Zynga Dallas

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Zynga Dallas
Subsidiary of Zynga
IndustryVideo game industry
PredecessorEnsemble Studios
SuccessorBoss Fight Entertainment
FoundedFebruary 2009
DefunctJune 2013
HeadquartersDallas, Texas, United States
Key people
David Rippy, Bill Jackson, Scott Winsett, Stephen Rippy
ProductsVideo games
Number of employees
Websitewww.bonfire-studios.com Edit this on Wikidata

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.[1] On October 5, 2010, Bonfire Studios was acquired by Zynga[2] and renamed Zynga Dallas. Their first project was CastleVille, released in 2011.[3]

The studio was shuttered as part of mass worldwide layoffs by their parent company in 2013.[3]

Immediately following the closure of Zynga Dallas, Boss Fight Entertainment[4] was founded by former employees of it in June 2013.


  1. ^ "We Farm Announcement via Facebook". Retrieved August 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Acquisition by Zynga". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Peele, Britton. "Zynga, creators of Facebook game 'Farmville,' closes Dallas studio, lays off 18 percent of staff".
  4. ^ "Venture Beat: Leaders of the undead Zynga Dallas team start Boss Fight Entertainment".