Charles from iminlikewithyou.com showed me the new game they’re working on today, Draw My Thing.
A year ago, iminlikewithyou was fooling around in the online dating / flirting space. Then they added gossip news, viral video commenting, and a bunch of messaging tools called chatter. Then they added a game called Blockles, returning to what Charles does best: make beautiful, fun games.
They’ve started to strip out a lot of the clutter ( gossip, viral videos ) and refocus the site on the Arcade. Dinglepop ( think Snood or Bust a Move ), their second game, was as pretty and fun as Blockles, but I am really excited about Draw My Thing. It’s a real time Pictionary-like game that is the closest thing I’ve felt to playing a real life party game on the web. As usual, the aesthetic is lovely and the palate bright—not since old-school Mario have I seen design that better captures the word “fun.”
I hope they continue to strip away the fluff and focus the site more on the arcade. It’s great to see people so willing to drop extraneaous features, cut away the fat, and focus on their core value.