A few months ago, gaming company OMGPOP was about to go bust.
Its Facebook games weren’t performing and prospects were so bleak that CEO Dan Porter was forced to lay off the startup’s flash developers.
Then, they launched a mobile game called Draw Something, which changed everything.
Within weeks of its launch, Draw Something became the most popular iPhone/Facebook game out there with 35 million people playing.
Social games firm Zynga came along and offered a ton of cash to buy the company. But, before the deal went through, Porter made sure he hired everyone back so they could cash in on the company’s success.
(READ the story from Business Insider)