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The Drawing Grounds

rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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Sep 4, 2012 | 4:24 PM EDT
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Junior Artist 5 Points Finished your first drawing.
Messenger 5 Points Notified someone after taking your turn.
Randomizer 5 Points Started a game with a random user.
Umad? 5 Points Found the hidden troll face.
Sketcher 10 Points Reach a score of at least 10.
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Author Comments

Welcome to the Drawing Grounds, the first-ever multiplayer game using the Newgrounds API! :)

If you get stuck on a loading screen, simply refresh the page! :D

This game is very dependent on the API. If it fails to connect, try refreshing the page.
All feedback is welcome!

Special thanks to everyone who helped me test this out and gave feedback!

// Controls \\
-Left/Right arrow keys to adjust brush size
-[Z] Undo brush stroke
-[R] Redo brush stroke
-[Backspace] Undo last letter
-Double-click a color swatch to open the color picker
-Press and hold down on a swatch and drag
onto the stage to pick a color from your drawing



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very addicting, came back to it to play with several players. Some advice on improvements.. the Dot you adjust for scaling, maybe have it black on white, or another color, hard to see dot, even with the white drop shadow. A fill tool would be awesome. More words to choose from, many were repeats, I could easy guess what the drawings were going to be, after about 10-15min of play. Great job, super fun.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

nice work. plays really well, and the connection is smooth. Though you will probably need a player cap, as I went from 5 to 7 pages of players while i was playing. Now its saying loading 1 of 2 pages, but it never loads.

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Mattster responds:

Yeah, a few people (including myself) have this issue... I believe it's something with the API D:


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great idea that seems fun but I'm not sure I like that it auto-shares my "art". Pictionary drawings aren't really meant to be good and generally aren't, after all.

That little detail aside it's pretty cool!

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Mattster responds:

It only shares what you choose. When you finish a drawing, if you click the Pbot button it'll be posted to the public. There is currently a glitch that causes your games to show up on your userpage. This will hopefully be fixed soon.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

cool game and one more thing if you want to find the hidden troll face just go to the options menu and click at the tank men face

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow a really fantastic idea
i dont draw very well but i love this game