You may have been hearing about this new game called Draw Something for your iPad. It’s a Win, Loose, or Draw type game where you figure out what someone else drew. The sooner your answer correctly, the more points you get.
It’s a fun little game, and it pretty straightforward – You get a word, then you draw it out. When you are done, you wait for the other to guess, and they will draw something back. You could do that for thousands of turns.
The game itself was created by OMGPOP, which was recently bought by Zynga for $180 million. The transaction was in the news a little more, because ex-employee Shay Pierce would not join the FarmVille game company.
“I don’t have a job, but I can sleep soundly at night knowing that I’m not working for any employer with whom I strongly disagree.” Says Pierce.
The CEO of OMGPOP replied in a tweet, calling Pierce “the weakest employee”. Not a great move for a game that just surpassed Angry Birds Space in the App store.
Here is where it gets interesting – This Pictionary style game just became the fastest growing original mobile game in only 50 days. It is the top paid app in the app store, knocking Angry Birds off it’s perch.
I actually had the game when it first came out. It was pretty interesting, but the app was slow and the people I was paired with took forever to take their turn. After just getting done with reviewing Words with Friends, I really didn’t want to get into another game that relied on someone else. Otherwise, I would have started 30-40 games with different people, and I don’t have that much time to spend on a game like that.
Still, just like Words with Friends, this game seems to be pretty addictive.
Zynga seems to have a winner with this game.
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