What The Doodle!? is a new age adaption of the age-old game of Pictionary. The objective of the game is simple. The drawer has to do express a given word or a phrase through doodles (drawings), while the guesser has to guess the word given to the drawer. Correct guesses award 1 point to both the drawer and the guesser. If no one manages to guess the word, the drawer looses a point.
What The Doodle!? is a multiplayer game and requires internet connectivity. Thankfully, it works well even on EDGE connections. The game offers different lobbies with varying degrees of difficulty; however, most of the time, games are available only in the easiest lobby. Once you enter a lobby, you are automatically assigned random partners to compete with. You also have the option of creating private rooms, where you can play with your friends.
Techie Buzz Verdict
The charm of What The Doodle!? lies in its simplicity. It’s easy to jump into, but tough to master. The fact that you compete against real human beings obviously makes WTD more fun. However, this can also get annoying at times. Like in all multiplayer games, there are cheaters in WTD too. Fortunately, you can boot spoilsports who insist on ruining the fun by spelling out the words. If I had to nit-pick anything else in this game, it would be the drawing tools. While drawing is straight forward, changing colors and accessing other controls are a bit time consuming. Some users might also be put off by the lack of an eraser, but I feel that this only adds to the challenge of the game.
What The Doodle!? was an overall winner at the Google Android Developer Contest 2. Once you start playing, it becomes obvious why the judges loved it. It provides a unique opportunity to get creative and have fun in the process. This game is definitely a winner. You can download it for £2.99 from the Market.
Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)