Loot Drop has announced that it has hired Erin Hoffman to be lead designer on a new social title. Formerly of Zynga, she’s worked on online games for 12 years, including FrontierVille, DragonRealms and Kung Fu Panda World.

“Erin brings a soul to social games, and that’s something I’d say about few game designers in this space,” said Loot Drop COO Brenda Brathwaite. “She genuinely believes in making games fun — first and foremost — and that’s something core at Loot Drop. We are grateful she’s joined us.”

“The opportunity to work with not just one but three legendary game designers in a sustainability- and design-focused social game company was too good to pass up,” said Hoffman. “I’ll be working on amazing properties with some of my heroes.”