Zynga gobbles up Lucky Space maker, Mortal Kombat co-creator

A Bit Lucky
A Bit Lucky

The FarmVille house just made an addition on the home. Zynga has announced that it has acquired Lucky Space creator A Bit Lucky, and its 20-some staffers will take seats in Zynga's San Francisco office. According to a release, A Bit Lucky is currently working on a multi-platform, multiplayer online battle game for Mac, PC and tablets, Solstice Arena, that Zynga will publish.

"After exploring various options and talking to a lot of interested partners, Jordan and I are convinced Zynga is the best choice for us. Zynga sees something very special in A Bit Lucky and the team we have assembled," A Bit Lucky CEO Frederic Descamps said in a email to industry friends. "Likewise, why we picked Zynga is pretty simple: it was truly a meeting of the minds. At Zynga, we met people like us: passionate hardcore game developers animated by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Jordan and I are excited to work with them every day to build great mid-core multi-platform games and grow this new category together."

Zynga also took this time to point out that it has recruited John Tobias, co-creator of the legendary Mortal Kombat series. He'll join NBA Jam (and Bubble Safari) creator Mark Turmell at Zynga San Diego on a super secret "mid-core" project. Correct us if we're wrong, but it looks like Zynga is in the middle of quite a sharp turn.

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