Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Launches Running With Friends

Posted May 9, 2013

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has announced a new infinite-runner style game called “Running With Friends.”  The game is very similar to Temple Run.  In Running With Friends, you can select one out of multiple characters to run from the bulls.  The original Temple Run game is ranked as the #9 most downloaded iOS game of all time.

Zynga is making this game social so that you can play with your friends. You can also challenge random opponents.  The game contains a leaderboard where you can challenge players that have a skill level that is comparable to your own and you can see who is online now to compete in a faster-paced round.

The premise of the game is that you are being chased by bulls in Spain.  While running, you also have to dodge bales of hay, police cars, and barrels.  You also have to make sure that the bulls do not catch up to you.  You can move around by swiping the screen, which will make it easier to play on tablets and phones.  The further you get in the levels, the higher your score will be.

The game has 3 different rounds.  First players will play alone and then their score is passed to a friend for them to beat.

You can download the game now on the Apple App Store.  It will also arrive on Android soon.