The inevitable has happened, and Facebook’s Messenger app is getting a game of its very own. After the Facebook website and app have been so successful in making their games popular among users, it is expected that the same will turn up from the Messenger app.
Previously, the Messenger app only allowed GIFs, video and audio files on it, but now it’s opening its arms to third-party apps, that will include games. And so, without further ado, Facebook’s app welcomes the “Doodle Draw” app, which is in fact the very first game ever on Messenger.
It looks a lot like Facebook’s “Draw Something” app, that was released a few years back, got people essentially playing charades in an extremely public manner, with all eyes on their finger-painted doodles of really common objects.
It was an game that nobody expected to be as successful as it actually got to be. It filled everybody’s Facebook news feed with childishly fun drawings for a while and then, it kind of ran its course. All of a sudden, all the late bloomers that discovered the game found themselves playing alone and then it all kind of died down.
And now, just in case you were missing finger painted artwork with your morning coffee, here comes “Doodle Draw” to essentially bug you. You are bound to have at least one friend who will try and try to convince you to play Messenger’s new version of charades, so you’re in for a lot of spam.
You should probably know that players are going to be able to earn points by adding new people to the game, so it’s basically inevitable. If you have a lot of competitive friends with time to kill and an active social life, there is just no way around it. You are most likely going to play “Doodle Draw” yourself.
Just when the Candy Crush fever was dieing down a bit, for the first time in such an overly sweet long time, “Doodle Draw” is bound to take over Facebook whether you like it or not.
In “Draw Something” it was optional to share your “creations” with your Facebook friends, and thankfully it is the same for “Doodle Draw”, but the incentive that Facebook is offering by granting game points for new players is expected to generate quite a few Facebook posts out there.
So it looks like “Doodle Draw” is going to be for Facebook’s Messenger app what the first ever 3-D movies were for cinema. It’s going to be a good thing that the app will introduce games in its platform, but they’re going to have to do better than virtual charades.
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