by scribble-rs

GitHub is a clone of the web-based drawing game In my opinion has several usability issues, which I'll address in this project.

The site will not display any ads or share any data with third parties.

Play now

Feel free to play on any of these instances:

Hosting your own instance for free

By using Heroku, you can deploy a temporary container that runs The container will not have any cost and automatically suspend as soon as it stops receiving traffic for a while.

Simply create an account at and then click this link:

Building / Running

Run the following to build the application:

git clone

For -nix systems:

# run `make` to see all availables commands
make build

For Windows:

go run
go build -o scribblers .

This will produce a portable binary called scribblers. The binary doesn't have any dependencies and should run on every system as long as it has the same architecture and OS family as the system it was compiled on.

The default port will be 8080. The parameter portHTTP allows changing the port though.

It should run on any system that go supports as a compilation target.

This application uses go modules, therefore you need to make sure that you have go version 1.13 or higher.


Alternatively there's a docker container:

docker pull biosmarcel/

Changing default port

The default port is 8080. To override it, run:

docker run -p <port-number>:<port-number> biosmarcel/ --portHTTP=<port-number>


There are many ways you can contribute:

  • Update / Add documentation in the wiki of the GitHub repository
  • Extend this README
  • Create feature requests and bug reports
  • Solve issues by creating Pull Requests
  • Tell your friends about the project
  • Curating the word lists


These resources are by people unrelated to the project, whilst not every of these resources requires attribution as per license, we'll do it either way ;)

If you happen to find a mistake here, please make a PR. If you are one of the authors and feel like we've wronged you, please reach out.