OMGPOP’s Founder Almost Gets Ran Over

OMGPOP founder Charles Forman was almost hit by a car after walking into traffic, while in a daze over excitement at his recent sale to Zynga, the social network game developer. OMGPOP, makers of the ...
OMGPOP’s Founder Almost Gets Ran Over
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OMGPOP founder Charles Forman was almost hit by a car after walking into traffic, while in a daze over excitement at his recent sale to Zynga, the social network game developer.

OMGPOP, makers of the popular game “Draw Something,” was sold to Zynga for reportedly close to $200 million. Forman was so pleased with the sale that he wandered into traffic – “I walked across the street, and all I heard was ‘honk.’ It was surreal.”

“I had $1,700 in my bank account yesterday, and now I have a whole lot more,” Forman stated, adding that “it’s the kind of money where I’ll be wearing whatever I want when somebody invites me to a wedding.” Forman wasn’t directly involved with the development of “Draw Something,” and left OMGPOP about a year ago, but still had a stake in the company. “The entire company started as a joke, honestly.” Yeah, some joke.

Zynga acquired OMGPOP last Wednesday, and by Thursday all OMGPOP employees had migrated, being briefed on their new company’s policies and benefits.

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