The object of Draw 2 Survive is incredibly simple: as the game’s name suggests, your job is to draw in order to survive. A small ball will spawn on the screen, and all you have to do is draw lines in order to stop it from coming in contact with the hazards that are at every edge of the arena. The is literally all about keeping the ball rolling along the lines for the longest amount of time possible—that’s it.
While the concept is beyond simple, I actually found myself liking the game just a bit. For a few minutes, I did experience a little bit of excitement and joy as I tried my best to keep the ball evenly balanced. And seeing that the game is all about you achieving the highest score possible, as soon as the ball is destroyed you can opt to restart immediately. For what it’s trying to accomplish, I can’t really penalize the game. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any notable flaws.
For starters, there are only four arenas to choose from. On top of that, there really isn’t any difference between each of them outside of aesthetics. One of them even had a blinding background which made it nearly impossible for me to draw on. Speaking of drawing, the stylus seems to operate alright while playing, but menu navigation was rather poor. Sometimes it felt like there was a lag in between my presses and when the screen actually reacted. In addition to this issue, the game’s overall frame-rate didn’t seem to be very smooth. I found this problem especially strange considering how simplistic it is.
Other than those issues, there really isn’t much else when it comes to Draw 2 Survive. Currently, there is only the single ‘Survival’ mode which is playable. The reason why I said “currently”
is because the developer has stated that more modes will be added in time via free updates. Considering the fact that the game has been out for a few months now, it may be safe to assume that those updates won’t be coming anytime soon. At the end of the day, with a price-tag of only $2, you really won’t be losing much if you decide to try the game out of pure curiosity.