It’s been a crazy year for the New York tech scene.
We saw the Draw Something craze take over the world, startups get acquired for hundreds of millions of dollars, and entire offices get shut down in Hurricane Sandy.
February: OMGPOP created Draw Something, and it sold to Zynga for $180 million two months later
In early February, New York game shop OMGPOP launched a mobile game, Draw Something.
The game grew faster than any mobile app ever before. In its first ten days it was downloaded 1.2 million times. After five weeks, it was downloaded 20 million times.
By week six, Zynga swooped in with an offer to buy the company for about $180 million. By then had been downloaded 35 million times.