Massive Layoffs At ZyngaJason Schreier6/03/13 2:56pmFiled to: zyngalayoffskotakucore168EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe company behind FarmVille just got a little smaller. Zynga, the troubled developer responsible for a number of social games, laid off 520 staff today—18% of the company's employees. The goal: refocus on mobile gaming. Advertisement"None of us ever expected to face a day like today, especially when so much of our culture has been about growth," CEO Mark Pincus said in a company memo today. "But I think we all know this is necessary to move forward."Zynga is also shutting down its New York, Dallas, and LA offices, according to a report by AllThingsD. The massive social game maker, best known for titles like FarmVille and Words With Friends, has been facing financial difficulties for quite some time now. Zynga spent $210 million to buy Draw Something, a game that immediately tanked, and they've had trouble figuring out how to make significant profits off their Facebook games. Last summer, Zynga's stock plummeted, and the company has been reeling ever since.