App description: The Number 1 Word Game in over 30 countries!
Featured in "Best New Games" and "What We're Playing"

Beautifully simple. Endlessly challenging.

Word Forward is an ingenious new word puzzle game you can play solo or with friends via Game Center.

Can you use all of the letters in the 5x5 grid to make words? Touch and drag to spell out words, making those letters disappear. You also can manipulate the board with special modifiers that allow you to replace, swap, jumble and remove letters.

It's just as important to think of the letters you leave behind as the ones you clear - after all you wouldn't want to paint yourself into a corner.

NEW FEATURE:

Don't want to see ads? Purchasing any coins in the in-game store will now switch off ads forever! (*)

FIND dictionary words by tracing a line between tiles to spell them out. Tiles can be linked in any direction including diagonally.

SWAP any two letters on the grid by using a SWAP TOKEN, earned during gameplay.

REPLACE a letter on the grid with a SPARE from your inventory to make longer words.

JUMBLE the tiles on the grid to replace all the letters with new ones when all else fails.

CHANGE the letter on a tile to any other letter you choose using the SWAP MODIFIER.

ELIMINATE stubborn tiles with BOMBS when you can't make any more words and need to nudge your score over the line.

Word Forward is more fun with friends! Challenge your Game Center friends to a match.


If you have any questions about the game or want to report a bug or other issue, drop us an email at community@appynation.com.

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(*) Please note that this setting is applied on a per-device basis and is not saved if the game is uninstalled.

AppyNation's comments:
Hi all!

Our next game is out in Canada for soft launch, with the rest of the world following soon in 2014.

Made by the very talented Shane McCafferty, with audio by the equally awesome Gavin Harrison, we think you'll like it.



Word Forward is an ingenious new word puzzle game you can play alone or with friends via Game Center.

Can you use all of the letters in the 55 grid to make words?. You can manipulate the board with special modifiers that allow you to replace, swap, jumble and remove letters. It’s just as important to think of the letters you leave behind as the ones you clear – after all you wouldn’t want to paint yourself into a corner.



FIND dictionary words by tracing a line between tiles to spell them out. Tiles can be linked in any direction including diagonally.

SWAP any two letters on the grid by using a SWAP TOKEN, earned during gameplay.

REPLACE a letter on the grid with a SPARE from your inventory to make longer words.

JUMBLE the tiles on the grid to replace all the letters with new ones when all else fails.

CHANGE the letter on a tile to any other letter you choose using the SWAP MODIFIER.

ELIMINATE stubborn tiles with BOMBS when you can’t make any more words and need to nudge your score over the line.

Word Forward is more fun with friends! Challenge your Game Center friends to a best of three match. After each round you’ll be shown who won, and the longest word each player played.

Word Forward arrives on the App Store early 2014.

We'd love to hear what you think!
03-13-2014, 03:45 PM
#11
Hey EVG, great game! Love it. Can you please add an Undo option? I swap so many tiles by accident and waste them. Also when you finish a match with a friend can you just put a rematch button in there?
I love the visual style. Also maybe some kind. Endless mode would be cool, like how many grids can you clear in a row with the lowest score possible or grids to zero in a row or something like that?
Thanks for the great addition to word games (you bumped SpellTower off my home screen).
03-13-2014, 05:26 PM
#12
Thanks for playing! Really pleased people are enjoying the game.

Those improvements you suggested are on the todo list for sure.

03-13-2014, 11:26 PM
#13
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Originally Posted by Habakuk View Post
Is it, really? I'm not a dev. I'd say, take it from there where you took the English dict. Are there no free open source dictionaries?
There are a few common dictionaries in English, but their copyright status is a tad cloudy. Even then, some players don't like how restrictive they are—iirc Loren Brichter modified one to make his own for Letterpress. Finding a quality German (or Spanish, etc) dictionary will be time-consuming, especially when I have to find it using English search terms

The really tricky part will be figuring out letter tiles. Q is a pain in English; Word Forward has a "Qu" tile instead, and my game doesn't even allow Q. For other tough letters, like X, how best to figure out how many points to assign?

Founder of Amuses Me Games. Made Prismadrop and Go Go Redball. Working on Fire Words 2.0

Last edited by n8o; 03-13-2014 at 11:33 PM.
03-14-2014, 10:44 AM
#14
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Originally Posted by EGVroom View Post
Thanks for playing! Really pleased people are enjoying the game.

Those improvements you suggested are on the todo list for sure.
Howdy!

Started playing this today with my wife and a couple friends and do enjoy the game play. A real gem of a quick play word game. Graphics and music are great! Couple questions and/or improvements.

1) The splash screen shows "play the best of three rounds" but I don't see a way to set this up. I think its a great feature and sort of standard on score based word games. Maybe set things up so the creator of the game can set how many games to play in a set even?

2) A rematch button is essential. Especially in the current situation where it seems to only play a one game series.

3) Is there a way to disable ads?

4) Do the Modifier tiles reset for every game? Should I be using them every game or will they run out and need to be re-purchased?

Anyhow, thanks for a great new game and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tango

Last edited by Tango; 03-14-2014 at 10:54 AM.
03-14-2014, 03:41 PM
#15
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Originally Posted by Tango View Post
Howdy!

Started playing this today with my wife and a couple friends and do enjoy the game play. A real gem of a quick play word game. Graphics and music are great! Couple questions and/or improvements.

1) The splash screen shows "play the best of three rounds" but I don't see a way to set this up. I think its a great feature and sort of standard on score based word games. Maybe set things up so the creator of the game can set how many games to play in a set even?

2) A rematch button is essential. Especially in the current situation where it seems to only play a one game series.

3) Is there a way to disable ads?

4) Do the Modifier tiles reset for every game? Should I be using them every game or will they run out and need to be re-purchased?

Anyhow, thanks for a great new game and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tango
Hey! Thanks so much for playing.

About those questions. !

1) That splash screen actually shouldn't say that. I used to have multiplayer be best of 3 when we were in beta but people just weren't playing. I think it was because a 3 round game was just too much of a time drain. So we ended up making it a one round game in the end. I could add the option in an update for sure.

2) Yep. Rematch is deffo gonna get put in.

3) No way to disable adverts right now.

4) There are 5 modifiers. 2 letters which reset each round and 3 special ones (jumble, swap, and bomb) which you only have a certain number of. You can get more of these via coins you win (in single player or multiplayer) or by just buying a coin pack.

Again! Thanks for playing. I made Word Forward on my own over the last many months and it's brilliant to see so many people enjoying it.
03-17-2014, 01:10 PM
#16
Just made it to number ONE in the US and UK word game charts
03-17-2014, 01:11 PM
#17
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Originally Posted by EGVroom View Post
Just made it to number ONE in the US and UK word game charts
Congrats on that! Been having fun with it! Have got several friends to pick it up as well.
03-17-2014, 03:07 PM
#18
Thanks Tango!

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