Small Giant Games Announces Epic Expansion to Hit Franchise Empires & Puzzles

Features Include Multiple Base Updates, Increased Stronghold Levels
and a New Building Called the Hunter’s Lodge

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Small Giant Games (“Small Giant”), a subsidiary of Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:
ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, is announcing an
epic expansion to its popular franchise, Empires & Puzzles. The
expansion, backed by player demand, features significant base
updates including an increase of the stronghold’s max level from 20 to
21 as well as advanced versions of mines, farms, storage units and
houses. A brand new building, the Hunter’s Lodge, is also being
introduced, allowing players to craft new battle items.

Since the Small Giant team joined the Zynga family last year, we’ve
been blown away by their continued ingenuity in innovating within Empires
& Puzzles
, a cornerstone of our portfolio of forever
franchises,” said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga.
Comprised of passionate gamers, this expansion shows the team’s
commitment to creating the most fun experiences for the Empires &

Zynga acquired Helsinki-based Small Giant in January 2019. Small Giant
brought with it an experienced development team and another forever
franchise to Zynga’s live service portfolio with Empires & Puzzles,
which blends approachable match-3 battles with deeper gameplay elements
like hero collection, base building and social alliances.

Since its debut in 2017, Empires & Puzzles has been
downloaded more than 34 million times and has reached the #1 grossing
position in 57 countries on the Apple App Store and 24 countries on
Google Play. The hit title has also broken into the Top 10 Grossing
Games charts globally in a combined 124 countries on the Apple App Store
and Google Play.

Empires & Puzzles’ latest expansion was primarily driven by
one of its talented developers, Sofia Vanhanen. At 20 years old,
Vanhanen is on the younger side of female developers working in the
mobile gaming industry. As an avid player of Empires & Puzzles, she
joined Small Giant upon completing her university career in computer

It’s a dream come true to work on a game that you’re already so
passionate about,” said Vanhanen. “I’m able to bring my perspective as a
dedicated fan to implement new ideas that our players will love. I can’t
wait to see what everyone thinks of the new base updates.”

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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
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among other things, future expansion and updates to Empires & Puzzles.
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