The Draw Something news yesterday was sadly all about how something like five million users have fallen out of love with the Pictionary-alike app since online gaming behemoth Zynga, and while some will look at that as a victory for free spirits and a natural reaction to the overbearing influence of cynical capitalist corporations hell-bent on squeezing every successful new project for every possible penny, I see it differently.
Draw Something couldn’t survive or sustain its early successes for too long a period, because of the sheer amount of rampant bloody cheating that was going on. Not content with learning new drawing skills to convey the more tricky of chosen words, far too many people were just writing the sodding word on their screen. Now, I’m all for opportunism, but that is completely unnecessary cheating, which takes away all of the fun in the interest of merely mindless point-scoring and progression, and the only people losing out are the players. I myself have no intention of playing again until I have personal assurances from at least ten players that the practice has ceased, but while rewards are there for guessing right, I fear that will never be the case.
So, instead, I’m using my position of influence (pfffft!) here at WhatCulture to look back nostalgically to the heady days of Draw Something, those simpler times when geniuses from across the globe used this mass media forum to show off their skills. It might have been but months ago, but with four million now no longer playing, it seems the time for calling Draw Something a retro game is almost, ridiculously upon us.
Amazingly, not one of the chosen ten features a penis. Despite probably hundreds of millions of them being drawn in the name of comedy since the app was first released…
10. “Ironman” by LeopARTnik
9. “Wall-E” by MehlM
8. “Yoda” by brad1000
7. “Batman” by Jisunsu
6. “Pinky” by CinS
5. “Pirate” by Boneless Chicken
4. “Curl” by BestOfDrawSomething
3. “Skunk” by duplessis85
2. “Axe” by HLNC
1. “Joker” by MehlM
What do you think? Have you seen anything better? Should there have been more penises?
Look out for more Draw Something galleries in future, until it goes the same way as Guitar Hero and Snake and is relegated to the big gaming museum in the sky.
Thanks to must go to the excellent BestofDrawSomething website.