Attributing the information to a source who was "100 percent sure" of Porter's plans, the site reported that the former Zynga developer is in talks with talent agent and William Morris Endeavor co-CEO Ari Emanuel to establish a new company with help from a handful of ex-OMGPOP engineers. The idea is that the start-up would focus on quickly creating prototypes for mobile entertainment products, and if they show promise, spin them off into their own companies.
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Rather than go to venture capitalists for funding, Porter is reportedly looking to found the company with movie industry executives. The quoted source described it as a chance for Porter to "hobnob with A-listers and build stuff with a pretty able team." However, the new company isn't a done deal just yet, as Porter and Emanuel apparently have no deal in place at the moment.
Zynga purchased the Porter-led OMGPOP for $180 million in March of 2012. Earlier this month, less than a year and a half after purchasing the developer, Zynga shut down its only remaining OMGPOP-branded games as well as the OMGPOP.com website.