Inspiration

Pictionary!

What it does

Draw Anything is a game for a group of friends to play at any time. Choose from multiple different color paint brushes and sizes and spew your creativity on the canvas. Players spend 2 minutes guessing while one person draws an image. The artist is prompted with a random noun to draw out.

How I built it

We used node.js express and socket.io to set up a multiplayer server with websockets. The backend and frontend were both created in javascript.

Challenges I ran into

Since frontend and backend was developed using javascript, we made many mistakes putting client-side stuff on the server-side and vice versa. We are still unable to display a list of players and choose one artist to prevent all other players from sabotaging his or her work.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

The chatbox and the canvas are synchronized to the server.

What I learned

javascript, node.js, web sockets..

What's next for Draw Anything

Make it fully functional and then expanding on it with a computer player.

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