Draw Something Officially Acquired By Zynga – CEO Says Future Will Be “Drawsome”


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.

[Google Play Link | Via PCMag]


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. got bored with that game already… i shouldnt bought it back then haha

  2. This is both good and bad. Good for OMGPOP but bad for users imo. Zynga doesn’t have the best track record with android updates. Hell I still can’t get my words with friends to work right. I’m looking at you notifications…

    1. I actually liked the fact that WWF has push notifications. Can’t wait til Draw Something gets ’em :)

      1. For a minute i thought WWF was wrestling lol my bad

    2. Zynga doesnt have a good track record with update of any type.  All they care about is getting your money, after that they couldnt care less about you.

  3. Boring game and I guarantee zynga will make it worse. Props to all the new millionaires over at OMGPOP though.

  4. Fuck Zyng. Fuck you greedy bastards.

  5. lol. Smart move by Zynga. I hate them, though.

  6. Zynga fucks up everything!

  7. Sweet! Maybe now I’ll get a notification that its my turn like I do on words!

  8. The app is already horribly unstable across the three devices i’ve used it on (HTC Incredible, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Nexus) and it constantly freezes and FCs.  It’s a perfect fit among the Zynga apps!

  9. How long until they change the name of the game to “Draw With Friends”?

  10. Zynga always ruins their games by being too greedy.

    I hate their Texas hold ’em app because they have something similar to “chips at low prices” written directly on the tables to get us to buy more chips.

  11. Zynga has a pretty bad rep overall. I hope Draw Something can somehow preserve it’s essence.

  12. Its a fun game but there are some improvements I would like to see. The ability to remove players from your list, once you are in a game with some one how do you get out if they keep just writing the word instead of drawing. Also the letters at the bottom of the guessing part should be retractable to make screen grabs easier as people tend to start in the middle of the page and work down. And at the moment it could do with more words, I can guess ‘ladygaga’ before people start drawing! Although I’m sure they are adding them.

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