OMGPOP fending off buyout offers for its 3 million users
Yet despite the success, OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter says he's not quite ready to cash out his business just yet. "A number of the large social game companies have talked to us," he told the Chronicle "[but] we've not been interested in trading our stock for their stock or being another acquisition in a series of acquisitions, especially as things are going great for us." Porter said he's spurned media company buyout requests as well, instead focusing on an upcoming launch on Facebook, which he worries is "a crowded market."
Since launching in late 2006 as the awkwardly named "I'm in like with you" OMGPOP has slowly but surely carved out a niche for arcade-style action games with some polished interfaces and well-integrated social networking features. Here's hoping it keeps that spirit even as it grows to mega-hub proportions.