Wed, Oct 02, 2013 | 09:57 BST
Zynga founder: “Right now, I’m pretty bored with all games”
Zynga founder Mark Pincus has said at a Garage Geeks event in Tel Aviv that he is currently bored with all games. He then stressed that he wants to experience the same level of addiction he felt with FarmVille.
The Wall Street Journal was there, and reports that Pincus was in Israel to meet with new start-ups. During his Garage Geeks session, he was asked by long-time member of the country’s venture funding scene Yossi Vardi what his favourite game was.
He replied, “Right now, I’m pretty bored with all games.” He then declined when asked if he’d like to recast his answer, and added that he was waiting for a game to capture him in the same way Zynga’s own FarmVille did, and said, “I want that addiction again.”
Back in August, new Zynga CEO Don Mattrick announced the departure of three executives, as part of a reshuffle that hopes to stabilise the company following dropping player numbers, profits and the culling of games on the slate.
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