Tag Archives: Draw Something
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 | 09:41 BST
Zynga shuttered Draw Something developer OMGPOP yesterday as part of a mass round of lay-offs, and one former employee has explained the sense of relief at the studio once the order came down the corporate pipe, stating that no one was surprised by the move.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 20:39 BST
Draw Something creators OMGPOP have shuttered during a run of mass lay-offs at parent company Zynga.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 13:28 BST
UK-based station Channel 4 has announced a new gameshow called “Draw It!” which has been created in collaboration with Draw Something owners Zynga. The show will adapt the format of the app and will see two teams battling for cash prizes
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 14:17 GMT
Zynga New York head Dan Porter has published an open letter regarding claims that the studio copies other people’s titles. Porter downplayed the claim by suggesting that everyone copies each other.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 11:25 GMT
Draw Something owner Zynga has revealed that the doodling mobile app has been downloaded over a 100 million times since it launched.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | 15:55 BST
Wilson Kriegel has left Zynga. The former OMGPop chief revenue officer joined the company when it acquired the Draw Something developer in March 2012.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 | 19:10 BST
Microsoft corporate vice president Terry Myerson took the stage today at Windows Phone presentation to announce and discuss Windows Phone 8, calling the new phone ” a breath of fresh air,” and it will be released in time for the holidays this fall.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 | 20:38 BST
CBS has ordered a TV game show on Draw Something, after being introduced to the unscripted pilot based on the OMGpop and Zynga’s game. The project was executive produced by Ryan Seacrest and Michael Davies, and each week teams of celebrities and actual players of the game will play it before a studio audience for prize money. Viewers can also play “along at home for a chance to win prizes and compete with the celebrities.” No word on when the first episode will air, according to Deadline.
Thu, May 03, 2012 | 18:46 BST
An AdAge report states Zynga plans to add brands into Draw Something as word items for players to draw. The firm is currently selling advertisers the option to include branded item names into the game, starting with the National Hockey League. Granted, you can already draw Doritos and KFC in the game – as our horrible depictions of a KFC bucket can attest – but it sounds as if there will be more brands heading into the game in the near future. Like many gaming apps on mobile, the free version of the game supports ads, where as the paid-app does not.
Wed, May 02, 2012 | 18:19 BST
A report from analyst group App Data suggests daily usage for Draw Something has fallen by five million users in one month. The 33% decline comes on the heels of the Zynga buyout of OMGPop which saw the social game firm outbidding other interested parties with a $210 million acquisition. The title continues to fall towards the bottom of the App Store charts, with DAU peaking at 15 million in April to 10 million 30 days later. Thanks, Develop.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 08:58 BST
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has said the buyout of Draw Something developer OMGPop was what he called a “rare instance” for the company.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 00:38 BST
Social gaming giant Zynga reported $321 million in revenue in its first quarter, returning an adjusted profit to shareholders despite significant outlay.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 04:17 BST
Zynga Poker is this week’s top earning iOS game, with Draw Something dropping sharply down to fifth place behind fresher faces.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 | 00:10 BST
Zynga has pushed out a free update to the iOS version of Draw Something which allows players to save and share their own drawings.
Wed, Apr 04, 2012 | 21:35 BST
Draw Something has surpassed 50 million downloads in just 50 days. Released in February, the game quickly became a hit with iPhone and Android users with 6 million drawings created, and on launch day alone, three draws per second were recorded. That figure is now at 3,000 drawings per second. The game is now owned by Zynga which wrote OMGPoP a check for $180 million last month. Thanks, VentureBeat.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 16:27 GMT
While it’s not $200 million, it sure is damned close: SEC filings dug up by GI.biz show that Zynga paid a whopping $180 million in cash for Draw Something maker OMGPOP. Analysts and insiders earlier this week suggested the figure would range between $200- $210 million. Draw Something has been downloaded over 35 million times and over 1 billion drawings have been produced. Likely that figure is much higher today, as I went on a massive Draw Something spree last night into the wee hours. [image]
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | 01:43 GMT
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Mon, Mar 19, 2012 | 22:48 GMT
Trade whispers say Zynga is the most aggressive suitor of a number of companies eager to snap up OMGPop.