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FarmVille Guys Publishing a Serious, Hardcore Game, With Swords and Monsters and Stuff

If I say the word "Zynga" to you, you probably think stories of shoddy work practices, of ruthless non-games like FarmVille, or allegations that they essentially rip other people's games off.


So it's understandable that the social games juggernaut is looking to broaden its horizons a little, and move into more serious territory. That's why Zynga is publishing Horn, an iOS game by developers Phosphor that, for a phone game, looks pretty damn great.


Though...a little less "borrowing" from Team Ico's art direction might have been advisable...

Zynga's iOS Blockbuster Horn hopes to "replace consoles" [Hookshot]

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To all the people who say Zynga doesn't make video games, I'd like you to look at the definition below. By this definition, they make video games. The debate is over. This means FarmVille, while maybe not your cup of tea, is in fact a video game. Have a nice day.

vid·e·o game


A game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a television screen or display.