The Former Zynga Dallas logo as Bonfire Studios
|Subsidiary of Zynga|
|Industry||Video game industry|
|Successor||Boss Fight Entertainment|
|Headquarters||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|David Rippy, Bill Jackson, Scott Winsett, Stephen Rippy|
Number of employees
Zynga Dallas (formerly Bonfire Studios) was a video game development company based in Dallas, Texas. After Ensemble Studios was shut down by Microsoft in 2009, Bonfire Studios was one of four companies founded by former Ensemble employees. Bonfire's co-founders were Bill Jackson, David Rippy, Scott Winsett, and Stephen Rippy.
In late July 2010, the team released We Farm for iOS. On October 5, 2010, Bonfire Studios was acquired by Zynga and renamed Zynga Dallas. Their first project was CastleVille, released in 2011.
The studio was shuttered as part of mass worldwide layoffs by their parent company in 2013.
- "We Farm Announcement via Facebook". Retrieved August 18, 2010.
- "Acquisition by Zynga". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- Peele, Britton. "Zynga, creators of Facebook game 'Farmville,' closes Dallas studio, lays off 18 percent of staff".
- "Venture Beat: Leaders of the undead Zynga Dallas team start Boss Fight Entertainment".
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