Zynga To Shut Down OMGPOP’s Online Gaming Portal, OMGPOP.com

TechCrunch

Long before OMGPOP found its sudden (and rather fleeting) success as a mobile game developer with Draw Something, it began its life as an online game network at OMGPOP.com.

After Zynga acquired OMGPOP for around $200M only to lay off much of the team a year later, it was unclear what would happen to this last lingering monument to the company. On September 30th, it’ll be shut down for good. It’s the final period in OMGPOP’s story, a Zynga-branded version of Draw Something left as its only legacy.

Zynga is quick to point out that players will still be able to play Draw Something (both the original and the sequel) and Draw My Thing (the game that inspired Draw Something. I mean, besides Pictionary.) after the main portal goes dark.

Some games (Cupcake Corner, Gem Rush, Pool World Champ, and Snoops) are gettin’ the axe a bit earlier than the…

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