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The Drawing Grounds

rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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Sep 4, 2012 | 4:24 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged September 4, 2012
  • Daily Feature September 5, 2012
  • Weekly 5th Place September 5, 2012

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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

Never been this motivated to keep drawing! Love the idea behind this gadget and I think it has a lot of potential. Never seen a pictionary game with features like in The Drawing Grounds. Updates seem frequent - good to know that the game is being taken care of. I imagine features like being able to increase/decrease hue/saturation values slightly by just using shortcut keys a cool addition to your game. Or opacity control if possible. Can really help people while shading!

Also noticed that under Highscores, the "Most games" section just lists the total number of active game sessions of the people who login within that time period and not the actual number of games initiated. For example someone with a lot of active game sessions just logs in and automatically gets listed on top under "Today". Not sure if that's how it was intended to be.
Good job with adding some new Halloween words! Look forward to many more words to minimize repetition.

I never thought watching others draw could be so interesting. Also met some fun people on the way. I just hope the playerbase keeps growing. And if anyone has a shortage of drawing partners who draw back, feel free to add me. I draw back to everyone on my list in a day if not immediately. Don't expect any great drawings though lol.

Mattster, thank you for this awesome game.

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Mattster responds:

I put Highscores in just because I could, the most games one is sketchy due to how the API works, but it really doesn't mean a lot :P

Sadly updates are going to slow down, as I am getting into a very busy time of my school year, but I may throw a thing or two in (but I would rather finish up some new games!)
Thank you for the review! :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Personally I think this is one of the coolest things that NG has put out, 4.5 only because I feel like there should be a fill tool, but otherwise everything is really well done.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

omg, i love this song, and now remixed, man, i n=know im go'n like this game

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

The color selection is great. You can create some quality drawings with control over the saturation levels.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

actually is kind of hard and it doesnt have an exit button some drawings look cool but not alot of them sorry 2.5/5

Mattster responds:

Try changing the rating to sort by "Score".