- Popular pictionary-style game now has commenting, ability to share
- Chat feature now shows up after you've completed guessing a word
- You can have a streak of up to 999 drawings, instead of 99 as was previously allowed
When Zynga purchased Draw Something from creator OMGPOP a few weeks ago, the two companies promised that the acquisition would bring new features to the game, and today they delivered.
As promised, the popular pictionary-style game has been updated to add commenting, the ability to save drawings to your photo library, and the ability to share drawings on Facebook or Twitter directly through the app.
"There are more features people want in the game, and there's no way we could scale enough people fast enough," OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter told Mashable shortly after the acquisition. "The game is so large that you need a really big scale."
At the time, Porter told Mashable that the company was looking at adding photo sharing, saving and chat in the future. Chat was one of the most desired features the company was looking at adding, but also one of the most difficult.
"Chat is a big part of the plan, but tricky because you don't want to break the guessing cycle of the game," Porter said. The chat feature now shows up on the "Drawsome!" page after you've completed guessing a word in the game.
Other updates added Wednesday include easy undo for correcting mistakes, pull down to refresh for updating your gaming queue in a flash, and the ability to have a streak of up to 999 drawings (the previous cap was 99).
Before Zynga acquired the game, OMGPOP also added the ability for the company to add new words to the game on-the-fly, allowing it to add terms related to pop culture and news events. It added several new terms when the Hunger Games was released, and most recently added some celebrity names to the game.
"We've been completely blown away by how the world has responded to Draw Something," said Porter, now vice president and general manager of Zynga Mobile New York. "Our players continue to make the game their own and we want to help them do just that by giving them what they've asked for -- more ways to share and connect with their friends. We're always focused on making Draw Something the most fun and social experience possible for our players."
You can check out the new Draw Something features now by updating your copy of the game.
What do you think about the updated features? Is there anything else you'd like to see added to the game? Sound off in the comments.