Dev giant steps away from Facebook with independent platform

The mutually beneficial relationship between Facebook and Zynga could soon become more complicated, with the Farmville creator ready to launch an eye-catching games portal that exists outside of the social network., which will launch in beta this month, will host a range of popular Zynga games as well as new content provided by external development studios.

The site will be available across the globe in fifteen different languages.
Social game developers will have the chance to publish their work through, effectively turning the San Franciscan games company into a third-party publisher.
Mobscience and Row Sham Bow are two of the first external studios that will have their games published in