A year ago, sketch-centric guessing game Draw Something became an inescapable phenomenon, pulling in millions of people each day. That success led to a surprising $210 million acquisition of dev studio OMGPOP by Zynga. On Monday, many of those creators were victim of a harsh 520-person culling as Zynga desperately…
I wish this wasn't being published on April 1. I wish I was writing this on any other day of the year, when this could possibly be a real thing that I could actually play.
Zynga celebrates a year of the once insanely-popular social mobile game Draw Something by letting the world know how much time and productivity it wasted via a stat-filled infographic. Did you know the most popular word in The Netherlands is "Kerstbal?" Well you do now. Let's learn more, it's fun!
Baby Gaga's Doodle Roulette is a Facebook drawing game that features a nifty way to let all of your friends play without even having to load the app. Your drawings are posted directly to your Facebook wall, inviting friends to guess what you drew in the comments. So far my Facebook friends could not give a damn.
It's hard to say, really, who is more at fault in this sadly failed guess from last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live. While Kimmel got sidetracked and failed to remember pertinent information that would have helped him, the celebrity—armed not with a phone, but with a full-sized iPad—could have done a much better job…
Come Monday, October 1 the agreement between toy maker Hasbro and game maker Zynga finally bears fruit (and vegetables), as physical games based on digital favorites hit store shelves. Who's up for some Hungry Hungry Farmville?
Its popularity may have been the very definition of "flash in the pan", but there are still some people out there playing social smash Draw Something. And some of those people have gotten good. Real good.
CBS, the network that once made a show out of a Twitter feed, has picked up the pilot for one based on a Zynga game. Draw Something figures to be a celebrity-infested reality/gameshow hybrid that reeks of the old "Win, Lose or Draw" more than it showcases the game or its features.
Unlike me, Bora can actually draw. And also unlike me, and unlike several million other players, Bora has stuck with Draw Something.
These guys can be fairly hit or miss, but you can't deny the hilarity of a mutated gorilla come to life to rampage around town…
Scottish Draw Something artist Michael has a propensity to insert Hitler into the most out of context game prompts ever. There is not a round of his that doesn't somehow incorporate the toothbrush mustache and swastika emblem. Heck, he's even got the walrus to sport the Hitler look.
A month or so ago, it's entirely likely that you were caught up in the frenzy surrounding Draw Something, trading goofy doodles back and forth with friends as you played the popular word-guessing game. But now, you might be one of the millions of people who've unceremoniously dropped Draw Something out of their lives.
Once was a time there were just normal ads in Draw Something. Now, thanks to research by the game's new owners Zynga, you're actually drawing advertisements.
Love-to-hate-em social game developer Zynga has posted a loss of $85.4 million during the period of January-March 2012.
Today Zynga finally released the update to Draw Something that the social game developers promised when they acquired the game's creators OMGPOP.
He was a stranger. I knew his first name, and he mine, but that was the extent of our acquaintance.
Let's pretend, just for a moment, that mobile juggernaut Angry Birds and social darling Draw Something weren't products of the 21st century, but the 20th. That they weren't delivered wirelessly, but on floppy disks.