We all know how I love to post about beautiful apps, well here we’ve got another fantastic one. This game has been making the rounds around various blogs, I didn’t think it was that special from the short summaries and images I saw of it, I was completely wrong. I downloaded it and was actually blown away a little bit.
The idea of the game is simple enough. You choose someone to play against a friend in your game centre, you’re given a 5×5 grid of letters and you simply try and make the longest possible words. You tap the letters you like and make the words you want. You can also defend key letters by surrounding them. The game is over when you’ve covered all letters on a board or when both players pass their turn in a round.
However like always it’s not just about the actual idea of the game, it’s the actual execution. The app is simply gorgeous. It’s super minimal but that’s just not what is so good about it, the animations and sounds are just awesome. Me talking about it and taking pictures won’t do it any justice, you have to actually download the app to experience it.
The app itself is free but there are some limitations. There is an in-app purchase to give you the ability to play against more than one person and apply themes. This in-app purchase is only £0.69, a tiny price to pay, considering the amount of work and thought actually gone into making the app.
It’s only available for iPhone and iPad at the moment. I don’t think it’ll be coming over to Android any time soon because it utilizes Game Centre, but if the developers do what the makers of Draw Something did and create actual user accounts with usernames and emails, it would be perfect on Android.