The lights are on
Zynga is closing down four of its games, and shutting down OMGPop.com, "to make way for new and exciting gaming opportunities."
OMGPop is the developer behind Draw Something, Draw Something 2, and Draw My Thing. Along the website's closure, games Cupcake Corner, Gem Rush, Pool World Champ, and Snoops will no longer be active after August 29. The closure of the website will not affect the Draw Something games.
The closure of the website is not surprising considering the closure of OMGPop in June.
Recently, Don Mattrick left his position as president of Microsoft's interactive entertainment business to become CEO of Zynga.
[Source: Zynga via Joystiq]
Our TakeZynga has seen its fair share of financial trouble recently. These cuts are likely the result of Mattrick's new role at the company. Zynga's claims that the cuts are being made for the sake of "new and exciting" opportunities is certainly possible, but it seems more likely that they are a necessary evil to keep the company healthy. Hopefully Mattrick can make some positive changes for the company. Zynga may be a pariah in the hardcore versus casual gaming argument, but it's never good news to hear about gaming companies struggling.
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Well we all saw more of this coming.
There was really only one Zynga game I enjoyed, and it was Respawnables.
I hope Zynga goes down in flames. ahhhaahahahahaha . Die crappy game maker DIE!
GAMES? forget about zynga games, I want flock back.
OMG! What am I gonna do now? I feel so lost and lonely......
Exciting and new...yeah right, what a load of bull.
Slowly but surely it seems like Zynga is being erased from the gaming community. Someday I hope their name will be used in a similar fashion as when something is said to be horse armor dlc.
It's "new and exciting" for the people being fired because they'll have to find a new job. I'm sure Mattrick joined the sinking ship just to get the awesome paycheck while it's still there.
"oh no" said no one ever
burn zynga to the ground...
Just think, Zynga bought out OMGPop for 200 million and now shut it down. Give me a million to run with, and I guarantee I'll make you a millionaire.
Draw Something got old after the first couple of weeks it came out. I'm not surprised that Zynga chose to close the site down. In my opinion that was a good business move on their part.
It’s a pretty exciting time to be a horror fan. There are more new horror releases now than there’s ever been. We’ve seen multiple entries in franchises like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, as well as a slew of quality indie horror games from devs like Frictional Games (Amnesia), Blue Isle (Slender: The Arrival), and Red Barrels (Outlast), among others. Perhaps what’s most exciting about this recent surge of popularity the genre’s seeing are the hints at where it’s headed next.
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What a shame. Not a huge fan of Zynga, but it is always a shame to see a company shutter some of their game projects/releases.
That really stinks. Buy them out because they make a game that's actually good and then drop them on their butts when it gets old.