‘Draw Something’ Moves From Your Mobile Phone To Your TV [VIDEOS]
Since it was founded, Zynga has become a monster in the mobile gaming world. It’s first release, Texas Hold ‘em Poker (now known as Zynga Poker), was released to Facebook in July of 2007. Since then, it has released or purchased a catalog of highly addictive games including CityVille, FarmVille, Hidden Chronicles, Mafia Wars, Words With Friends, and my personal favorite Zynga Slingo.
Three months ago, Zynga spent $200 million to buy OMGPOP, the company behind the popular mobile game Draw Something. This past Friday, CBS ordered a pilot for a TV version of ‘Draw Something’ 20 years after it aired the popular ‘Win, Lose or Draw.’
From Sony Pictures Television, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Embassy Row, the TV version will see celebrities and everyday users playing in front of a live audience to earn cash prizes. The pilot also includes an option for viewers to play along at home for prizes. Ryan Seacrest Productions’ CEO Adam Sher are on board to executive produce the pilot, which landed at CBS after a multiple-network bidding war.
To refresh your memory, check out a clip from ‘Win, Lose or Draw’ and ‘Pictionary’ below. What other mobile games would you like to see become TV game shows?