OMGPOP

  • OMGPOP Team Tried To Buy Back Its Site, But Zynga Killed It Instead

    OMGPOP Team Tried To Buy Back Its Site, But Zynga Killed It Instead

    OMGPOP almost got an extra life, but Zynga said ‘game over’. Zynga just finalized plans to shut down OMGPOP, the game developer of Draw Something it acquired for $200 million in March 2012. But multiple sources familiar with Zynga tell TechCrunch the OMGPOP team was in direct contact with Zynga leadership in an attempt to buy back the site or continue operating it, yet Zynga refused. Read More

  • Zynga To Shut Down OMGPOP’s Online Gaming Portal, OMGPOP.com

    Zynga To Shut Down OMGPOP’s Online Gaming Portal, OMGPOP.com

    Long before OMGPOP found its sudden (and rather fleeting) success as a mobile game developer with Draw Something, it began its life as an online game network at OMGPOP.com. After Zynga acquired OMGPOP for around $200M only to lay off much of the team a year later, it was unclear what would happen to this last lingering monument to the company. On September 30th, it’ll be shut down for good. Read More

  • Zynga Shuts Down OMGPOP One Year After Acquiring It For $200M

    Zynga Shuts Down OMGPOP One Year After Acquiring It For $200M

    As the dust begins to settle following yesterday’s massive, sweeping layoffs at Zynga, the extent of the damage is becoming more clear. Remember when Zynga acquired OMGPOP last year for roughly $200M dollars? Yeah, OMGPOP essentially no longer exists. Read More

  • Was Zynga’s Deal To Buy OMGPOP That Disastrous? Here’s Some Perspective.

    Was Zynga’s Deal To Buy OMGPOP That Disastrous? Here’s Some Perspective.

    Draw Something, the game that could do no wrong now seems like it can do little right, at least according to the blogosphere. There’s been a string of stories from virtually everyone saying that the OMGPOP acquisition is “haunting” Zynga because Draw Something’s daily active usage is down to 9.1 million daily active users from its peak of 14.6 million daily active… Read More

  • (Fly or Die) Draw Something

    Fly Or Die: Draw Something

    Draw Something has been a hot topic of late. About a month ago, OMGPOP, the company behind the hit game, was acquired by Zynga as the web gaming company attempts the migration over to mobile. The $180 million deal took Zynga’s daily user traffic up 25 percent, and even though Draw Something has been bleeding users, the motivation behind the acquisition circles back to Zynga’s… Read More

  • Update Your Draw Something App To Chat, Save Drawings, Share ‘Em To Facebook and Twitter

    Update Your Draw Something App To Chat, Save Drawings, Share ‘Em To Facebook and Twitter

    Tell your friends to hit the App Store or Android market, there’s a new update for Draw Something out today with some cool new features. Now you can chat with friends while you play, save your drawings to your phone or tablet, and share those drawings straight to Facebook or Twitter. Zynga, who recently acquired Draw Something and its developer OMGPOP for over $180 million, hopes… Read More

  • OMGPOP’s Draw Something Surpasses 50 Million Downloads

    OMGPOP’s Draw Something Surpasses 50 Million Downloads

    OMGPOP’s Draw Something drawing game just surpassed 50 million downloads. It has been downloaded around a million times a day since launch. The paid version is currently number one in the App Store. The company also noted that over 6 billion drawings have been passwed between friends. According to the PR, the least popular word to draw is “latrine,” which is understandable. Read More

  • OMGPOP Eyes TV Show Based On Hit Game Draw Something (Plus It Nears 1B Ad Impressions Per Day)

    OMGPOP Eyes TV Show Based On Hit Game Draw Something (Plus It Nears 1B Ad Impressions Per Day)

    OMGPOP, the New York-based gaming company that has made a huge comeback over the last month thanks to its Pictionary-like game Draw Something, is eying a TV show based on the game, according to a source familiar with the matter. The game has surpassed 25 million registered users, with more than 10 million daily active users. If the company made such a move, it would highlight… Read More

  • A Picture’s Worth 12 Million Downloads: Draw Something Is #1 on iOS and Android

    A Picture’s Worth 12 Million Downloads: Draw Something Is #1 on iOS and Android

    Draw Something proves that if you provide an outlet for imagination, the whole world will play. One month after launch, OMGPOP’s CEO tells me its Pictionary-style mobile game now has 12 million downloads, around 7.1 million daily active users, and is the #1 free and paid game on both the U.S. App Store and Android Market (Google Play). If Draw Something can hold our attention now… Read More

  • What OMGPOP Learned From One Million Downloads of Puppy Love

    What OMGPOP Learned From One Million Downloads of Puppy Love

    It is true. Everyone loves puppies. Online gaming site OMGPOP wisely chose Puppy World to be its first iPhone game. In the mobile game, you take care of puppies, give them to children and increase the happiness in the world. In the two weeks since launch, the game has been downloaded almost one million times already, and is among both the top 100 free Games and top 100 grossing Games… Read More

  • Facebook Instant Credits Are Tripling Virtual Goods Sales For OMGPOP

    Facebook Instant Credits Are Tripling Virtual Goods Sales For OMGPOP

    Now that Facebook will require all games on the social network to use Facebook Credits, it is adding new features to encourage players to spend money on virtual goods. At the Inside Social Apps conference a couple days ago, Facebook announced new features to help grease the wheels of its budding virtual economy. One of these features is “frictionless micropayments,” or… Read More

  • Gaming Site OMGPOP Raises $10.1 Million, Plans Acquisitions

    Gaming Site OMGPOP Raises $10.1 Million, Plans Acquisitions

    OMGPOP, the social gaming site formerly known as iminlikewithyou, has raised $10.1 million in Series B-1 funding, we’ve been informed. The round was split between two existing investors (Spark Capital and Betaworks) and two new ones (Rho Capital and Softbank). The New York-based startup, which started out in 2006 making multiplayer games for the web, says it will continue to pursue a… Read More

  • MyYearbook Introduces Realtime Social Gaming With Video Chat

    MyYearbook Introduces Realtime Social Gaming With Video Chat

    In general, the key driver of social networking so far is games on Facebook. But most of those games aren’t social in the way that playing Monopoly or cards with your friends and family over the holidays is social. MyYearbook, which is a small but profitable social network focussing on younger teenage users, is going to try to make online games more social by getting its members to… Read More

  • OMGPOP Remakes Atari's Missile Command For The Multiplayer Web (Exclusive Video)

    OMGPOP Remakes Atari's Missile Command For The Multiplayer Web (Exclusive Video)

    Flash games on the Web are getting to be so quick and responsive . . . that they can recreate 30-year-old arcade games no problem. And that’s just fine with me because those are about the only video games where I can hold my own. Online video arcade OMGPOP’s latest game is a remake of Atari’s Missile Command on its 30th anniversary. The OMGPOP version is true to the… Read More