The boom-and-bust story of Zynga may give venture-capital companies pause to continue investing in game developers, Kim-Mai Cutler writes. She poses the question, "Is the venture model of funding gaming companies, which prizes a large exit through a sale or IPO and rapid growth, well-suited for a new world where companies can rise and fall as quickly as their hits climb and tumble off the charts?" Cutler concludes, "[F]or gaming startups being founded today or for investors looking at the space, the market seems ripe to find new ways to fund creative talent."

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