There have been some reports around the web that Google is investing in Zynga, the company behind popular Facebook game Farmville. We’ve talked about just how miserable the gaming situation is on Android, especially in comparison to other devices, and it’s a good sign that Google recognizes that and is trying to remedy it. Still, I can’t help that feel the company behind a game that’s so love-it-or-hate-it (and annoying) is necessarily the solution. That said, they do offer a number of popular games for the iPhone:

  • Mafia Wars
  • Street Racing
  • Vampire Wars
  • Zynga Poker
  • Scramble
  • Farmville


It’s hard to argue with the success of their games – Zynga games entertain 240 million users per day, and the company has only been around since 2007.

I suppose something is better than nothing, though – here’s to hoping it turns out alright.


[Source: TechCrunch]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • ari-free

    We need amazing 3D games like Halo or Gears of war, not teeny bopper 2D games like farmville. Having said that...I'm off to check up on my trees in frontierville...ugh

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Agreed, although social gaming on phones is a hot topic, due to the multiplayer aspect. We need game companies to treat games seriously, like they do on PSP, for instance.

  • Jim McP

    Eewwww, Zynga! I better be able to delete them if they come preloaded!

  • Michael A.

    Well, Zynga's "slot machine" games aren't going to improve the status of gaming on Android - and it's not as if the platform is lacking these types of games already.

    But Zynga is still making money hand over fist, so why wouldn't Google invest?

  • zahur

    zynga already i already hate them on facebook what really cool games could they make if any thing pay them to check and improve the adroid market

  • mikestngirl

    I think it's about time they caught up with everybody else!! I for one will love having farmville on my EVO.....

  • Tommy Arnold

    NOOOOOOO!!!! They ruined facebook, don't ruin Android..