Draw Something hits mobile game record as it passes 50M downloads

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Draw Something, the Pictionary-style app that Zynga acquired with its $180 million purchase of OMGPOP, has surpassed 50 million downloads.

In just 50 days, the title has become the fastest-growing original mobile game of all time. The game regained its top spot as the No. 1 paid app in the App Store, retaking the title from Angry Birds Space.

More than 6 billion drawings have been created. About  three draws per second were created on the day the game launched, and now that number is 3,000 drawings per second. The most popular words in the game are starfish, pregnant, hangman, six pack, and boom box. The least popular word is latrine.

Apparently the pace hasn’t slowed despite an ill-considered tweet from OMGPOP chief executive Dan Porter, who reacted angrily to an anti-Zynga post by former OMGPOP employee Shay Pierce.

In the past six months, Zynga has released 15 games.


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