App description: SEVEN² (SEVEN 2, SEVEN Squared) is a brand new brain-teaser. This word puzzler has an unique minimalist-styled interface and is built to satisfy the player hungers for real challenge.

The game has a simple, relaxing, and addictive game play. On a board of 7² (or 49) tiles, you only need to link letters, score by making words and try your best to survive 7² (or 49) rounds. There is NO time limit. You can take as much time as you need to plan your next step.

Does it sound too easy? Think twice! You need to be careful in spelling every word, turning the difficult letters to your advantage and strategically plan the positions of the falling letters to balance risk and reward.

The game has a minimalistic art style which makes the player focus on the game. The fast paced yet challenging rules let the player enjoy the fun of a word game almost every where and any time. The game also features a night theme that can be quickly switched from day theme. You will find it a welcome feature during a sleepless night.

Feature Highlights:
* Relaxing and challenging gameplay
* Minimalistic UI
* Day and night theme
* Access word list/dictionary in game
* Rush mode for players who love challenge with time limitation
* Game Center integration, 22 achievements and 6 Leaderboards

Video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8sC1lGDbJQ

w162's comments:
SEVEN² (Seven Squared) is a brand new brain-teaser. This word puzzler has an unique minimalist-styled interface and is built to satisfy the player hungers for real challenge.

The game has a simple, relaxing, and addictive game play. On a board of 7² (or 49) tiles, you only need to link letters, score by making words and try your best to survive 7² (or 49) rounds. There is NO time limit. You can take as much time as you need to plan your next step.

Does it sound too easy? Think twice! You need to be careful in spelling every word, turning the difficult letters to your advantage and strategically plan the positions of the falling letters to balance risk and reward.

The game has a minimalistic art style which makes the player focus on the game. The fast paced yet challenging rules let the player enjoy the fun of a word game almost every where and any time. The game also features a night theme that can be quickly switched from day theme. You will find it a welcome feature during a sleepless night.

Feature Highlights:
* Relaxing and challenging gameplay
* Minimalistic UI
* Day and night theme
* Access word list/dictionary in game
* Game Center integration, 22 achievements and 3 Leaderboards



11-18-2012, 09:09 PM
#11
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Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
Oh, another question.

Is there some sort of additional bonus for making multiple words as at times the additional score for the turn, shown in the brackets, doesn't matchup with the added word values?
Keen observation! Yes, there are "hidden" modifiers when evaluating the word scores at the end of each round.

One is how many words you got in the round. The more words you have, the higher score each of them would be evaluated.

The other is the current level of the game. The higher level you are playing, the higher score you would get from finishing every word.

The number in the brackets after each word is the "base score", without any modifier applied.
11-18-2012, 10:11 PM
#12
Everyone should download this while it is free. Enjoying it, always thinking I could be more intelligent with dropping of letters.

I do think that the frequency of the blue blocks (z and x) are too high.

11-18-2012, 11:55 PM
#13
This looks great.

But iOS 6
11-19-2012, 04:19 AM
#14
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Originally Posted by Filing Cabinet View Post
This looks great.

But iOS 6
Ditto. I'm a word game junkie. I always keep Spelltower, W.E.L.D.E.R., Puzzlejuice, Quarrel Deluxe, and Befuddled installed on my device. But I'm not upgrading to 6.0 on my 4S. I'll end up with 6.0 or higher when I upgrade; but that won't be for another year.
11-19-2012, 06:10 AM
#15
Game Impressions

Thank you very much, w162! SEVEN² is an absolutely great game!

Although English is not my first language I could make some Game Center highscores (okay—in the early hours of Seven Square). Maybe you could add other language's dictionaries?! Thanks in advance!

Here you have my example how important the strategic factor of swiping the top line is. I figured that out a bit late but it's a really great addition!



Don't take PALE too early. Swipe the top line. If you're lucky enough you get the appropriate letter(s) for the next turn.



Now I've got a rather long premium word. And as a free gift: HILA.

I love the name of the game with the special character but it's hard to find p. e. in AppShopper (I had to look up the dev's name Premiere Liaison, cool name as well btw). This the original AppShopper link:

http://appshopper.com/games/seven²-m...stic-word-game

Precious hint for word game developers: There are only a few really good word games (maybe two or three) in the whole iOS App Store in other languages than English. Take the chance and implement other dictionaries.

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11-19-2012, 10:25 AM
#16
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Habakuk (and anyone else who wants to search the store for this game): it shows up if you search for Seven 2. I agree though...the dev might want to consider changing the name, so that people know what to search for, and also so it appears in searches for related games.
11-19-2012, 10:46 AM
#17
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,238
A couple more notes for the developer:

The same Game Center achievements repeat each time I start and play the game.

It would be nice of the app would auto-rotate based on the vertical orientation of the iPad.

Edit: I am on top of the leader boards folks: 4570 points! I am guessing it will be short lived. ;-)

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Last edited by slewis7; 11-19-2012 at 11:46 AM.
11-19-2012, 12:16 PM
#18
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Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
Habakuk (and anyone else who wants to search the store for this game): it shows up if you search for Seven 2.
Sorry. In Austrian App Store and AppShopper.com it doesn't show up when I put in the search field…

Seven2
Seven 2
SEVEN² (copy & paste)

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Originally Posted by slewis7 View Post
I am on top of the leader boards folks: 4570 points!
Congratulations, slewis7. Pure tA power!

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11-19-2012, 12:24 PM
#19
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
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Originally Posted by slewis7 View Post
A couple more notes for the developer:

The same Game Center achievements repeat each time I start and play the game.

It would be nice of the app would auto-rotate based on the vertical orientation of the iPad.

Edit: I am on top of the leader boards folks: 4570 points! I am guessing it will be short lived. ;-)
I knew my dominance over our resident KING OF THE WORD GAMES couldn't last long!

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11-19-2012, 12:54 PM
#20
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
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LordGek, I really like Seven 2, but I have been focused on my current word game obsession, which is QatQi. However, I was playing Seven 2 because of your Game Center challenge. Therefor all the credit belongs to you! Thanks!

Has anyone else noticed the has been a deluge of really outstanding word games released lately? I can think of at least 4 or 5 off the top of my head, Seven 2 being one of them. Since I adore word games, it has been really fun.

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