Shay Pierce made it clear why he turned down steady pay and benefits when Zynga bought his old employer, OMGPOP, the makers of Draw Something. He was concerned that his ownership of a personally developed and published game on the iTunes App store would be a conflict. He chose not to join Zynga with the rest of OMGPOP, and maintain control of that game, Connectrode. Writing for Gamasutra about his decision to do so, he said Zynga, in so many words, is an "evil" company.
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