Words With Friends Creators Quit Zynga, Give No Explanation

Words With Friends Creators Leave Company

Words With Friends Creators Leave CompanyPaul Bettner and David Bettner, the brothers behind the hugely successful Words With Friends mobile game are quitting their posts at Zynga. The announcement which was made by GamesBeat on Friday provided no details for the reasoning behind the exit.

Debuted in 2010 Word With Friends was picked up by Zynga when it bought social game developer Newtoy. Paul Bettner joined the team as the VP and General Manager of Zynga With Friends which also produced Hanging With Friends and Chess With Friends. 

The Bettner’s are just the newest in a growing list of high-level executives to depart from the company. Also gone are COO John Schappert and Chief Marketing Office Jeff Karp.  [Read more…]