Zynga partners with Forte to develop blockchain games

Zynga announced that it has partnered with Forte to promote and pursue the exciting opportunities in the blockchain games market. 

With the partnership, the company aims to leverage its intellectual property, brand and community to develop blockchain games that are fun and enduring.

Earlier last month, San Francisco-based game developer Zynga had hired Matt Wolf as its vice president of blockchain games to oversee the company’s blockchain gaming efforts.

“Our goal is to bring a new level of quality and fun into Web3 and blockchain games, while also providing a safe and trusted ecosystem that will keep our valued players and communities entertained for years to come,” said Matt Wolf, Vice President of Blockchain Gaming at Zynga. “We’re excited to partner with Forte because of the team’s long‐term vision and approach to blockchain solutions and web3 development.”

Providing an end-to-end solution for token-based game economies and NFTs that benefits the community, Forte raised $725 million Series B in November, led by Sea’s venture arm and Kora Management, with participation from Animoca Brands, Playstudios, and Netmarble. 

“We are proud to partner with Zynga as we look to advance the blockchain gaming ecosystem in a responsible way that will engage and benefit gamers, and provide them more economic opportunities. We have built the Forte platform with best-in-class interoperability mechanics and compliance measures in our continuing efforts to bring safety, stability and trust to both developers and players,” said Forte co-founder and CEO Josh Williams.

The specific terms of the partnership have not been disclosed.

Last week, Tencent-backed mobile video game maker and publisher Voodoo announced that it is entering the blockchain mobile gaming segment to “bring blockchain games to casual and mobile users around the world”. The company said it will invest $200 million in both existing and upcoming gaming studios in 2022. 

Written by Maya Robertson

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