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Zynga Officially Purchases OMGPOP and Draw Something

It’s official. Zynga realized that OMGPOP’s Draw Something was too difficult to compete with, so they bought it for $200 million. We doubt that the game will disappear or go into hiatus as it is too buzzworthy this moment. Instead, Zynga will likely look to improve up one of the craziest over-night success stories that the iOS and Android gaming worlds have ever seen.

OMGPOP’s CEO Dan Porter, who will remain on as a VP with Zynga, told fans that the game will only change for the better.

“The game will stay true to you and what you love, and it’s my solemn vow that the magic of Draw Something will not change,” he said. “With the added resources we now have, and the deep gaming experience we can draw from, we can’t wait to continue to surprise our users. If you’re a fan, a player of ours, I can’t wait to show you what’s in store – it’s going to be drawsome.”

To give you an idea of the success we keep referring to, the app itself has been downloaded some 35 million times in the last 6 weeks. Over the last week, 1 billion drawings have been made by its users. 


Via:  PCMag

  • frankandsimple

    ugly phone to match the ugly OS.. whats the problem?

  • Good for ’em!

  • Knlegend1

    Waiting for a re-branding “Drawing with Friends” lol. 

  • dsass600


  • Uninstalled

  • Tom

    There goes the neighborhood 🙁

  • teejaycard

    can’t believe they just tweaked an already existing game, Pictionary, and now they’re 200 million richer..  

    • Rrrutyu

      Tweaked…just like apple stole Xerox’s idea for a gui….then apple forgot to patent it…so Microsoft slapped a patent on it…then linux comes along and hey…its free ware now.

      There are no original ideas anymore. Its like rebooting every movie that has been made in the last 20 years

    • Higher_Ground

      really, inklink did the same thing as freeware several years ago on aol/shockwave

  • Well that pretty much assures I’ll be the only person on my list of facebook “friends” who won’t have it. Zynga can sit and spin as far as I’m concerned.

  • Damn :/

  • 1 billion “drawings”

  • richlizard24

    That’s quite a return.  

  • jjrudey

    I promptly deleted the app. I don’t support Zynga.

    • RadicalPie

      OK thanks for sharing

      • jjrudey

        Not sure if that’s sarcasm or seriousness.

        • Josh Groff

          I’m going to go with Sarcasm for 500.

  • Cole Edmundson

  • IB$3.99app

  • EvanTheGamer

    What a bunch of a-holes. Figures as much. If you can’t beat ’em…BUY ’em. Then fire everyone and restaff with only buyers staff. Bastards.

    • MKader17

      No one forced the company to sell themselves…

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yeah…that’s totally true…I mean, I don’t blame OMGPOP for selling…especially for that kind of money..but it just sucks that Zynga, a HUGE company had to buy out the little guy just because they couldn’t compete with that specific game. But I guess that’s just the world we live in.

        • zynga was the little guy just a few years ago. founded in 2007. im sure someone like ea or gameloft tried to buy them when they were small, but they had the balls to forge onward.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Sure..but even way back then, they were still bigger than OMGPOP.

  • Liderc

    Wow, so simple yet so profitable lol.

    • Inquizitor

      It’s easy when you target simple people.

  • Zebra


  • Lovehate

    pictanary should sue for their half

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    • Michael Forte

      Or as Apple does, sue them.

      • richlizard24

         Motorola too.

      • BAoxymoron

        don’t you man or as the tech industry does, sue them?

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  • RumbaCembe

    Why wont someone buy me for 200 million dollars? 🙁

    • Josh Groff

       Make the most popular Facebook game and then they just might. 😉

  • sofunnytom

    Well, that was fast.

    • Esmccarty09

      That’s what she said

  • It’s officially the beginning of the end.

    • KirbyLens

      now twice the ads…

      •  not if you’re rooted with an ad blocker 🙂