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Zynga Buys Draw Something Dev

Zynga today announced it has acquired Draw Something developer OMGPOP. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"The OMGPOP team has created a game that's fun, expressive and engenders real social interaction," said Mark Pincus, founder and CEO of Zynga. "Draw Something has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world. We love the way they've worked playful and relevant culture into their games from Devo to Daft Punk, from Lin to Beckham.

"We're honored to have the opportunity to partner with and support such an innovative team of creative inventors."

In the six weeks since Draw Something launched, it has been downloaded over 35 million times.  Here are some other interesting stats per OMGPOP:

  • In the last week, more than 1 billion drawings have been created.   
  • Draw Something had three drawings per second the day the game launched
  • Yesterday, Draw Something has over 3,000 drawings per second at its peak.
  • Draw Something is the #1 word game in 84 countries according to the Apple App Store – shout out to Sweden and Norway for being the first two countries to recognize Draw Something's greatness. Nordic Love!
  • The most popular words in Draw Something are: Starfish, pregnant, hangman, six pack, boom box
  • The least popular word in Draw Something is latrine
  • The best guessed words in Draw Something are: Rainbow, catfish, sun, fish, house, god, tornado
  • The least guessed words in Draw Something are: Oar, Metroid, Warhol, pounce, polaroid, meathead, Autobots
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