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Draw Something is a mobile app developed by Omgpop. It was one of the apps which won the Flurry App Spotlight Awards in 2012. In the first five weeks after its launching, the game was downloaded 20 million times. Fifty days after its release, it had been downloaded 50 million times. In March of 2012, both Draw Something and Omgpop were bought by the game giant Zynga for $180 million. In April 2012, there was a notable drop in users and Zynga's stock price declined by 50% shortly after the purchase.

Gameplay Edit

Two players alternate turns between drawing a picture to convey the guessword for his/her partner to guess. The person drawing is provided three random words, arbitrarily ranked by difficulty (a star is easier to draw than a lion), earning one to three coins if their partner guesses correctly.

After the drawer has finished drawing, the guesser will view a stroke by stroke replay of the drawing, without the pauses in between. The guesser is given a number of blank spaces representing the number of letters in the word, and a selection of scrambled letters, which include all the letters of the word plus some more letters which are not in the word. The guesser gets unlimited tries and time to use these letters and attempt enter the guess word. The drawer gets an opportunity to watch his partner guess the drawing as it is replayed.

Coins build up to eventually allow the player to purchase more shades of color for drawing or "bombs". The free version comes with a limited set of colors and bombs; coins can be purchased.

Tools Edit

Each player is given a number of "bombs." As a guesser, the bomb eliminates letters which are not part of the answer; as a drawer, the bomb gives a new set of guess words to choose from. Without bombs the guesser can only forfeit (pass) the game if he cannot guess the word. This breaks the pair's winning streak. The drawer can restart the application to get new words.

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