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Zynga launches social Hangman game, Hanging With Friends, in Canadian App Store

We’re just hanging, bro

Zynga launches social Hangman game, Hanging With Friends, in Canadian App Store

Social gaming giant Zynga has rolled out its latest ‘Zynga With Friends’ release on the Canadian App Store today, which takes the classic children’s game of Hangman and adds - you’ve guessed it - a whole heap of social features on top.

What this means in practice is a similar kind of setup as earlier title Words With Friends, in that you can run up to 20 games simultaneously between your contacts, as well as find new opponents using Facebook Connect or against a random opponent.

Adding to the modern twist on the old formula are Instant Replays that lets you guffaw as you watch your opponent desperately trying to work out their word, as well as lifelines for when you yourself become undone.

Bizarrely, despite it clearly saying ‘Hanging’ in the title, the game actually features cartoon characters in ‘perilous situations’ - not one appears to be the threat of being hanged by a mysterious antagonist.

Hanging With Friends is out now on the Canadian App Store for $0.99, and will be available worldwide ‘soon’.