Amazon Prime and Zynga Team up To Bring Free Mobile Content to Words With Friends
Players with Amazon Prime Memberships Can Claim Free Rewards
SAN FRANCISCO – April 27, 2020 – Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced a collaboration with Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) to bring free content to Amazon Prime members in one of Zynga’s most popular franchises, Words With Friends.
Starting today, Prime members can claim free mobile game content, such as mystery boxes and exclusive tile styles, within Words With Friends 2. Players will be shown banners showcasing the offers and can sign in with their Amazon accounts to claim their rewards.
“Games like Words With Friends have an innate ability to keep people in touch with their loved ones, whether they’re just up the street or thousands of miles away,” said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga. “Now more than ever, games are an important source of connection and enjoyment around the world, and we believe that teaming with Amazon will give us more ways to surprise and entertain our players.”
“Words With Friends is one of the best-known, most beloved games of its kind, and we’re excited to work with Zynga to bring a new type of mobile games to Prime members,” said Ethan Evans, Twitch Prime VP. “Working with a global leader like Zynga and an iconic title like Words With Friends exactly supports our vision of helping Prime members have even more fun playing games with their friends on any platform.”
In addition to mobile gaming benefits included with Prime, more than 150 million paid members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime including the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon. In the U.S. that includes free delivery, unlimited streaming access to thousands of movies and TV shows on Prime Video; two million songs with Amazon Music; a free rotating selection of more than 1,000 books; magazines and comics with Prime Reading; free games and in-game content with Twitch Prime; and more.
About Zynga Inc.
Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga’s franchises including CSR Racing™, Empires & Puzzles™, Merge Dragons!™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. Zynga’s games are available in more than 150 countries and are playable across social platforms and mobile devices worldwide. Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with locations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, India, Turkey and Finland. For more information, visit www.zynga.com or follow Zynga on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or the Zynga blog.
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