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Snap Games, the in-app gaming platform of Snapchat, on Monday revealed Bitmoji Paint, a new game that allows millions of players to come together and share scribbles, messages and landscapes on one shared canvas.
Players enter the game through the Chat function inside Snapchat and select their “island” — a server that houses hundreds of real players — to travel to and set up their canvas.
Communication is made possible through a menu of emotes, and players can switch between three modes, Move, Paint and Map. Through the token shop, players can purchase items such as paint rollers and hoverboards.
Twitch streamers including Julien Solomita, Jeff Cyrus, Chris Melberger and Julia Kelley will be broadcasting their experience playing the game on Dec. 14 from 5-6 p.m. PT using the platform’s Squad Stream tool.
Snap Games was launched by the Venice-based company in 2019, giving users the ability to access multiplayer games without downloading or installing new software.
The first game to come from Snap Games Studio was Bitmoji Party, where players compete against one another in mini-games such as Pool Party and Zombie Escape. This was followed by Snap’s second original title to be created in-house, Bitmoji Tennis.
Snap has also begun to use third-party developers, such as Zynga, to build multiplayer games exclusively for Snap Games. Last June, the multiplayer bumper car game Bumped Out was revealed at the Snap Partner Summit.
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