Mobile game Draw Something has been downloaded 50 million times in just 50 days, the game’s owner has said. Zynga, which bought the game’s developer OMGPOP last month, said they believed the figures made it the “fastest growing” mobile game of all time. The simple game involves players drawing pictures in order to guess words, much like board game Pictionary. At peak times, Draw Something players create over 3,000 drawings per second. Apple said that it did not disclose download figures for specific titles, and therefore could not verify Zynga’s claim. However, Draw Something’s success has seen it top the iPhone app charts, beating the highly-anticipated sequel to Angry Birds, Angry Birds Space. In a statement, Zynga said: “We believe it’s not only the fastest growing original mobile game of all time - 50 days to hit 50 million downloads - but one of the fastest growing web sensations that we’ve seen.”
If the friend guesses correctly, coins are earned to purchase additional items, such as more colours, within the game.
Security experts have warned that scammers are trying to capitalise on the game’s popularity by offering fake prizes via social networks like Twitter. –BBC