In a now-official affirmation of what the news media has been guessing at all day, Zynga has announced that they would be purchasing OMGPOP, the company responsible for the break-out hit Draw Something. This group of developers is also responsible for an additional 35 social games and will help Zynga strengthen their existing portfolio as well as new mobile IP. Zynga has taken special care to note that in no way does this mean that Draw Something will change in any way, it retaining its “magic” through the future.
The game Draw Something has been out for a relatively small amount of time: six weeks, and has already been downloaded 35 million times. This is a fantastic feat for any game, much less one that had no commercial basis before its release. Some other interesting factoids surrounding the game include the amount of drawings being done simultaneously just yesterday, that being 3,000, and the ranking of the game in 84 countries around the world: number one.
The developers of this game will remain headquartered in New York at what Zynga calls their “totally cool offices” and will be reporting to David Ko, Chief Mobile Officer of Zynga. Dan Porter, CEO of OMGPOP also let us know that “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.” Sound alright to all of you Draw Something fans out there? Toss that cash around!