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?

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Facebook Marketing

Facebook MarketingStarting Janaury 13, work with the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds to build a fan base and grow your business on Facebook! In this course, Geoffrey Colon will teach you how to set up and enhance your company page, understand best practices and measuring your success, execute a monthly content strategy, and incorporate Facebook into your overall marketing efforts. Register now!