Brian Reynolds Leaves Zynga

January 30, 2013 -

Brian Reynolds is the latest high profile executive to exit social-game making giant Zynga. Reynolds was the Chief Game Designer at Zynga and headed up Zynga East in Baltimore, Maryland, which he helped launch in 2009. Prior to that he served as Creative Director at 38 Studios. Prior to that he was a major force in Big Huge Games. While at Zynga, Reynolds was instrumental in the development of Zynga's Frontierville and CityVille 2.

"Brian has a long history in the game industry and has been a great partner to the creative leaders at Zynga," Zynga president of games Steve Chiang told Polygon in a statement. "I want to thank him for his leadership of the Zynga Baltimore studio in the design and development of FrontierVille, which brought many innovations to social gaming. We appreciate Brian's contribution and we're proud of the deep bench of creative leaders who are leading the next wave of game innovation at Zynga. We wish Brian the best in his next chapter."

Reynolds joins a long list of high profile executives that have left the company since it became a publicly trade entity in 2012 including chief operating officer John Schappert, chief financial officer David Wehner, chief security officer Nils Puhlmann, chief creative officer Mike Verdu, chief marketing officer Jeff Karp, and chief technical officer of Infrastructure Allan Leinwand.

Where Reynolds goes from here is uncertain.

Source: GII


 
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