Zynga acquires online games developer Area/Code

Zynga has acquired Facebook and online games developer Area/Code Games. The business is renamed is now Zynga New York.

Area/Code was founded in early 2005 by Frank Lantz and Kevin Slav. Frank Lantz and Demetri Detsaridis remain on as Creative Director and General Manager, respectively; co-founder Kevin Slavin remains, “nearby but focused on other new ventures.

Zynga is the world’s largest social game developer. More than 215 million monthly active users play its games. Zynga’s games include FarmVille, Treasure Isle, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Café World, FishVille, PetVille and FrontierVille. Zynga games are available on Facebook, MySpace and the iPhone.

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