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Mick-LuciferPosted: 09/18/2012 10:41 PMStatus ::
John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias is set to return to gaming in the new role of Creative Director for developer, Zynga San Diego.

The Verge reports the recruitment of Tobias is part of Zynga's on-going expansion into "mid-core" gaming, which also included the acquisition of Lucky Space maker, A Bit Lucky.

Tobias joins Midway alumnist Mark Turmell at Zynga, reteaming the pair who worked on Smash TV and Total Carnage. Zynga GM Bill Jackson informs [via The Verge] that Tobias is "already working on a cool new mid-core game."

John Tobias infamously left Midway Games in 1999, before founding Studio Gigante in 2000. The designer was responsible for the iconic storylines and characters of the original Mortal Kombat and its early sequels. Mortal Kombat Online recently talked to Tobias about the origins of his classic works for the twentieth anniversary of the series [full story].

RiyakouPosted: 09/18/2012 11:19 PMStatus ::


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RE: John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

I wonder what kind of games will Zynga make now with Mr. Saibot in the chair?

This will be most interesting.

The_TruthPosted: 09/18/2012 11:39 PMStatus ::


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RE: John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is "mid-core" gaming?

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LordSkarletPosted: 09/19/2012 12:48 AMStatus ::


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RE: John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

Casual gaming I believe.

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Vash_15Posted: 09/19/2012 01:24 AMStatus ::


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RE: John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

Zynga? The guys that do Words With Friends?

ZmokePosted: 09/19/2012 03:43 AMStatus ::


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RE: John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

Vash_15 Wrote:
Zynga? The guys that do Words With Friends?

Now upgraded to Sentences With Enemies.

JohnBoyAdvancePosted: 09/19/2012 08:40 AMStatus ::


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RE: John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

So instead of ripping off EA they will be ripping off heads?

/badattemptathumour

Kabal20Posted: 09/19/2012 06:31 PMStatus ::


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RE: John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

It would e nice to see a mobile sequel to Tao Feng, but that's probably hoping for a little too much at this point.

LordSkarlet Wrote:
Casual gaming I believe.
Vash_15 Wrote:
Zynga? The guys that do Words With Friends?
They also did Horn.

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m0s3pHPosted: 09/19/2012 08:40 PMStatus ::


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RE: John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

Zynga, the same company whose stock is falling fast and is being investigated for insider trading. Nice.

damienjakkPosted: 09/23/2012 09:16 AMStatus ::


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RE: John Tobias Joins Zynga as Creative Director

He's clearly there to reboot his award winning fighting game franchise, you know that awesome one he headed up.......Tao Feng.

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