Chess with Friends
|Chess with Friends|
Chess with Friends is a multiplayer asynchronous chess game developed by Zynga with Friends (formerly Newtoy, Inc.), which also developed Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends. It was one of the first iPhone games to take an asynchronous approach to multiplayer. Released in November 2008 and published by Zynga, the game is available on iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) and, since 2014, Android.
Paul Bettner, a Zynga with Friends founder, was quoted as saying, “So in August of 2008, we left Ensemble, bought some MacBooks and started working out of our local public library. A few months later, we put Chess with Friends on the App Store.”
Chess with Friends is a freemium game, meaning there is no cost to play, but players have the option of purchasing premium content.
- Ryan Kim, Zynga Grabs Words with Friends Builder for Mobile Expansion, GigaOM, 2 December 2010.
- Stuart Dredge, Newtoy bringing asynchronous chess to iPhone, Pocket Gamer.
- Ryan Rigney, The Origins of Words with Friends, GamePro, 3 November 2010.
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