03/07/2012 : ZYNGA LAUNCHES PLATFORM IN BETA (Update)
 
Speed to market after announcement of new platform
 
With the ink barely dry on social gaming giant Zynga's announcement of its intention to develop its own Zynga gaming platform, the platform has launched in open beta format.
 
Accessible through Zynga.com, the platform is offering play on Zynga Poker, CastleVille, CityVille, Hidden Chronicles and Words with Friends.
 
News travels fast apparently as a player ticker reports over one million players currently playing on the site as we went to press.
 
Zynga has created a player blog for feedback, new updates, questions and the like, to facilitate an easy-to-use player experience on the site.
 
A company statement on the launch of the platform said:
 
We're really excited for you to try out the new zynga.com beta site.  We created it for you, our players, to make playing your games more fun.  We are counting on you to help us make this the best destination for play. This site is for you and your feedback and ideas will be invaluable. 
 
Here are a few of things we focused on while creating zynga.com.
 
    Your Games.  You can play the games you already do without losing any progress or game neighbors. Pick up your same game right where you left off.
 
    Faster Progress.  The site is loaded with all kinds of ways to help you progress faster while you play your favorite games.
 
    All About Fun.  Zynga.com is dedicated to games and the community of people who play them. We want you to be able to connect with people from all around the world who love to play games like you do.
 
    It’s safe.  You can control how you share and interact with others that are playing.
 
The site is in beta and you may experience a few issues while you play, but you will still be able to have plenty of fun. For our players that are the first to play on zynga.com, you’ll get to experience a few special items including the ability to share and get help with everyone playing your games on zynga.com.  Also, your feeds will be available on zynga.com and Facebook so your friends playing on Facebook can still help you.