Popular game Draw Something already downloaded 20 million times

By , Mar 12, 2012

There always seems to be one game that really stands out on the App Store, like Angry Birds or Stick Wars. However, the game that’s all the rage these days is five week old Draw Something. The game has seen phenomenal growth, and it seems like everyone is playing it these days.

The developers behind the app, OMGPop, have released the latest numbers for Draw Something. The game has already been downloaded 20 million times and is generating a whopping six-figures a day in revenue…

For those unfamiliar, Draw Something is very similar to Pictionary, allowing friends to draw pictures for each other and guess between them. The game is available in two versions, both of which are both iPhone and iPad compatible: a free version with ads and a $0.99 version without ads.

Perhaps giving Draw Something the brute of its success, is the fact that it’s played between two people. Many games, like Angry Birds, are only typically played by one person.

Draw Something is seeing particular success amongst the high school age. The game’s deep Facebook integration creates a word of mouth effect, that gives the game tons of publicity. It seems like everyone is playing it at my high school.

OMGPop’s CEO Dan Porter told Business Insider that the company is generating six-figures a day in revenue. Being available in 79 countries, the team of 40 is having trouble keeping up with the growth. On March 12th, 2,400 pictures were being drawn per-second.

This app certainly has to be one of the fastest growing of all time. Draw Something is available on the App Store for $0.99.

Do you play Draw Something?

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  • Anonymous

    I play this on a Daily Basis with my Friends. I hate that once u Reach 99 your pretty much done. It doesn’t go any higher :-( We need an updated ASAP!!

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know iDB had high school students writing for them…

    • http://twitter.com/JakeOSmith Jake Smith

      well sorry

  • http://www.facebook.com/frank9000 Francesco Suarez

    To bad version 1.2.8 doesn’t work :/ on my iPhone it crashes on the start fml

  • http://www.facebook.com/bickeldesign Tyler Bickel

    Too bad I get “marmalade error” memory problems whenever I try to play…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6W3UOPC7FK7FZCD6A5MMTY2JY vantheman

    Downloaded the free trial and I cannot get it to work, its frozen again after trying to send an invite to play a new game to a facebook friend.

  • Anonymous

    I play this all of the time, it’s fun, but I hate it when people write the word (e.g. nail). It ruins the concept of the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randle1 Phil Randle

    I play this daily, there is so many people playing it. Runs pretty smoothly for me, I have had no issues.

    I am actually thinking of picking up one of those Jotpro stylus’s for this, it’s so hard to draw details with your finger!

  • http://twitter.com/Telejeesus Telejeesus

    No