Lately I’ve been feeling like I should be apologizing to my friends on Draw Something, the high-tech social Pictionary knock-off that took the mobile world by storm a couple months ago. The novelty wore off for me after a couple of weeks, and our in-progress games have been sitting stagnant thanks to my lack of interest.
But it turns out I’m not alone. Third-party research made public this week show usage of the game declining dramatically. It looks like Zynga, which acquired Draw Something maker Omgpop for $180 million back in March, bought at the peak of the market, at least as far as this particular app is concerned.
For me, at least, the lack of traditional levels in the game give it a static feeling — making me feel like I’m not really moving forward or feeding my desire to accomplish something new. Possibly it’s too collaborative, not providing enough of a sense of competition.
Or maybe the turning point was when my wife started just writing the words for me instead of drawing them, apparently bored with the whole thing herself.
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