Zynga Reportedly Buys Astro Ape Studios for New York Office

Zynga reportedly bought another mobile social gaming company called Astro Ape Studios to bulk up its Android and iOS efforts.

When we first heard rumors of the deal yesterday, we reached out to Astro Ape Studios, which didn’t return requests for comment. Zynga also declined to comment. However, many of Astro Ape’s employees, including chief executive Chieh Huang, chief creative officer Christopher Cheung and chief technology officer William Fong, have all taken titles on LinkedIn at Zynga’s New York office.

Astro Ape’s titles like Dessert Heroes and Office Heroes have not been highly ranked on the overall top lists for the last few months so the price may not have been much more than the typical talent acquisition range. Office Heroes had some initial success last year, but it quickly declined afterward. Japan’s DeNA invested an undisclosed amount in Astro Ape last year.

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