All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘omgpop’

Zynga To Kill Off OMGPOP.com On September 30

OMGPOP is the poster child of the one-hit wonder in mobile gaming. After finding a hit with Draw Something, Zynga bought the developer and tried to strike gold twice. It didn’t work out and the social games giant killed off OMGPOP in June. The only thing that’s left now is their game portal – OMGPOP.com – and Zynga is going …

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Zynga Shuts Down Draw Something Developer OMGPOP

In March of last year, Zynga made one of its most high profile acquisitions in OMGPOP. The studio was responsible for Draw Something – one of the most popular mobile games of last year. Soon after, Zynga began to fall apart with share prices sliding, a number of high profile departures and its investment in Draw Something proving to be …

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Draw Something 2 Now Available On iOS, Coming To Android Soon

Zynga’s most high-profile acquisition of last year was OMGPOP and its game Draw Something. The game proved incredibly popular, but soon began to bleed users by the millions. Now Zynga is trying to win over those who left with a sequel. Zynga announced during its earnings results that Draw Something 2 is now available on iOS devices. Unlike other sequels …

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Draw Something Hits 100 Million Downloads

Around one year ago, Draw Something hit iOS and took the mobile gaming world by storm. The Pictionary-type game averaged one million downloads per day during its first 50 days on the market. Of course, this success has to be measured against more recent successes, such as Angry Birds Space, which reached 50 million downloads in only 35 days, or …

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The Draw Something Game Show Is Now Casting, If That’s Something You’re Interested in

Are you an amateur smartphone finger artist and looking to go professional? If you’re ready to take your Draw Something skills to the next level, I’m here to inform you that they are now officially taking applications for the Draw Something game show. The show was first announced back in June, and will be a CBS production, with the help …

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Zynga Seems Happy With Its Acquisition Of OMGPOP

If you think Facebook has had it tough over the past week, you should look at Zynga. The social games developer saw its share price plummet after a weak Facebook IPO. That wasn’t the beginning of their troubles, however, as the recently acquired “Draw Something” from OMGPOP has been bleeding users over the past few weeks. Some are beginning to …

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Draw Something Wants You to Illustrate Their Product Placement

My addiction to OMGPOP’s “Draw Something” burned out pretty quick. For about two whole weeks, I was pretty obsessed with the game, but the word repetition and game-crashing bugs were enough for me to abandon the app pretty quickly. I briefly considered jumping back in when they added new celebrity names to the mix, though my good intentions were derailed …

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Draw Something Receives Update, Gives You More Celebrities to Illustrate

Trying to bring celebrities to life in the insanely popular “Draw Something” is one of the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to accomplish in a video game. Never mind attempting to discover warp zones or achieving three stars in every Mario Kart race — drawing Beyonce without using words to describe my poorly-constructed illustration trumps them all. Just when I …

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OMGPOP CEO Helps Laid-Off Employees Cash in on ‘Draw Something’

Just a few months ago, “Draw Something” developer OMGPOP was about to tank, soon before Zynga stepped in to acquire the startup for roughly $210 million. At this time, OMGPOP’s Facebook games weren’t doing well, and CEO Dan Porter was forced to lay off a bunch of the company’s flash developers. Soon after, OMGPOP launched “Draw Something,” which quickly became …

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Draw Something Downloaded 50 Million Times in 50 Days

We’ve already reported on the huge success that is Draw Something. That success, however, has now become record-breaking and, quite frankly, unbelievable. VentureBeat is reporting that Draw Something has been downloaded more than 50 Million times from Apple’s App Store. The game has been out less than two months, a little over 50 days to be exact. This makes Draw …

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Is an MBA Worth It? [Infographic]

According to MBAOnline, more students are seeking MBAs currently than any other field, with 300,000 new enrollees every year. Roughly 156,250 new MBAs are awarded annually, three times as many compared to undergraduate engineering degrees. Business Administration is the most popular graduate program for both women and men, at 11.4% and 22.3% respectively, with the average two-year program costing $82,147. …

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OMGPOP’s Founder Almost Gets Ran Over

OMGPOP founder Charles Forman was almost hit by a car after walking into traffic, while in a daze over excitement at his recent sale to Zynga, the social network game developer. 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 …

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