• Publisher: Zach Gage
  • Genre: Word
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 14.1 MB
  • Version: 3.1.3
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.8 (9)
App description: Looking for a word game that goes beyond a simple Scrabble/Boggle/Jumble clone? SpellTower is for you.

As seen In The New York Times Magazine, on Apple's iPhone 5 Announce Website, and in Apple Stores

--- There appears to be a bug with iOS7 and bluetooth multiplayer. I'm working on a update that fixes this, along with adding some exciting new features that I hope to release before the end of the year, sorry about that ---

#3 Top Paid App on iPad, #21 on iPhone!
Thanks so much everyone!!

Best Word Game! - 148Apps' 2011 Best App Ever Awards
- Touch Arcade's Favorite Puzzle game of 2011 -

Ranked #2 in Mashable's Top 10 iPhone Word Games

"Simple, stylish and furiously addictive. Far and away the best pure word game on iOS." 5/5 stars - Tap! Magazine

"I'm obsessed, I'm ignoring my family!" - John Moe, NPR Marketplace

"guaranteed to entertain" - IGN

"by far one of the best [word puzzle games] in recent years" - 4.5/5 Stars - Editors Choice - 148Apps

"SpellTower is an extraordinary word game that deserves a place among the best of the genre." - 4/4 - SlideToPlay

"The Boggle Tetris That We Needed"
- Kotaku's Gaming App of The Day

"A must-buy for word fiends, SpellTower is an uncommonly attractive and thoughtfully designed puzzler" - 9/10 - Gold Award - Pocket Gamer

"Elegant, clever and fun. Proof That Word Games Can Be Beautiful" - 5/5 Stars - TouchArcade

"Nervy, humbling, and strangely energizing. If you can handle the stress, SpellTower is magnificent" - 8/10 - EDGE Magazine

"A superb word game... for anyone in your household who loves a good word teaser, even the most technologically-challenged. Grab it and start spelling!" - JayIsGames

"I expect to be playing for a long time" - ZTGD

"It's Boggle on crack... only costs 2$, and your life." - Weekend Confirmed

* Tested.com App of The Day! *

Best iPad apps of the week of nov13th-19th - AppAdvice

"The best word game you haven't played", "A brain-picking puzzler" - Pitchfork / KillScreen Magazine

"Im already convinced SpellTower is a significantly better game [than PopCaps Bookworm]."
- playontap.com

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- From the creator of critically acclaimed titles Halcyon, Bit Pilot, and Unify -

Find and swipe (or tap!) words in 5 challenging modes. Make long words or use bonus tiles to clear extra letters from the screen!

Once you have it down, Challenge your friends via intense local multiplayer.

* WORDS + STRATEGY = AWESOME *
Pick your words wisely! As you work, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen, and it'll take all of your lexicological wits and tactical know-how to keep them down. If any of the letters make it to the top row, it's game over.

* FIVE AMAZING MODES *
- TOWER MODE : No pressure here. Try and get the highest score possible out of 150 letters, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!

- PUZZLE MODE : Every word you make adds a new row of letters! Strategic word finding at its best.

- EXTREME PUZZLE MODE : Puzzle mode with the minimum word length cranked up. Experts only!

- RUSH MODE : Rows of letters build up over time. Find words as fast as you can, but be careful you don't back yourself into a corner!

- DEBATE MODE : Feeling good? Challenge your friends in this intense local multiplayer mode.

GAME CENTER leader boards and achievements for each mode and highest scoring word!

stfj's comments:




SpellTower is out today! Click the icon above for an appstore link to the game



www.spelltower.com

A Word Game that Does Your iPad Justice.
With its huge 10x15 tile grid, SpellTower has room for some serious word strategy.
Find and swipe words in 4 challenging modes. Finding words clears them from the screen, dropping any tiles above.

Make long words or use bonus tiles to clear extra letters from the screen!

Words + Strategy = Awesome
Pick your words wisely!

As you work, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen, and it'll take all of your lexicological wits and tactical know-how to keep them down. If any of the letters make it to the top row, it's game over.

Four Amazing Modes

Tower Mode
No pressure here. Try and get the highest score possible out of 150 letters, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!

Puzzle Mode
Every word you make adds a new row of letters! Strategic word finding at its best.

Extreme Puzzle Mode
Like Puzzle mode, but with the minimum word length cranked up. Experts only!

Rush Mode
Rows of letters build up over time. Find words as fast as you can, but be careful you don't back yourself into a corner!

Game Center Integration
Show off how smart you are with online leaderboards for each mode and best word!

Even my Mom, who hasn't played a videogame since Tetris, is addicted to SpellTower.





02-18-2012, 09:05 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by stfj View Post
@lordgek it depends if that scrabble dictionary is owned by hasbro or not. The thing about scrabble dictionaries is that Hasbro owns a copywrite on all of them, and if you use one in your game, they'll attempt to sue you... regardless of if thats legal or not :/
Crap weasels, okay then, I'll grant you then that it is more complicated than I would have thought.

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02-18-2012, 09:23 AM
whoops, just re-posting this so it's not under the page fold.


Youtube link | Pop Up

here's an early video (about 2 days of work) of one of the multiplayer modes i'm working on.
This mode is local bluetooth multiplayer. (each of the iPads in the movie is being played by a different player)

It's based off of rush mode, and when you make words, it drops pieces on the other player. The grey blocks in the background are the other players letter heights. We played in my house for a few hours yesterday and it's definitely real fun to play. Kind of a nice to have a SpellTower mode that ends in just a few minutes actually

I'm working on other multiplayer modes as well for the update (including asynchronous over the internet modes)

03-28-2012, 01:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by joepau View Post
Top...

When Will the Dutch version available ???

Indeed. When will it be available? I would love to play the Dutch version..

And even a Turkish version...
03-28-2012, 01:45 PM
Is there an ETA for the update? I need more SpellTower!
03-28-2012, 03:16 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dutch View Post

Indeed. When will it be available? I would love to play the Dutch version..

And even a Turkish version...
Yeah what he said, my wife would love a Dutch version!

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
OpenFeint, Plus+, & Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, Crystal, & iTunes: Lord Gek
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04-11-2012, 09:27 AM
For Real This time:



Wow that took a lot longer than I had anticipated, but I'm really excited to announce SpellTower 3.0!

Spell Tower Comes Out around Midnight Tonight

In addition to Multiplayer and iPad3 Retina Support, I tried to get in as many community requests as possible.

-retina ipad support
-multiplayer via bluetooth
-new icon
-night colors (for playing in the dark)
-sound volume adjustment options
-tweet your best word
-consumes a lot less battery power
-extra polish
-bug fixes


Youtube link | Pop Up
04-12-2012, 08:49 AM
This game is awesome. A dutch version will make it perfect
gonna get all my friends to buy this
04-12-2012, 02:39 PM
Still no Dutch

Nice update ...but still no Dutch

Joe.
04-17-2012, 11:47 AM
Rush strategy tips

I am looking for tips to playing the Rush mode. I usually can get around 5800 with a high score of 7700. I would like to know what length words to look for.

Also, how exactly does the system decide to make the tiles harder, with a bunch of 6's? Is it time, or words played, or what? And once that happens, I only last a few turns, can people really play when there are so many 6's no the board?
04-17-2012, 12:52 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,090
Quote:
Originally Posted by joepau View Post
Nice update ...but still no Dutch

Joe.
Im pretty sure it doesnt take a short time to implement a new language in an app. Be patient.

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