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Word Off! - Words with Friends meets Risk - by Toy Studio

01-05-2012, 02:36 PM
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Word Off! - Words with Friends meets Risk - by Toy Studio


Hi TouchArcade!

Hi TouchArcade! Toy Studio here. We wanted you all to be the first to know about our new game, show some screenshots and take any questions. We’re excited about the game and are dying to know what you all think.

Features
- Asynchronous gameplay
- Game boosts. Use them to gain advantage over you opponent
- True cross-platform. Play on any HTML5 supported device.
- Player stat tracking
- Weekly, monthly and all-time leaderboards
- Letters "A" to "Z!"

How to Play



Supported Platforms
The game is coming out on iOS but you’ll be able to log into any device that supports HTML5 and pick up wherever you left off.

On an iPhone but your best friend has an Android phone? You can still battle it out! Only have a computer and you want to play against your long lost twin who has a NOOK Tablet? This works too! We joke on the office that you can play this game any place you have electricity. If you think of HTML5 as electricity, then the analogy sticks.

Other Cool Things

This game started life on a white board. We spent a lot of time refining rules and gameplay elements even before it transitioned to computer code. You can see the original prototype here:


We’re also doing a small beta phase right now, so if anyone is interested I can add some people. We'd love to hear what you think.


You can discover a bit more information about Word Off! at the following places -

http://www.wordoff.com
http://www.facebook.com/WordOffGame
http://www.twitter.com/WordOffGame

Toy Soldier Community Manager for Toy Studio Games
01-05-2012, 03:03 PM
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Looks really cool! I enjoy word game-strategy games (though right now there's only one I can really think of, but that took a far different route than your game). Out of curiosity, will this also have an AI controlled single player as well or possibly in a later update?

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01-05-2012, 03:17 PM
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We don't have anything planned for a computer AI to play against. It was always designed as an asynchronous "with friends" style game. With it being playable where HTML5 is supported, games should be easily accessible. As for the future, anything is possible. It could happen, but it's very likely it will remain a multiplayer game only.

Toy Soldier Community Manager for Toy Studio Games
01-05-2012, 03:24 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ToySoldier View Post
We don't have anything planned for a computer AI to play against. It was always designed as an asynchronous "with friends" style game. With it being playable where HTML5 is supported, games should be easily accessible. As for the future, anything is possible. It could happen, but it's very likely it will remain a multiplayer game only.
Ok, got it, makes sense. Only downside to the "with friends" games I ever saw was that without wifi (on an ipod touch) you couldn't do anything. One more question though: will there ever be the chance that more than 2 players would be supported, as in a 3-4 player game as well? The game looks like it could work with that (each base at a corner) but judging by the screens it appears 2-player only at the moment...

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01-05-2012, 03:44 PM
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When we were prototyping the game on the white board, we started with 2 players. After a few tweaks to the game, we tried it with 3 and 4 people and that was a ton of fun with everyone trying to scheme and take territory. So, more than 2 players is a very real possibility. First, we want to see how people like the 2 player games and then expand on that later.

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01-05-2012, 06:23 PM
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Any plans on a free, ad-supported version? Multiplayer-only games live and die by the amount of players available to compete with, and such a version would strongly increase the chances of this game being a success (which I want to happen, as it looks great!).

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01-06-2012, 12:28 AM
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We do have plans to do free and paid versions. I don't have more specifics right now, but I'll edit this post when I get the info myself

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01-06-2012, 05:34 AM
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So it's like Quarrel, but instead of making words in battles, you make words in the board already?

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01-06-2012, 06:54 AM
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Seems really cool. I got both Risk and Wordfeud on my Iphone, cant wait to get this aswell.
01-06-2012, 08:13 AM
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Looks Awesome! Put me down for beta testing