Nokia and Zynga announce a new partnership to bring Zynga’s games to Nokia Lumia smartphones and Windows Phones during autumn 2012, including Words With Friends and Draw Something. The announcement was made today, June 21.
For a two-month period following launch, the titles will be available only through ‘Nokia Collection’ to Nokia consumers, after which both games will be made available to all Windows Phone consumers via Marketplace.
Earlier, leading children’s media company Scholastic Media said it will launch a selection of its game apps on Nokia Lumia smartphones. (Read: Scholastic Game Apps for Nokia Lumia Smartphones)
With 100,000 apps available today in Windows Phone Marketplace, Zynga’s Words With Friends and Draw Something will join other great mobile gaming experiences available on the Windows Phone platform, says Nokia.
“We’re delighted to bring these two key games to Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone consumers. The Windows Phone Metro UI will deliver an outstanding user experience to consumers, adding more great gaming titles to our rapidly growing portfolio from leading publishers,” said Bryan Biniak, VP, Global Partnering & Application Development, Nokia.
Draw Something game is built for collaboration between friends — one player draws a picture of a chosen word and the other must guess the word correctly before taking their turn at drawing. Players earn coins by guessing pictures correctly and can earn new shades of color to draw even brighter, more eye-popping pictures.
Draw Something recently launched in 12 additional languages. At its launch, Draw Something for Windows Phone will be available in Traditional and Simplified Chinese as well as English.
Words With Friends is a word building game that challenges players to create the highest-scoring words while playing against family and friends or random opponents.
Players can be engaged in up to 20 games at once and are able to communicate with each other through an in-game chat feature. Words With Friends is a part of the With Friends franchise of mobile social games by Zynga.