A Bit of Lucky produces Facebook-based games, such as its most popular title, "Lucky Train."
Industry experts say this move is part of Zynga's efforts to move toward more "mid-core" gaming options, and splitting its main offerings between sophisticated, highly-produced, packaged games, and casual games like the popular Facebook games FarmVille and Words with Friends, for which Zynga is most widely known, according to an article in the San Jose Mercury.
Zynga recently hired John Tobias, co-creator of the popular Mortal Kombat series, to help develop their mid-core gaming business.
Zynga is also still wrapped up in litigation, after being sued by Redwood City-based Electronic Arts recently, allegedly for infringing on EA's copyrights by gleaning too many features from EA's popular Sims series in Zynga games. Zynga is also reportedly suing EA, stating that EA has breached prior agreements between the two companies on the hiring of former employees between the two companies.
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