The lights are on
Things just keep getting worse for former social game titan Zynga. After laying off over 500 employees last month, which followed a growing tide of talent departures, the company has lost two more key individuals.
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Zynga's China office lost general manager Andy Tian, who will be "returning to his entrepreneurial roots." Today, GamesIndustry.biz has shared that vice president of partner publishing Rob Dyer has departed.
One of Dyer's responsibilities was working with and promoting the products of third-party developers. This is similar to the now-defunct EA Partners program, which leverages existing publishing competencies on a contract basis.
Prior to joining Zynga, Dyer served a similar role with Sony Computer Entertainment America, handling relationships with third-party publishers and studios.
[Source: Wall Street Journal, GamesIndustry.biz]
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All our games are the same and utter crap! Abandon Ship!
Not really surprised.
Things don't look good for Zynga.
That doesn't sound surprising at all.
Just keeps on getting worse...
They helped bring microtransactions into the mainstream. Let the bastards burn.
Hurry! Quick! Abandon ship! There is more money to make by hardly doing any work at all except calling other suits and ask them `How about making some bucks?`. All the same, across the industry. Suits charging in, making stupid decisions that profit nobody but themselves (and their buddies), and when things are starting to go south, bye bye, off are the leeches. Disgusting.
What happened to that insider trading rumor-thing where the top execs sold lots of shares before their stock dropped? Did anyone get accused of anything? It happened early this year, but GI never mentioned it again.
Leaving the sinking ship.
Sad state of afairs