It’s official. 2 days ago, we told you guys about the speculation that Zynga could be buying up OMGPOP for a substantial amount of money and today, we finally have official confirmation. While financial terms weren’t specifically mentioned, it’s estimated Zynga spent around $200 million for the social game developer (Zynga only spent $40 million when they acquired Words with Friends). That’s a lot of money for a 40 person team based in New York. OMGPOP had this to say in their official announcement:
“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.”
Looks like the game will only get better from here on out with more money to put towards development of new features and more funner/wacky/sometimes gross words. Draw Something has been a runaway hit on Android and iOS garnering around 12.2 million daily users. I’m hoping someone will come up with a charades like title using your front facing cam.