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 new patent  Sequential selection of multiple objects

A device may be configured to provide a user interface that supports sequential selection of objects displayed on a screen. As configured, the device may display a presentation of multiple objects, and the device may receive a user input that defines a path within the presentation of displayed objects. The... Zynga Inc

Cross platform social networking authentication system

Disclosed in one example is a method of authenticating with multiple social network services. The method may include storing first authentication information associated with a user for a first social networking service using at least one computer processor, receiving second authentication information associated with the user for a second social... Zynga Inc

Player rating system for multiplayer online computer games

In example embodiments, a method of rating skill levels of players of a game executing on a game networking system is disclosed. An event within a game is identified as corresponding to a combination of head-to-head mini games between a subset of a plurality of players of the game. For... Zynga Inc

Asynchronous online game play and defend mode processing to enable social friends to assist and alter game play outcomes

Methods for allowing a user to participate and change outcome of an asynchronous game includes receiving an indication of an attack initiated by a second player on a first player's game base during game play. In response, a first social post is generated to inform friends of the first player... Zynga Inc

Actionable push notifications for computer-implemented games

A online gaming system provides for presentation on a user device of actionable game-related push notifications. The push notification is presented outside of a game interface and includes both contextual information about a particular game event and one or more action elements. Responsive to selection of a particular action element,... Zynga Inc

Dynamic quests in game

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for executing a game and for creating computer-generated game quests, which are referred to as dynamic quests. One method includes an operation for identifying a template for creating a dynamic quest. The dynamic quest includes quest tasks and quest rewards, which are provided... Zynga Inc

Methods and systems for assembly of crews for facilitating execution of social game activity

Methods and systems are provided for enabling a user of an online game to assemble a crew of additional crew members for accessing a content item after completing a goal with the crew. A method provides an operation for displaying a crew assembly dialog that includes a graphics user interface... Zynga Inc

Finding friends for multiuser online games

The present disclosure relates to games and applications in general and in particular to computer-implemented online games, such as online role-playing games, playable by more than one person from more than one location. The game engine can search a player's social network to find friends to play with. These social... Zynga Inc

Apparatus, method and computer readable storage medium for collecting doobers in an electronic game

An apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium for efficiently collecting doobers. A game area may be presented in a graphical user interface on a display device. The game area may include a game character associated with a first player, regions and objects within the regions. The character may move within... Zynga Inc

Experimentation and optimization service

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a System Tuner for customizing a player's experience. The System Tuner creates an optimal game model based on game-related data of a plurality of players. The optimal game model corresponds to a player segment... Zynga Inc

Sequencing and locations of selected virtual objects to trigger targeted game actions

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a Game Action Trigger Module (GATM) for trigger game actions. The GATM generates a virtual gaming environment comprising a concurrent display of a tile board and a game world separate from the tile board.... Zynga Inc

Asset transfers between interactive social games

A method and system to transfer assets between interactive social games is described. In some embodiments, the method generates a visual expression of a transfer mechanism in a first computer-implemented game. The method further generates the visual expression of the transfer mechanism in a second computer-implemented game. The transfer mechanism... Zynga Inc

Limiting transfer of virtual currency in a multiuser online game

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for limiting transfer of virtual currency in an online game. One method includes an operation for receiving, at a server, a purchase order for virtual currency from a first player. The purchase order is made with legal currency, and the virtual currency is... Zynga Inc

Generating game configurations

A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for generating game configurations are presented. For example, a system may receive a game configuration request message from a client device being operated by a player playing a virtual game. The game configuration request message may... Zynga Inc

Method and system for matchmaking connections within a gaming social network

Techniques for recommending and establishing connections between users within a gaming social network, designed for connecting users having common gaming interests or characteristics. Embodiments include methods for recommending connections from members of an out-of-game social network, the gaming social network, and gaming activity participants; evaluating user profile information and user... Zynga Inc

System and methods to display icons based on messaging activity

A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method to display icons based on messaging activity is provided. A request to access a game user interface of the first player is received from a client device of a first player, the game user interface being... Zynga Inc

Method and system of incorporating team challenges into a social game

In a method and system of incorporating team challenges into a social game, a request to start a team challenge is received. The team challenge includes an in-game task that a plurality of players is to complete, with the plurality of players including an initiator and a helper. A selection... Zynga Inc

Social surfacing and messaging interactions

This disclosure generally relates to systems and methods to provide interaction messages related to in-game activities and events within a computer-implemented multiplayer online game environment. In an example embodiment, potential interactions for a user's social connections are determined, and interaction messages detailing the potential interactions are generated and displayed for... Zynga Inc

Bad beat insurance

In various embodiments, a system and a method of implementing bad beat insurance are disclosed. After a stage of a portion of a game is played, it is determined that a player is favored to win the portion of the game. After the portion of the game is completed, it... Zynga Inc

Slots game with improving bonus-winning odds

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for adjusting bonus winning odds while playing an online slots game. One method includes an operation for receiving user input during a session of an online slots game, where the user input is defined to spin wheels of the online slots game. In... Zynga Inc

Multitenancy gaming services platform

Systems and methods for providing multitenancy gaming platform services are presented. In one embodiment a method for providing multitenancy gaming platform services comprises receiving, at a server computer, a request from one of a plurality of applications for an operation associated with a service, the request including a token, data... Zynga Inc

System and connecting gaming devices to a network for remote play

A gaming system receives a password over a network from a user of a remote device for a gaming system for a gambling game. The gaming system authenticates the user using the password. The gaming system receives an age from the user and determines that the user is of age... Zynga Inc

Systems and methods for indicating positions of selected symbols in a target sequence

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein to display positions of symbols in a target sequence. In various embodiments, a Sequence Generator generates a target sequence of symbols to be identified by a player in a virtual gaming environment. The Sequence Generator... Zynga Inc

Systems and methods for determining game level attributes based on player skill level prior to game play in the level

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a System Tuner for customizing a player's experience. The System Tuner calculates a player skill level for a player. The System Tuner modifies at least one attribute of a second game level based on... Zynga Inc

Communicating messages within network games

Systems and methods for communicating messages within online games are described. One of the methods includes receiving a message post from a first user. The message post is displayed on an in-game object that is configured for sharing message posts between the first user and other users. The method further... Zynga Inc

Automatically identifying potentially fraudulent gaming accounts

In example embodiments, a method of mitigating the effects of fraudulent usage of game accounts is disclosed. One or more values stored in one or more fields of a row of a database table maintained by the game networking system are received. The one or more fields correspond to features... Zynga Inc

Real money gambling payouts that depend on online social activity

Software on a server and/or client device causes a view in a graphical user interface (GUI) for a game to be displayed to a user. The game is an online gambling game for real money. The software receives input from the user. The input includes a wager and play according... Zynga Inc

Guild-dependent variation of player capabilities in a computer-implemented game

A system and method provide automated guild-dependent variation of in-game capabilities available to player in an computer-implemented game. An in-game capability is made available to the player in inter-guild competitive gameplay, for example comprising an object-specific ability associated with the game object, such as a collectible card. A value for... Zynga Inc

Shared social asset in game

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for online game cooperation. One method includes an operation for receiving a first request from a first user to place a game asset in a first game board of the first user. The game asset is associated with a task to be performed... Zynga Inc

Changing a virtual world based on real-world locations of players

A method of changing a virtual world of a computer-implemented game based on real-world locations of players of the computer-implemented game is disclosed. A presence of a player of the computer-implemented game is detected at a physical location. A presence of an additional player of the computer-implemented game is detected... Zynga Inc

Incentivizing location-based actions by groups

A method of incentivizing location-based actions by groups is disclosed. A group of users of a game networking system is notified that an incentive reward is to be provided based on a number of members of the group performing a location-based action transgressing a threshold. The incentive reward is provided... Zynga Inc

Combining games based on levels of interactivity of the games

A method of combining games based on levels of interactivity of the games is disclosed. It is identified that a player is idle with respect to a primary game, the primary game having a first level of interactivity. A secondary game having a second level of interactivity is selected based... Zynga Inc

Maintaining persistent mobile device session

Techniques for maintaining a game session when a client device transitions between a first wireless connection and a second wireless connection are described herein. The client device can receive, using a first wireless connection, a first packet having a unique session identifier associated with a game session. Additionally, the client... Zynga Inc

Location-based achievements framework

A method of encouraging actions by users with respect to a game networking system is disclosed. An indication of a presence of a user of a game networking system at a physical location is received. An opportunity for the user to perform an action within a game associated with the... Zynga Inc

Social network data analysis to generate incentives for online gaming

Systems and methods for processing recommendations of online games to friends of social network are described. A method for processing recommendations includes identifying a gaming session of a user on an online game provider network, accessing a use profile of the user for the online games of the online game... Zynga Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100674

Dynamic virtual environment customization based on user behavior clustering

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a Clustering Engine that determines that respective actions, performed in a first instance of a virtual environment by a first user during a first time range, correspond with a first latent state. The Clustering... Zynga Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056777

Custom reward for viral help in game

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for processing operations of a computer game to be played on a computing device. One method includes an operation for detecting a petition for help from a first player to a second player to obtain a first game asset for the first player.... Zynga Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061738

Viral progressive jackpot

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for executing a computer game. One method includes an operation for setting an initial value to the jackpot of a first player. The jackpot of the first player is increased based on each bet by the first player in the computer game. Additionally,... Zynga Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021278

Graphical user interfaces in computer-implemented multiplayer games

This disclosure generally relates to systems and methods to provide graphical user interfaces in computer-implemented multiplayer games. The graphical user interface includes a friends panel that is operable between a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. The friends panel provides friends information display functionality, social network management functionality, and/or messaging... Zynga Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019299

Sharing an application configuration among social networks

A machine may generate and store a correlation among multiple identifiers of the user that enable access to an application through multiple systems. For example, the user may have a first identifier for using a first social network system, and a second identifier for using a second social network system,... Zynga Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007925

Adaptive object placement in computer-implemented games

Disclosed in some examples is a method of placing game objects in a game, the method includes receiving user input that indicates a desired placement of a new game object at a target location in a virtual in-game environment of the computer-implemented game; identifying the new game object as a... Zynga Inc








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