Texas-based mobile game company Newtoy
was founded in 2008 by brothers Paul and David Bettner, alongside chief
operating officer Michael Chow. The company focused on building
high-quality entertainment experiences for mobile platforms. Newtoy
developed some of the most popular mobile social games in the world,
and its Games With Friends franchise, including Chess and Words With
Friends, is the most popular gaming platform on the iPhone, iPod Touch,
and iPad, with millions of people playing daily.
In December 2010, Zynga acquired Newtoy, which became the Zynga With Friends studio. Since the acquisition, Zynga With Friends has launched Hanging With Friends, Words With Friends on Facebook and has been working on new With Friends titles.