Yesterday artists were met with the news that Draw Something had been updated with some pretty nifty tools - now allowing players to chat, save sketches to their smartphone or tablet and share their images directly to Facebook or Twitter. Following Zynga's acquisition of Draw Something just last month, many were hopeful that this exciting news would bring about some equally exciting new features.
"Chat is a big part of the plan, but tricky because you don't want to break the guessing cycle of the game," Porter explained. Whilst one of the most-sought after functions, the chat facility is also one of the most difficult to implement - however, the company has resolved this issue, with the chat function displaying on the "Drawsome!" page after successfully guessing a word during gameplay.
"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."
Along with this update includes an easy undo to rectify mistakes, a pull down feature to refresh your gaming queue as well as run up a winning streak of up to 999 sketches (upped from the original cap of 99).