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Torchlight 3 studio Echtra Games acquired by Zynga

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 18:27 GMT The studio will work with Zynga’s NaturalMotion on a currently unannounced RPG for cross-platform play.Echtra Games is the developer of Torchlight 3 and is made up of former Runic Games developers which created the first two Torchlight games. The studio is led by founder Max Schaefer, who previously worked on Diablo, Diablo 2, and all Torchlight titles.According to Zynga, the studio’s pedigree is what drew the company to make the acquisition, via GI.biz.“Max and his team at Echtra Games are responsible for some of the most legendary game properties ever created,…

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Star Wars Hunters is a squad-based, online multiplayer game coming to Switch

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 February 2021 00:10 GMT Star Wars Hunters is coming to Nintendo Switch this year. Announced during the Nintendo Direct this evening, Star Wars Hunters is a squad-based, online multiplayer game where you will build a team out of all-new Star Wars characters. These characters include bounty hunters, stormtroopers, wookies, and heroes of the Rebellion. Once you build your team, you will then face off against other squads in arenas based on iconic Star Wars settings. The game’s timeline is set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Developed by Zynga and Lucasfilm, the…

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The original FarmVille is shutting down on Facebook in December

Summer’s well over now and it’s time to reap what’s been sown. Adobe’s decision to cease support for Flash will soon be bearing fruit, including FarmVille’s demise. You know, the farm simulation game that touched PC users’ hearts before Stardew Valley came along. Zynga’s later farming simulation games will continue on but the original will be going dark at the end of 2020. (more…)