Today at Zynga Unleashed, Zynga, the world’s leading provider of social game services, announced the global launch of Matching With Friends, an original With Friends title and brand new social puzzle game that invites players to wage a battle of wit and strategy as they move and match colored pieces on the game board. Available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Matching With Friends is the fifth game in the popular With Friends franchise of games that also include Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, Hanging With Friends and Chess With Friends.
Matching With Friends is easy to pick up, yet includes depth and strategy that increases as players progress through the game and was created by the same team behind all the With Friends titles so players can enjoy the same features they love throughout the series.
Matching With Friends challenges players to strategically compete against their opponents in the pursuit of victory in an all-out color war. Each game consists of 11 turns, where carefully placed colored tiles are matched. A successful match of three or more clears the board and demolishes an opponent’s ability to score. At each turn, players can choose to drive toward cooperative game play — collaborating with opponents to play off of the existing game pieces–or competitive, going on the offensive with blocked moves, well-placed power-ups and a few tricks up your sleeve.
Additional game features include:
- Green with envy: Lay it on the line with special game board multipliers where playing certain tiles can account for twice or three times the amount of point boosts.
- Have Your Opponents Seeing Red: Players can mix up game play by using strategic bombs to break up the board, eliminating pieces and creating a dynamic experience.
- Color Bonus: At the beginning of each game players’ are assigned a bonus color, that when matched awards extra points.
- Connect and Match: Favorite social features like in-game chat and Facebook connect allow you to connect with friends and opponents wherever, whenever.
“With Friends games are highly social, snack-size entertainment that blend well-loved, nostalgic pastimes with brand new game design concepts,” said Paul Bettner, Vice President and General Manager of Zynga With Friends. “Nearly three years after we launched Chess With Friends, I am proud to see the franchise grow to five games — each with its own special twist – and can’t wait to see how Matching With Friends will connect friends and family around the globe.”
Matching With Friends is available for free from the App store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. An ad-free version is also available for $2.99.