Playdom Acquires Metaplace

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Jul 082010

Here’s the official press release:

Playdom Announces Acquisition of Metaplace — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ —.

Coverage also popping up in a few more places, like TechCrunch and

This is going to be a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

  24 Responses to “Playdom Acquires Metaplace”

  1. Grats. You now have an exit under your belt which is a huge achievement for an entrepreneur. I hope the exit was worth it for your investors and it wasn’t a down round. Congrats again.

  2. Grats

  3. Congratulations, and >Gloat<! πŸ™‚ As an adviser, I was so proud to be a minor participant in this effort.

    I always had confidence in you.

    Awesome news! I guess this means we'll be seeing you in the Bay Area more often…

  4. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Raph Koster. Raph Koster said: New blog post: Playdom Acquires Metaplace […]

  5. Wahoo! Great news… well done!

  6. Congrats, Raph! πŸ™‚

  7. Grats! πŸ™‚

  8. Does this mean there won’t be a Metaplace-style system for people to launch their own worlds/games on Facebook?

  9. Best of luck, hope it works out well.

  10. Congratulations.

  11. Oh I almost forgot: ! πŸ˜€

  12. Proud to have been a part of it. Grats Raph!

  13. Congrats and best !

  14. Congratulations, Raph m’boy. Let me know if playdom decides that remote work is available. πŸ˜‰

  15. I’ve been reading your blog for several years! I sold my company to Playdom in March. I’m looking forward to working with yet more great people.

    Welcome to the party!

  16. Awesome!

    One step closer to Zynga’s downfall… or at least capitulation.

  17. Congratulations and welcome! Looking forward to working with you, John and the rest of the team.

  18. Don’t really know what that means (don’t keep up with the players) but it sounds like a hit over the center field wall, so congrats, Raph. May satisfaction pour over you like the Santa Ana winds!

  19. I hope Playdom fully appreciates what they’ve just been fortunate enough to acquire. May your union be fruitful πŸ™‚

  20. This is awesome news and congrats! Not sure about beating Zynga though, slashdot and techcrunch made reference to Google getting their grubby hands on them. Raph’s mojo is powerful, but Google is as old-school sith as they come…

  21. Congratulations! Say “Hi” sometime when you’re in the Bay Area!

  22. Obviously, your contribution to Playdom put made the buyout a no-brainer for Disney. πŸ™‚ Hope this affects you in good ways.

  23. […] a few weeks ago, Playdom bought Ralph Koster’s Metaplace. Now they in their turn have been acquired by Disney for the heart-stopping sum of approx $560mill; […]

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