Zynga, the company that owns iPhone games like Words With Friends and Draw Something, is laying off 15 percent of its staff while at the same time buying NaturalMotion, the company behing Clumsy Ninja. The US$527 million deal also gives Zynga NaturalMotion's other iOS games including Icebreaker Hockey, CSR Racing, and Jenga.
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Seeing more layoffs at Zynga hurts, and probably doesn't make Clumsy Ninja fans feel very confident about the game's future. Hopefully buying NaturalMotion won't leave Clumsy Ninja, CSR Racing, and Jenga fans in the lurch.