Zynga, the world’s leading provider of social game services like Words With Friends, CityVille & FarmVille is reportedly looking to acquire ‘Draw Something’, a game that is currently at the top of both the paid and free iOS charts.
Zynga is in talks to acquire OMGPOP, the maker of massive hit Draw Something, according to a source with direct knowledge of the discussions. It’s my understanding that the talks have not yet entered the more advanced, exclusivity stage because there are still other Japanese buyers like GREE that are interested in the company. When asked for comment, Zynga said it does not comment on rumors or speculation. Given that OMGPOP has raised around $17 million to date, I’d expect the price for this deal to be in the $150 to $250 million range.
If you are still unaware, Draw Something is a social drawing and guessing game, very similar to ‘Charade’ that has an amazing 5 star rating over nearly 600,000 reviewers.