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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 4.5 / 5 stars

This is a pretty cool App, I love all the options you put in to the canvas for painting; though a way to control the alpha colors would be nice. A tool for zooming in would be pretty helpful as well.

Despite its features, user interactivity is not really the strong point in this app, as it takes too long for people to interact with one another and when they do it is very momentary and limited. This would be an interesting tool for when you're out of ideas and decide to go out scribbling something worthwhile, and maybe get at least one person to look at it. Using predefined words and such also cuts down the game by a little bit.

I suggest you look into other similar applications like "Doodle Or Die", which is entirely moved by user interaction and has little restrictions when it comes to what you can do with it. Otherwise, great work on this flash app.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I want to watch other people try and guess my drawing?!!?!?! D=


Rated 5 / 5 stars

It needs a speed-up option (doesn't have to be really fast) when guessing at other people's drawings!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

love it can someone take this username and help me i cant do anything because NO ONE IS RESPONDING


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent game, if the playerbase keeps growing it will keep me entertained for months!

I really like the interface, it's very simple and that makes it very intuitive, and the possibility to pick custom colours allows players to fully express their ability and creativity.
Also having a pre-written message to send to other players saves a lot of time, so nice thought!

If i may suggest you a few improvements, i think it'd be nice if there were an integrated system to comment the drawing of the person you're playing with; also, i noticed that there aren't that many words to guess yet, i'd love if we had a few more.

Still, this is a cracking little game, i really love it!
Thank you so much for your submission!

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