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Zynga closing OMGPOP site and four games by Sept. 30

Zynga will close Sept. 30 after ending four games on the site Aug. 29, according to a pair of announcements posted recently on its support website.

On Aug. 29, Cupcake Corner, Gem Rush, Pool World Champ and Snoops will each be shut down. About a month later, on Sept. 30, will officially shutter.

The decision to close the late Draw Something developer's website will have no effect on Draw Something, Draw Something 2 or Draw My Thing, according to Zynga.

"We regret that this decision will affect some of our players, but we invite you to visit and try some of our other games," both updates read.

Zynga acquired OMGPOP in March 2012. The developer's former chief revenue officer, Wilson Kriegel, departed in Sept. 2012, while former CEO Dan Porter left in April 2013, just prior to Draw Something 2's launch. Zynga closed OMGPOP in early June 2013, a few days after announcing plans to layoff 520 employees.

Today's announcement comes about a month after former Xbox executive Don Mattrick was announced as Zynga's new CEO. In a statement released alongside the company's Q2 earnings in late July, Mattrick said that Zynga needs to "get back to basics and take a longer view on our products and business, develop more efficient processes and tighten up execution across the company."

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