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  • Publisher: Larry Snyder
  • Genre: Word
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 45.3 MB
  • Version: 1.8
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: Enhanced for the new iPad

Essential - The Best Word Search Games for iPad AppGuide Highest Rating ~ AppAdvice.com

5 Stars Essential A Must-have for Fans of Word Games ~ FindMySoft.com

8/10 It is a fun and intelligent game which is perfect for anyone looking for a brain teasing, pickup-up-and-play experience. I highly recommend it. ~ ClickTickBoom.com

Back & Forth is unlike any word game you have ever played. Highly addictive, remarkably innovative this is an entirely a new twist on the word games!

Use the power of gravity, in every direction to dynamically change your board as you spell words forward, backward, vertically, horizontally & diagonally. With a simple twist of your device, gravity pulls on the tiles and drops them in new patterns.

Rearrange your tiles further through the signature Back & Forth move where one simple swipe forces two tiles to swap places.

Simple? Yes.
Challenging? Absolutely!

Play as an individual to hone your skills

Or play the 3 Minute Daily Challenge to refine your lightning quick reflexes

And then play against an opponent to show them how much words can hurt!

Back & Forth features:
Completely new word game design concept
Tiles respond to rotation of the board falling and forming new words
Back & Forth motion to swap tiles
Single Player mode offers 24 uniquely hand crafted puzzles!
Daily Blitz offers a new challenge every day where you have just 3 minutes to post your best score online against the world!
Daily Breeze offers a new challenge every day without the 3 minute pressure cooker, but still play against the world!
Two Multiplayer Modes offer friends or other game center players an exciting twist where a shared board is wiped out by both players at once!
21 Game Center Achievements!
24 Game Center Leaderboards!
Beautiful custom music and sounds effects by Dren McDonald!
iPhone 4 High Resolution (retina) Graphics
New iPad Enhanced Graphics
Unique iPAD interface, but still the same great game play, all in one package!

New iPad Owners or anyone who upgraded to iOS5.1
When you first run the game, if the tiles do not rotate when you rotate the device, please shut down the iPad and restart (hold the button at the top until you see "Slide to Power Off"). This should only need to be done once and will fix this and several other apps.

Lars's comments:

09-01-2011, 10:42 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Is the multiplayer online?
09-01-2011, 10:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Fairfield, OH
Posts: 30
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Is the multiplayer online?
I have included both Game Center multiplayer and Bluetooth multiplayer. I'm also working on WIFI multiplayer, but that is not part of the game yet.

Thanks for the question!
09-08-2011, 10:22 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Fairfield, OH
Posts: 30
Updated 1.1 Release is out

The 1.1 release is now out, increases the touch area for the pause button and makes it more clear what the button is.

Future updates:
  • Advance Battle Mode:
    • 90 second clock
    • Wildcards can only be used for 5 letter or longer words
    • 3 Second penalty for misspelling a word
  • Facebook & Twitter integration
  • WIFI game (note, blue-tooth and GameCenter are already in the release)

Let me know if you have any suggestions! Thanks, Larry
09-15-2011, 05:54 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Fairfield, OH
Posts: 30
Update 1.2 is out!

Version 1.2 has been released!

The update included:
  • Pause the daily game for devices that support fast app switching!
  • iPhone users can now start a new daily game from the leaderboard or game history screens
  • Added the Welsh Flag for daily mode.
  • Minor UI Tweaks based on user feedback
  • Added the help options during in-game play

Want to see something new? Feel free to drop me a note or reply to this thread and I will try to add it in for a future update.
10-15-2011, 04:11 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Fairfield, OH
Posts: 30
Update 1.3 is out!

Version 1.3 Update:
  • Fixed an issue on daily game where the game wasn't resetting correctly after closing down
  • Updated Back & Forth reward levels!
    • 4-6 Letter words are worth 1 Back & Forth
    • 7-9 Letter words are worth 2 Back & Forth's
    • 10 Letter words are worth 3 Back & Forth's

Version 1.4 coming very soon will have a new unlimited time daily mode!

Version 1.5 will introduce 24 new puzzles!