Davison your suggestions and comments – the team would love to hear from you.

Have fun playing and here’s to hitting the sticky wilds and mega free spins!

Barry

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