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Bonza Word Puzzle: A new type of crossword

11-10-2015, 08:29 AM
#31
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,780
New update today which allows Celebrity Designer Packs to be bought for coins, not money.

As I've been playing the daily puzzle mode every day for a looong time, and I previously bought 4 of them, I've got enough coins to unlock all 8 remaining packs and then some, so I'm pretty happy!

Also worth noting that the complaints above about the previous update were all resolved months ago when the devs allowed these popups to be disabled in settings.

This is by far the longest-lasting game on my phone and it's highly recommended for anyone who even slightly enjoys word games.
11-10-2015, 10:09 AM
#32
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,488
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_bez View Post
New update today which allows Celebrity Designer Packs to be bought for coins, not money.

As I've been playing the daily puzzle mode every day for a looong time, and I previously bought 4 of them, I've got enough coins to unlock all 8 remaining packs and then some, so I'm pretty happy!

Also worth noting that the complaints above about the previous update were all resolved months ago when the devs allowed these popups to be disabled in settings.

This is by far the longest-lasting game on my phone and it's highly recommended for anyone who even slightly enjoys word games.
Nice! I switched over to Bonza National Geographic because I like the picture puzzles, but I still think Bonza as a whole is still the best word game for iOS.

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11-10-2015, 10:58 AM
#33
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 257
I noticed that Bonza hasn't been optimized for the larger screen iPhone 6/6+ yet, but the National Geographic version has. Is that coming soon? It's not a big deal because the game is still perfectly playable... just thought I'd ask.

Still play this every day. Love games with daily puzzles like Bonza, Word Jong, and 7 Little Words.
11-10-2015, 12:25 PM
#34
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,780
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerutix View Post
Nice! I switched over to Bonza National Geographic because I like the picture puzzles, but I still think Bonza as a whole is still the best word game for iOS.
I'm still playing both every day!
04-03-2016, 05:32 PM
#35
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Posts: 37
New feature: Bonza Puzzle Creator

We've been collecting puzzle suggestions from Bonza users for a while now.
It's a really simple webform that allows users to suggest a clue and the answers.
Since 2014 we've collected over 100,000 submissions, we curate and edit these into daily puzzle content.

It seems appropriate that the next evolution for Bonza involves user generated content in some way.
So we've been working on a Bonza puzzle creator, It allows you to design your own puzzles and send them to friends.
It's a big job but it feels worth it since there's so much potential for interesting puzzle ideas in multiple languages.

Here's the new home screen.
We'll be looking for Beta testers in about a week.
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04-03-2016, 05:49 PM
#36
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,488
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiniMega View Post
We've been collecting puzzle suggestions from Bonza users for a while now.
It's a really simple webform that allows users to suggest a clue and the answers.
Since 2014 we've collected over 100,000 submissions, we curate and edit these into daily puzzle content.

It seems appropriate that the next evolution for Bonza involves user generated content in some way.
So we've been working on a Bonza puzzle creator, It allows you to design your own puzzles and send them to friends.
It's a big job but it feels worth it since there's so much potential for interesting puzzle ideas in multiple languages.

Here's the new home screen.
We'll be looking for Beta testers in about a week.
Nice! This does make sense as the natural evolution. I assume this will just be for OG Bonza, since Nat Geo is more curated by nature?

5 Desert Island Games: Solebon Solitaire, Zen Pinball, Tomb of the Mask, Dungelot 3, Super Tribes
GC: Jerutix -- Grace and Peace
04-03-2016, 06:25 PM
#37
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerutix View Post
Nice! This does make sense as the natural evolution. I assume this will just be for OG Bonza, since Nat Geo is more curated by nature?
Yes this is a feature for OG Bonza.
You'll be able to access the puzzle creator from BNG but it will open in the other app.
04-03-2016, 06:35 PM
#38
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Monster Hunter Island
Posts: 4,744
That's an awesome new feature, can't wait to try it.

Imo I think Bonza is the best casual puzzle out there. I admit I do get angry with it sometimes and stop playing but overall it's generally relaxing and a good time waster.

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04-03-2016, 06:58 PM
#39
Like this game

It is a good idea of this game. The graphics is good too. good job, really!
04-07-2016, 05:39 PM
#40
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Posts: 37
Beta testing: Bonza puzzle creator

Hi,

The Bonza Puzzle creation tool is functional and ready for testing.
We're looking for Beta testers who can trial it out and help iron out any bugs.
Also, your opinion would be really helpful.

If you'd like to join please email us (Use the same email that you use to log-in to iTunes.)

Thanks
Ben
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