Zynga game Draw Something now a Nokia exclusive for Windows Phone

Zynga game Draw Something now a Nokia exclusive for Windows Phone
If you love Windows Phone but also love the games Draw Something and Words With Friends, you best be getting a Nokia Lumia model. Two months after the game first appeared in the Windows Phone Marketplace, Draw Something is now an exclusive for Nokia's Windows Phone models. The game is similar to Pictionary as you and your faceless opponents trade drawings while guessing what the pictures represent. The game took off late last year and by this March it was so hot that it attracted the attention of Zynga, which bought OMGPOP for $180 million in order to catch that cash flow from the game. Unfortunately for Zynga and its shareholders, the transaction was closed at the peak of Draw Something's popularity and Zynga was forced to lay off 5% of its staff last week.

Another game from the Zynga lineup, Words With Friends, is also expected to be a Nokia exclusive for Windows Phone users. This is the Scrabble-like game that got Alec Baldwin in hot water with the FAA last year for refusing to turn off his Apple iPhone on a plane. Other anticipated Nokia exclusives include Angry Birds Roost, financial newswire Bloomberg, StyleSaint, YouSendIt, Michelin restaurant guide, and a Batman themed Foursquare app.

Currently, some of the apps available in the Nokia Exclusive section of the Windows Phone Marketplace include ESPN Hub, Weather Channel, PGA Tour, Groupon, AOL Entertainment Hub, and Viber. Overall, the entire Windows Phone Marketplace now has 125,000 apps which is far behind both Apple's App Store and the Android-tinged Google Play Store. Apple recently announced that it has 700,000 titles in the former while as of last June (the last date a figure was released) the latter had 600,000 apps under its roof.

source: DailyMobile 



1. StringCheese01

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

Wow! Such a great idea to make a failing app exclusive to a smaller mobile platform!

4. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Its not going to be exclusive to the platform. Its exclusive to the phone on the platform. It will still be on Android and iOS.

2. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

please bring Words with Friends to Windows, then I can really switch over COMPLETELY

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I will buy a lumia just for the city lens app.

5. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

city lens app is jack s**t

6. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

no one is playing this game anymore... it came way to late -_- like wordfeud

7. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

...doesn't microsoft currently have like less than four perecent of the mobile phone market? how do they see all these stupid exclucivity deals on phones and software working to help them increase their market share?

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Because Lumia's are the Galaxy S-series of the Windows Phone universe. While this move is about 6 months too late, good to know more and more devs are joining the ecosystem.

9. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Fyi the its exclusive to all nokias, and nokia makes half of wp sales so i see no problem there. If sammy and htc put half of nokias efforts into wp maybe they would get some exclusives aswell...

11. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

Samsung and HTC have both put out killer phone for Windows. The exclusivity is just the benefit Nokia receives as a part of being closely partnered with Microsoft.

12. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Making killer hardware is not all that nokia is doing. take the nokia apps for example: nokia maps, drive and city lens. top grade apps if not the best in their segment. and what apps has htc made for their wp devices? a clock tile as far as i know. i owned a lg optimus 7 before my lumia an all it had was a few half-baked apps. it seemed lg never cared for their costumers. i never got the feeling from nokia who constantly update their apps and give us exclusive apps. take viber for example too. nokia made sure it worked on wp even with its lacking multitasking. msoft had nothing to do with it...

14. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

I agree with you there, I had the Focus and the Titan, and their company apps were useless. HTC could have at least made their navigation app free or the Hub app more intuitive. and Samsung... smh, nothing note worthy. lol

15. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Thanks for agreeing, this rarely happens here lol

10. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

This will only be exclusive for a couple of months.

13. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

its not any more. it was pulled from the marketplace. lol

16. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Anyone still playing this game? I stopped so many months ago after it became too boring to play the same words again and again.

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