Although the idea of gamers might conjure images of teenage boys glued to their laptops or plasma screens for hours and hours…and hours…on end, it's time to change that notion, thanks to a surge in gaming in both men and women in all age categories over the past few years. Of course, this is in no small part due to S.F.-based gaming empire, Zynga, which is responsible for wildly successful games such as CityVille, FarmVille, and a bunch of other biggies, amounting to over 240 million active users per month, across social platforms such as Facebook, Google+, and more. Naturally, since it's based on the concept of play, we knew Zynga's SoMa HQ wouldn't be a snooze, and boy were we right. From an in-office Blue Bottle Coffee cafe (major jealous pangs!) to an always-free gaming arcade, Zynga's most stylish employees gave us a tour of their crazy-cool offices and a glimpse into what they do on the daily. Start clicking, and let the games begin!
Photographed by Abby Wilcox