Farmville Co-Creator Mark Skaggs Joins Indian Mobile Gaming Startup Moonfrog Labs

Mark Skaggs (far right) with Moonfrog Lab's team

Mark Skaggs (far right) with Moonfrog Lab’s team

The distance between Zynga’s offices in the United States and a gaming startup in Bengaluru might seem far, but it was a straightforward road for Mark Skaggs, who is best known as the co-creator of FarmVille. Five months after leaving Zynga, Skaggs is taking on a new role as a director at Moonfrog Labs, where he will develop new smartphone games for Indian players.

Moonfrog Labs, which has raised $15 million in funding from Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital so far, was founded by former Zynga India developers in 2013. Skaggs tells TechCrunch that he first met Moonfrog Labs’ founding team, which includes Tanay Tayal, when he spoke at a developer conference in India a few years before that.

“The experience was great and…

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