OMGPOP’s Founder Almost Gets Ran OverBy: Mike Fossum - March 26, 2012
OMGPOP, makers of the popular game “Draw Something,” was sold to Zynga for reportedly close to $200 million. Forman was so pleased with the sale that he wandered into traffic – “I walked across the street, and all I heard was ‘honk.’ It was surreal.”
“I had $1,700 in my bank account yesterday, and now I have a whole lot more,” Forman stated, adding that “it’s the kind of money where I’ll be wearing whatever I want when somebody invites me to a wedding.” Forman wasn’t directly involved with the development of “Draw Something,” and left OMGPOP about a year ago, but still had a stake in the company. “The entire company started as a joke, honestly.” Yeah, some joke.
Zynga acquired OMGPOP last Wednesday, and by Thursday all OMGPOP employees had migrated, being briefed on their new company’s policies and benefits.