I downloaded Draw Something right after buying my new iPad about a week and a half ago. I was obsessed.
After connecting to Facebook, I was surprised to see dozens of my friends were already using it. I guess that made me a late adopter.
So I challenged a bunch of them. At my peak, I was playing at least 10 different Draw Something games simultaneously. It wasn’t long before my iPad’s notifications centre was dominated with Draw Something nudges. I’d get a new one every few minutes, it seemed.
It was a ton of fun for a while. With some of my more active Draw Something friends, I was able to plow through 50+ turns in just a few days. The coins were rolling in!
Then, suddenly, the bubble burst.
Keeping up with my Draw Something notifications started to feel more like a chore than the fun, addictive game it was just a few days before. It felt more like I was being nagged than encouraged to play. It lost its luster.
Plus, let’s be honest. There’s not much depth to Draw Something. After a while you start to see the same words over and over again.
It got to the point where I simply stopped playing. But still, the nudges and notifications from friends rolled in, asking why I hadn’t taken my turn yet.
Last night, I gave up and deleted Draw Something from my iPad for good.
I know I’m in the minority here. Even though I grew bored of Draw Something, millions more are catching on. (About 14.6 million so far, according to AppData.)
I’m not saying Draw Something is a dud. It isn’t. But for people like me who prefer a bit more substance to a game than endless doodling back and forth with no winner, Draw Something is going to get old very soon.
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