Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Name Change in the Next Update!

As you can tell by the header image at the top of the site, Telephone Pictionary has changed its name to Paper Telephone. This change is being made in order to avoid conflict with the copyright of Pictionary.

In the next update, this change will be reflected throughout the app. All regular functions of the game will remain the same.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Version 1.7 is now out!

This update limits network game size to 8, 12, or 16 players. By doing so, more games of larger sizes will be completed and not left hanging.

There is also the ability to report users who are offensive or abuse the privilege of playing online.

Other minor tweaks and fixes included!

Game Center stats
6500 players with at least 1 achievement
1800 players that have taken a network game turn

Friday, December 16, 2011

New example games

There are now 3 new example games taken directly from online gameplay! If you are wondering how Telephone Pictionary works, check them out!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Version 1.6 has been released as of December 13!

This version adds the ability to see the turn you contributed to a game in progress! If you are wondering which game is which, you can now tell based on your turn!

Also minor bug fixes, more info for new players, and more!

Current stats:

* 6002 players that have gotten at least one achievement
* 1641 players that have taken at least one network turn

*Approximately 15000 downloads in 2 months!

Friday, December 2, 2011


Version 1.5 is now out!

Now you are able to email the full result of your game!

This version also fixes a bug that sometimes caused games to get stuck when a player quit.

Also included:
- More info for new players
- Updated Facebook and Twitter integration
- More info on network games in progress

We are now up to nearly 4800 players who have gotten at least one achievement and 1300 who have taken at least one network turn!

Friday, November 18, 2011


Version 1.4 has been released as of last night!

This update fixes a few bug problems and adds the ability to save drawings to your photo library.

In the works for future versions are:
- Paint bucket tool for drawing
- Email full game
- Public gallery of games from all players

Current Game Center stats:
- 3400 GC players that have gotten at least 1 achievement
- 800 GC players that have taken a turn in a network game

We are still featured under "What's hot" for Word games!
Keep sharing Telephone Pictionary with all those who love the game!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Version 1.3 has been released!

With this update, you are able to play unlimited online games without any purchase! We have decided to do away with the 10 game limit and allow much more play!

Another big feature in this update is the ability to zoom in while drawing. This enables you to get in close to create more detailed drawings and is a huge improvement for iPhone and iPod touch players with smaller screens!

Keep sharing Telephone Pictionary with your friends and we will keep making it even better!

We now have close to 3000 Game Center players and nearly 600 of those have joined in on the online play! Let's keep it up!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What's hot?

Telephone Pictionary!

Just submitted another update to Apple for review today!

New in Version 1.3
You can now play unlimited network games WITHOUT ANY PURCHASE!

Zooming to allow for drawing finer details! 
This should make a huge difference for the small iPhone/iPod touch screen!

Bug fixes and more!

***In the works in a paint bucket tool that will allow you to shade in a confined area!***

Thursday, October 27, 2011


As of today, we have officially hit 2000 Game Center players, more than 300 of which have been involved in network games! 

If you haven't already, make sure to update to iOS 5 and get in on the hilarious network game action!

Last, but definitely not least, help support Telephone Pictionary by giving a positive rating or review! We are currently at 4.5 / 5 stars and all your support helps!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Currently finishing up version 1.2, which should be finalized and submitted for review tomorrow.

A few of the bug fixes and feature updates:
-Network games now minimum 8 players, rather than 2 players. This should make more interesting games.
-Swipe to switch between turns when viewing completed games
-Fixed match update messages
-Fixed Facebook app page updates for open games
-And much more, so make sure to update when it's out!

Friday, October 14, 2011


We have officially hit 1000 Game Center players as of today!

In many countries we have temporarily reached the #1 spot for iPad Word games!

In the U.S, we have peaked at the #22 iPad and the #88 iPhone/iPod touch Word game!

Keep sharing Telephone Pictionary with your friends and let's keep climbing the App Store charts!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

iOS 5 today!

Apple has released iOS 5 today! Make sure you upgrade your devices in order to get in on the Network Play action!

Friday, October 7, 2011

We Are Live!

Telephone Pictionary has hit the App Store a few days before the iOS 5 release date. Get it now! On October 12th, be sure to upgrade to iOS 5 for free so you can play network mode online!
Telephone Pictionary App

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Telephone Pictionary has been approved for sale on the iTunes App Store! We are officially all set to make our October 12th debut!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In Review

Telephone Pictionary has been submitted to Apple for review! Hopefully there are no issues and it will be cleared for release on the 12th!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Launch Date Confirmed!

Today Apple has announced that it will be releasing iOS 5 on October 12th! Telephone Pictionary will be available at the same time, so get those devices ready for a free upgrade!
Are you ready to play Telephone Pictionary online with your friends?! =)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Let's talk iPhone

Apple has officially sent out invitations to the media for its press conference that will be held on October 4th at 10am at their Cupertino campus. From the caption, it looks like we could see the unveiling of the iPhone 5 along with iOS 5. Only 1 more week! (Secret meaning behind invitation)

Thursday, September 22, 2011


So it's been a while since an iOS 5 update has been released, but Apple has said that iOS 5 will be released this Fall. Considering that tomorrow is the first day of Fall, there is a good chance (many rumors) that tomorrow could bring about the GM build and the official release shortly after. It is also rumored that Apple is holding its announcement event on October 4th and could officially release iOS 5 then.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Still waiting...

It turns out that rumors were wrong about an iOS 5 beta 8 update last Friday. It has now been about 3 weeks since beta 7 was released, so there could be a chance that the next release will be the GM rather than another beta. This wait for iOS 5 will definitely be worthwhile, but it is sure getting loooooong! Almost there though!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More info

Here is some more info about Telephone Pictionary =)

Most Network Turns
Turn/Game Average
Most Pass n' Play Games
Most Games
Achievement Points

Start 1st Game
1st Saved Game
Bronze Network Player (100 Network turns)
Silver Network Player (500 Network turns)
Gold Network Player (1000 Network turns)
All-Star Network Player (5000 Network turns)
10+ Turn Game
25+ Turn Game
50+ Turn Game
10 Turns
25 Turns
50 Turns
100 Turns (Unlocks color pencil)
250 Turns
500 Turns (Unlocks color pencil)
1000 Turns (Unlocks color pencil)
5000 Turns (Unlocks color pencil)
10 Games
25 Games
50 Games
100 Games
250 Games
500 Games (Unlocks color pencil)
1000 Games (Unlocks color pencil)
5000 Games (Unlocks color pencil)
Social Network x5
Social Network x10
Social Network x25

In-app Purchases
In the case that you don't feel like working to unlock all the color pencils, there is a solution! In the TP Store, the pack of 6 color pencils costs only $.99! In addition to the pack, a rainbow color pencil is available for $.99. This rainbow color pencil allows you to draw in ANY color of your choice. Lastly, at any time, you can disable all ads for only $1.99.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

iOS 5 Update

According to MacRumors, iOS 5 beta 8 is due out this Friday and the GM will be released on the 23rd. There have been speculations about the other betas that have been slightly off, but let's hope that this one is fairly accurate. If the 23rd is indeed the release of the GM build, that could mean that we will see the official release of iOS 5 sometime in the first week of October!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Even closer?

So it seems like Apple releases a iOS5 update about every 2 weeks. Considering this and the fact that beta 7 was released last week, could we possibly see the GM build in the coming week? Let's hope so!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Getting closer!

As iOS 5 beta 7 was released yesterday, we are getting closer to the final release of iOS 5. Hopefully the next release will be the GM build rather than another beta. Other than minor adjustments here and there, Telephone Pictionary is ready to hit the app store!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Telephone Pictionary version 1.0 is pretty much complete and ready for the app store when iOS 5 is released!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

iPad Version

Began setting up the interface for the iPad version today. It looks awesome! The extra room to draw and the larger graphics compliment the game nicely.

This will be a universal app, meaning that you can downloaded it for any iOS device and it will run nice and smooth. Once the conversion for iPad is finished, Telephone Pictionary will be just about ready to wait for the iOS 5 release!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Telephone Pictionary will be. . . wait for it. . . FREE!

Without paying a penny, you have be able to access all of Telephone Pictionary's features and gameplay. However, due to the cost of running a server to store and serve network game data, users will be limited to 10 Network Play games until making a purchase from the in-app store. This seems reasonable, as you will be able to simultaneously access unlimited network games and extra in-app content such as new color pencils for as little as $.99.

Even without a in-app store purchase, you will have the ability to play Pass n' Play games, unlock achievements, shoot for the top of the leader boards, and much more!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Network Play

Telephone Pictionary will center around network play, so here is a breakdown of how it will work.

Currently, network play only runs as asynchronous turn-based games through Game Center. This means that each player has the ability to take their turn at their own convenience and not all players must be present at once. The only limitation to this is that games must be finished within 30 days of their creation date. In the future, there is a possibility that Telephone Pictionary will also run live multiplayer games that simulate each player passing their stack of cards around the circle. For more info on gameplay, check out this link --> Telephone Pictionary Gameplay

1) To create a match, the player launches the Game Center view and creates a match of 2-16 players. Game Center friends may be invited, spots may be left open for auto-match players, or a combination of both may be used.

2) The player that created the match then takes the first turn by writing the starting phrase. This can be anything from "The cow jumped over the moon" to "A flying monkey". Writing turns are limited to 50 characters, so use them wisely.

3) The turn is then sent to either an invited friend or an auto-matched player. This player will be responsible for drawing a picture of the initial phrase. Users begin with a black color pencil and through both online and offline gameplay can unlock more colors. Colors can also be bought in the TP Store. Once the player has drawn their image, the turn is sent to the next player.

4) At the end of the turn, the player will be prompted to share their turn on either Facebook or Twitter. This can be enabled and disabled in the Settings menu.

5) This cycle continues until each player has taken their turn. Once the last player has taken their turn, each participant will be notified of the end of the match and will have the opportunity to view the entirety of the match. This is where you ask, "What in the world were they thinking when they came up with that?" :)
Telephone, Pictionary, Telestrations, Sentence, Draw, Write, Picto, Picture, Word, Paper

Saturday, August 6, 2011

First Post

This will be the official blog of the Telephone Pictionary app for iOS. Check in here for updates on development. Launch date of the app is planned to be simultaneous with the release of iOS 5 (possibly September?), since many new features of iOS 5 are taken advantage of.

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