Game Over for Zynga Japan: Tokyo Office to Close January 31

Rick Martin
8:41 pm on Dec 21, 2012

Zynga Japan will be closing down its Tokyo office at the end of January, according to notices posted on its website. We had a foreshadowing that this would happen back in October when Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) laid off five percent of its workforce and proposed the closure of Japan and UK studios as well.

Serkan Toto has posted an informative timeline of Zynga Japan’s short-lived history over on his blog, and I encourage you to check that out. Then when you’re good and depressed, go cheer yourself up with a game of Rage of Bahamut.

  • Sharon Fraser

    I am pleased as Zinga just got me barred from Facebook posting cuz of the spam it sent out on zinga poker in my name. good riddence.

  • Terri

    Yeah, I think we can all agree Zynga sucked. They blatantly ripped off games and then pushed their marketing so aggressively that you couldn’t ignore it, even if you wanted to. Good riddance to bad rubbish.