The former Zynga Texas-based development team that created the popular social game CastleVille has launched a new game studio called Boss Fight Entertainment. The company will be lead by general manager Bill Jackson, president & CEO David Rippley, and co-founder Scott Winsett.
Boss Fight Entertainment is made up of the core development team from Bonfire Studio, the original game development company that Zynga purchased in 2010 to serve as part of their Texas division.
In 2011 Jackson, Rippley, and Winsett helped create CastleVille which was a massive success for the publisher. Unfortunately as the mobile industry took off, Zynga had trouble transitioning from popular online social games to apps. They loss a significant amount of money and had to downsize. Their Zynga studio was shutdown. But like the saying goes, “You can’t keep a good app developer down.”