Thursday, May 10, 2012

How to play Draw Something

I keep reading that users are fleeing Draw Something in droves. It's really a shame because Draw Something is easily my favorite iOS game ever. It's the only game I've played for the last few months. The key to enjoying Draw Something is to understand that the goal is not to draw something the other person can recognize. The game gets real tedious real fast after you've seen someone draw a campfire or doormat for the 20th time.

The goal is to delight the other player so they look forward to seeing what you've drawn. I have a group of friends that are terrific artists, and a few other people to play with that aren't so good, but I can at least practice drawing with them. (I'm hardly the best artist, but I try, and I'm hopefully getting better. If you'd like to play with me, I'm jstruan.)

I wish Zynga would create some sort of leaderboard to encourage people to draw high quality illustrations. They could even create a print shop.

"zombiebacons" is the excellent Anthony Petrie, who drew this for me:

You can buy his Gallery 1988 prints here.