Zynga has announced that it is acquiring Floodgate Entertainment; the independent game developer will be integrated into the staff for Zynga Boston. The studio developed the mobile titles Flowerz and Civ IV: War of Two Cities, as well as PC titles such as Dark Messiah of Might & Magic and Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide. Many of the veterans of the studio worked for Looking Glass Technologies on games like Ultima Underworld, System Shock, and Thief: The Dark Project.

This addition showcases our commitment to working with top-notch talent that shares our passion for building innovative and fun social games. Industry veteran and Floodgate founder Paul Neurath will join Zynga Boston as Creative Director, reads the Zynga blog post. Paul brings over two decades of experience in game development to Zynga and is responsible for a number of acclaimed titles. In 1990 Paul founded Blue Sky Productions, which became LookingGlass in 1992.

Source: Zynga Blog