据游戏邦了解，Area/Code在Facebook社交游戏和手机平台上都有积极的表现，代表作包括与法国育碧（Ubisoft）联合推出的《CSI: Crime City》，Facebook游戏《Parking Wars》，以及iPhone游戏《Drop7》。据称该公司的发展特点是“将交互系统、游戏中的想象元素以及现实元素融为一体”，这主要包括“电视实时在线游戏”、“挖掘现实社交元素的游戏系统”、“以现实数据创建的游戏活动”等方面。
Area/code的联合创始人是弗兰克·兰兹（Frank Lantz）和凯文·斯莱文（Kevin Slavin），游戏邦还发现，Foursquare联合创始人丹尼斯·克劳利（Dennis Crowley）在离开谷歌创办Foursquare期间，居然也加盟了Area/Code公司。该公司总经理Demetri Detsaridis将担任Zynga纽约工作室的总经理，丹尼斯·克劳利则成为该工作室的创意总监。
这是Zynga在8个月内的第九次收购，此前的收购对象包括德克萨斯州的NewToy和Bonfire Studios ，北京XPD、东京Unoh Games、波士顿Conduit Labs、法兰克福Dextrose AG、奥斯汀Challenge Games。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
Zynga Acquires Social Game Developer Area/Code; Launches New York Office
Weeks after announcing its acquisition of social browser Flock, Zynga is continuing its shopping spree today with the purchase of New York-based social gaming developer Area/Code. In conjunction with the acquisition, Zynga is also announcing its first New York office with the launch of Zynga New York. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Based in New York City, Area/Code has developed a number of games on Facebook and for mobile, including CSI: Crime City with partner Ubisoft, Facebook game Parking Wars and Drop7 for the iPhone. According to the startup’s site, the developer focused on highlighting “the connections between the interactive systems and imaginary landscapes inside of games and the real world around them.” These connections could include, “online games that respond to broadcast TV in real time,” “game systems that explore real-world social issues,” “urban environments transformed into spaces for public play,” or “game events driven by real-world data.”
Area/Code was co-founded by Frank Lantz and Kevin Slavin, and interestingly Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley was the third partner in the startup in between leaving Google and starting Foursquare.
Area/Code general manager Demetri Detsaridis and Lantz will be General Manager and Creative Director, respectively for Zynga New York.
This is Zynga’s 9th announced acquisition in 8 months, including, Texas-based NewToy, XPD in Beijing, Unoh Games in Tokyo, Conduit Labs in Boston, Dextrose AG in Frankfurt, Germany,Challenge Games in Austin, and Bonfire Studios in Texas. （source:techcrunch）