Zynga Announces Festive Line-Up of 2021 Holiday Events
SAN FRANCISCO – December 16, 2021 – Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced a lineup of holiday events across its leading portfolio of mobile games. With a holiday giveaway in Words With Friends and festive winter events from Rollic, Empires & Puzzles and the FarmVille franchise, players can celebrate the season with their favorite games!
“The holiday season is a time to celebrate our players as they connect with friends and family,” said Bernard Kim, Zynga’s President of Publishing. “We aim to bring smiles to our players with events ranging from extreme sports to giveaways and limited-time characters, and we’re excited to spend the holiday season with our community around the world.”
Empires & Puzzles is making December festive with two seasonal events. Santa’s Challenge returns with all the classic Christmas heroes and a new 5-star event hero, Mr. Pengi. What’s more, three new holiday costumes will be introduced in the event: Santa Claus, Mother North and Krampus. Throughout the month, players can join in the winter festivities by exploring 72 player-versus-environment (PvE) stages in three levels of difficulty. And for the first time ever, Empires & Puzzles will unveil the Challenge Festival, a new event where players will meet old friends and face new foes. It’s an entertaining mashup of five classic challenge events: Pirates of Corellia, Guardians of Teltoc, Knights of Avalon, Fables of Grimforest and Riddles of Wonderland. In addition to the 30 new PvE stages, the festival will feature a new summon gate to bring back heroes from past challenge events and introduce new characters, costumes and bonus chests.
This holiday season, FarmVille 3 is inviting players to enter a wintry countryside to discover an array of festive decorations, holiday outfits and fun activities. Players can show off their seasonal spirit by adorning their farms with ornaments and lights and dressing up their farm hands as Santa or reindeer. And, for a limited time, players can participate in two in-game seasonal events once they advance to certain levels of the game: Sky Race and Country Camping. Along with these activities, FarmVille 3’s social media platforms will offer free gift codes every week this month and share festive recipes, crafts and decorating ideas for the season
Make your farm festive this holiday season by getting crafty and playing seasonal games in two in-game events in FarmVille 2: Country Escape. For Merry Little Craft-mas, players can help kids on the farm create clever cardboard crafts and fun holiday decorations. Artful Angela and Crafty Claus will also be visiting the farm to help players find rare items. Complete the phases in the event to win special rewards like speed seed, keys and padlocks. Finish the event to receive an awesome farmhand – Fuzzy Foxy – who will help players on their farm for 30 days! Meanwhile, the Fab-Yule-Us Playhouse is all set up and ready for a holiday clash! First, players must brace themselves for human pinball, and then they’ll navigate a maze to track down the most presents to be crowned the champion of the Fab-Yule-Us Games. Race to the top of the leaderboard to win the help of farmhand Noelle, who’ll stay on the farm for 30 days to help players find rare items!
Santa’s on an early present delivery run this year, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Claus, and his good friend, Mr. Snowman. But Santa isn’t the most careful driver and during a particularly rash moment, Mr. Snowman slipped from the sleigh and fell somewhere on the island! Santa needs help finding his snowy buddy – who’s probably in a panic because he’s causing flurries of snow all over the island! This winter, players will join the search and rescue team on an adventure through an unlikely, but magical, winter wonderland to win a mer-elf, holiday decorations, guides and more.
Rollic is bringing the cheer to 16 titles with the addition of winter-themed customizations and in-game events. This December, players will be able to deck out their characters in winter wear, strut on a snowy runway and snowboard to the finish line across Rollic’s top titles.
- High Heels! – High Heels! Christmas
- Onnect- Pair Matching Puzzle – Christmas Onnect Cup
Live December 21:
- Blob Runner 3D – Xmas Mode and Board Madness
- Block’em All – Christmas Dunk Contest
- Hair Challenge – Snowy Christmas
- Tangle Master 3D – Tangle All the Way
- Additional holiday-themed events from Arrow Fest, Build Roads, Cashier 3D, Dodge Master, Gear Race, Gun Gang, Money Rush, Nail Stack, Queen Bee, and Text or Die
Get into the holiday spirit with Words With Friends to connect with loved ones this season! The iconic mobile franchise is treating players to a merry slate of in-game events, giveaways and limited tile styles to help ring in the Yuletide joy all month long.
Players can collect a limited Holiday Stocking Bundle complete with a cozy tile style they can use while playing to spread joy with fellow wordies. The celebration officially kicks off with the 6 Days of Giveaways event, where players will be treated in-game to daily gifts leading up to Christmas day. Starting on December 20, once players log in to play a move, they’ll be able to unwrap a special surprise for the day, ranging from coins to power ups and tile paints.
Players can also follow Words With Friends on social media to find out how to enter to win a special merchandise box, filled to the brim with exclusive merch and swag.
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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™, FarmVille™, Golf Rival™, Hair Challenge™, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells™, High Heels!™, Merge Dragons!™, Merge Magic!™, Queen Bee™, Toon Blast™, Toy Blast™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. With Chartboost, a leading mobile advertising and monetization platform, Zynga is an industry-leading next-generation platform with the ability to optimize programmatic advertising and yields at scale. Founded in 2007, Zynga is headquartered in California with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.zynga.com or follow Zynga on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or the Zynga blog.