Bad news from social game publisher Zynga today - they've cut 18 percent of their workforce, a layoff of more than 500 people, according to a blog post on the Zynga Web site.
Zynga's been in trouble for a while. The company had huge early success with social games like FarmVille and Words With Friends, but it's had a tough couple of years. In 2012 the company purchased OMGPOP, a New York-based indie developer riding high on the release of its hit mobile game Draw Something, a Pictionary-style game in which players take turns creating illustrations to depict keywords. OMGPOP's CEO left Zynga earlier this year.