Zynga, the leading social games provider for websites Facebook, MySpace, iPhone and MSN games has opened a center in Bangalore to keep pace with its expanding user base.
The Bangalore center is its first setup outside US where it plans to hire 100 computer scientists and engineers to work on gaming and infrastructure development. The Indian site was chosen to tap the growing online gaming population in India which is stated to become third highest online market after China and US.
''Social gaming combines the best of web technical talent with game storytelling,'' said Zynga CEO Mark Pincus. ''India offers some of the world's most sophisticated and rich technical talent bases and we are thrilled to have a local presence.''
The centre would be a add-on to its offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Baltimore.
Popular games by Zynga include Farmville which has a following of 75 million monthly active users, Mafia wars, FishVille, Cafe World and many others.
Zynga, established in 2007, brought back the phenomenon of social gaming in the online realm and has already broken even in terms of revenue.