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Zynga to close four games, OMGPOP.com

Monday, 5th August 2013 22:49 GMT By Brenna Hillier

As part of its ongoing cost-cutting measures, social publisher Zynga will shutter four more games and web portal OMGPOP.com by the end of next month.

In a pair of announcements, Zynga announced the closure of the following four games by August 29:

  • Cupcake Corner
  • Gem Rush
  • Pool World Champ
  • Snoops

Additionally, OMGPOP.com will close on September 30. Draw Something, Draw Something 2 and Draw My Thing will not be affected by the closure, and will remain playable.

“We regret that this decision will affect some of our players, but we invite you to visit Zynga.com and try some of our other games,” the publisher said.

OMGPOP itself was closed in June. Zynga paid $200 million for the Draw Something developer in March 2012; the acquisition was almost immediately followed by a sharp drop in popularity of the drawing game.

Thanks, Polygon.

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5 Comments

  1. k1llabeast

    R.I.P. OMGPOP 2006-2013: May she rest after being raped by a horrible company named Zynga.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. salarta

    Potentially more important news, the OMGPOP team wanted to buy their way out from Zynga to continue on with their work but Zynga decided it was better to be dicks and not allow them the chance.

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/05/omgameoverpop/

    Makes Don Mattrick’s hiring and decision to move over to Zynga start to seem like a match made in Heaven: a toolish company hires a toolish executive.

    Of course, my saying that is not a reflection on the employees below the executive line that make assholish decisions. In all likelihood, Zynga has tons of employees that are way too good for the company, better than the company deserves.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Kanok

    When Mattrick goes somewhere, There’s gonna be ruined.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. DSB

    It’s all pretty Faustian.

    Taking those 200 million is the easy part, living with it is where it gets difficult.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. The_Red

    @5
    They really did sell their soul to the… Zynga! Now let’s see what happens to Mattrick.

    #5 12 months ago

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