? "OMG! A big Zynga group hug to OMGPOP, talented creators of Draw Something," tweeted social games titan Zynga Wednesday. Apparently, in this universe, a "big Zynga group hug" translates to $180 million, the price that All Things D claims Zynga paid to acquire the makers of the most popular mobile Facebook app.

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  • Candy Crushing the Competition: Where King Triumphs, Zynga Pivots
    The most infamous closure was the New York office that housed most of the former staff of OMGPOP, creator of Draw Something and a company that ... rotation of new heroes to use or the in-game item purchases to make those heroes more effective.
    06/28/2013 - 3:38 am | View Link
  • Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Doubles Down With Draw Something
    Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) fell victim to a torrent of criticism when they ponied up $200 million for OMGPOP, the makers of DrawSomething ... the game but they were also spending money on in-app purchases. Zynga wasn’t wrong in this understanding but ...
    04/15/2013 - 10:19 am | View Link
  • Zynga, East Coast Publishers Talk Strategies at Mobile Gaming USA East
    Chieh Huang, a director with Zynga Mobile NY, said during a panel that game makers can let money slip through ... in recent years with its acquisitions of Area/Code and “Draw Something” maker OMGPOP. Huang, whose pedigree includes co-founding mobile ...
    02/5/2013 - 1:56 am | View Link
  • Zynga to report 3Q net loss, take charge
    Zynga said will take a charge of $85 million to $95 million on its acquisition of OMGPop, the company behind "Draw Something ... Bookings reflect in-game purchases of virtual goods in the quarter they occur. "The third quarter of 2012 continued to ...
    10/4/2012 - 8:32 pm | View Link
  • Zynga Defends OMGPOP Purchase
    Zynga is trying to provide some answers for its controversial acquisition of "Draw Something," a mobile game that was released only six weeks earlier and has since lost popularity, Ian Sherr reports on digits.
    05/24/2012 - 2:52 am | View Link
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  • Zynga Acquires OMGPOP, Creators of the Cultural Hit "Draw ...
    Zynga Acquires OMGPOP, ... As a part of the Zynga family, OMGPOP will focus on building new mobile IP and ... founder and CEO of Zynga. "Draw Something has captured ...
    11/10/2015 - 2:18 am | View Website
  • Zynga Purchases "Draw Something" Makers OMGPOP ...
    Image via CrunchBase “OMG! A big Zynga group hug to OMGPOP, talented creators of Draw Something,” tweeted social games titan Zynga Wednesday.
    09/21/2015 - 1:07 pm | View Website
  • Zynga Purchases ‘Draw Something’ Maker Omgpop For $180 Million
    Draw Something, a smartphone game by Omgpop which quickly became the most popular game on Facebook since its release, has proven once again that in the
    03/25/2012 - 8:04 pm | View Website
  • Zynga buys OMGPOP maker of Draw Something
    Blizzard explains League of Explorers design choices, t... MTG has acquired DreamHack for millions. Lots of millio... The way Bethesda plans to shape DLC content for ...
    03/22/2012 - 7:53 pm | View Website
  • Zynga buys 'Draw Something' app maker OMGPOP for $210 ...
    Zynga buys 'Draw Something' app maker OMGPOP. By Jeremy C. Owens. ... announcing the acquisition of OMGPOP, maker of the "Draw Something" app. ...
    03/22/2012 - 1:34 pm | View Website
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