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Major contributors to cocos2d for iPhone joining the Zynga team

by on May 9, 2011

Today we are excited to announce that Ricardo Quesada and Rolando Abarca, key contributors to the renowned cocos2d for iPhone open source project, are joining Zynga. The cocos2d for iPhone open source project is widely used by developers globally, including large players like Atari, ngmoco, Gamevil and Zynga, in the development of leading mobile games for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mac.  Ricardo and Rolando bring amazing mobile developer talent to the Zynga mobile team as we look to create and deliver the best social mobile gaming experience for our players anytime and on any device.

Zynga has long been an advocate of the open source community and we are excited to have Ricardo and Rolando continue to support and contribute to cocos2d for iPhone while in their new roles at Zynga. Games and applications will continue to operate on cocos2d for iPhone as they always have. Zynga did not acquire the community site, cocos2d-iphone.org, which will continue to be managed separately by Ricardo along with the other cocos2d for iPhone administrators. We look forward to advancing the cocos2d for iPhone open source project alongside the cocos2d for iPhone developer community.

Ricardo and Rolando come to Zynga through the acquisition of certain assets of Sapus Media. Prior to the acquisition, Ricardo and Rolando focused on developing professional tools for mobile game developers as well as advancing the widely used cocos2d for iPhone open source project.

Zynga is growing at a rapid speed and is always looking for powerful minds to join our team! If you are interested in joining a smart, creative company with a passion for taking on new challenges (in SF or in one of our other offices), visit here for a list of opportunities.

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