SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Online game maker Zynga announced this week that Dan Porter is leaving. Porter was the former CEO of OMGPop, which Zynga bought out for a reported $210 million in 2012.
A recent article in Forbes Magazine argued that OMGPop’s popular game “Draw Something” had already peaked by the time Zynga acquired it. Whether or not that’s true, the game certainly lost steam. “Draw Something” is still around, and there will soon be a sequel, which Zynga hopes will revive its fortunes.
The bottom line is that the gaming industry can be very fickle. People get tired of old games when something new comes along.