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Words With Friends: Building and Growing a Game on the Top of the Charts


Developing and growing Words With Friends has been a project that has spanned multiple platforms, multiple studios and is beloved by millions of players. Before solidifying a position on the top of the charts, it had much smaller roots stemming from a library in McKinney, Tx. Come hear about lessons learned while building the With Friends platform and scaling the technology. Topics will cover the technical trials and tribulations of a large scale service to managing multi-platform, cross-team development. It should be a learning experience for game developers in any space, from indie developers to AAA.

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  • GDC 2012
  • Vijay Thakkar
  • Zynga With Friends
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