Zynga was poised for greatness, analysts predicted, as the world of social gaming was going to explode onto the scene and take no prisoners, tapping into markets that traditional games have never been able to do. So it did and they went public and since then everything has been relatively disappointing for Zynga. The truth is, social gaming is just a small part of the gaming world and while it may draw in some casual fans, the relative lack of quality in a lot of the games has turned off more people than it has won over.
It hasn’t been an easy year or so for Zynga, is what I’m saying. According to a report from Joystiq, Brian Reynolds, one of the lead game designers at Zynga, has moved on to greener pastures. Brian joined Zynga during the glory days of 2009 and his departure is yet another major setback for the social games giant.