OMGPOP Is History As Part Of Zynga Cuts

Draw Something developer OMGPOP, which was acquired by Zynga in March 2012 for $180 million, was wiped out as part of the layoffs announced by Zynga Monday.

TechCrunch reported on the demise of OMGPOP, sharing the following tweets:

This tweet from the OMGPOP Twitter account attempted to put a positive spin on the events:

While this is the last day at @zynga for many @omgpop staff, we want to thank you for all love and awesomeness over the years!

However, tweets from now-former OMGPOP employees were not as conciliatory.

Former OMGPOP Vice President of People Ali Nicolas:

I learned via Facebook I was laid off today and @omgpop office is closed. Thanks @zynga for again reminding me how not to operate a business

And Former Senior Community Manager Joseph Alminawi:

Thanks for the concern everyone. Yep, I’ve been laid off (along with most of the studio). I’ll share more details soon after I do my exit…

Readers: Is any bad news out of Zynga really that surprising anymore?

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