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iPhone: iAssociate + Lite

07-19-2009, 11:51 PM
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iAssociate + Lite

iAssociate - $1.99

iAssociate is a word association game, where the goal of the game is to guess which words, or phrases, are associated to the other words in the game. Every word is associated to at least two other words, and the associations are meant to be things that you come to think of upon hearing the word.

For example, you might start off a level with for instance "Movie Genres" which would show up with four different associations, Drama, Action, Comedy and Thriller. These associations would of course be hidden initially, so they would show up as "----- (5)", "------ (6)", "------ (6)" and "-------- (8)". When you would correctly reveal one of these associations then that word would in turn lead to other new words, Thriller might for instance lead to Michael Jackson, etc.

The game features multiple levels of varying difficulty, starting off easy with a small level centered on the word Blue, and then leading into larger levels, such as a theme level with lots of comics and cartoons associations and one that'll lead you from playing cards all the way to the moon and back.

Your progress in the game is scored according to how many words you have guessed correctly, or if you have words that you have revealed partially you'll also get points for those. By collecting enough points you'll unlock more levels.

Besides unlocking new levels with your points you can also keep track of how you are doing against all other players by submitting your scores online, this will show you your current rank in every level against all other players.

The gameplay in iAssociate is simple and intuitive, simply just click on a word to enter your guess. If the word is correct it will be revealed, or if any of the starting characters are correct, then those will be revealed so that you'll have a chance of guessing what it is based on those.

To speed up play you can enter your words by clicking on a word which you have already guessed correctly. If you do that then your guess will be matched against every word associated from that one.

What's new

- A new level has been added, Poker Stars.
- You can now see your overall rank as well as the rank for each individual level.

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07-20-2009, 12:19 AM
iAssociate - is a some what in the Scrabble Genere, and it is meant to increase our vocabulary. And its suits even the kids.

09-17-2009, 06:48 PM
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Lite version available, going to try it out.

Anyone like this app?
09-17-2009, 07:07 PM
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Yeah, my wife and I like it. Some of the connections are a little obvious and some are a bit of a stretch, but the concept is good.

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09-17-2009, 07:08 PM
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09-17-2009, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveMc99 View Post
Be careful, I think that may be the same content as this game. Not sure, as I haven't bought both, but the words look familiar.

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09-18-2009, 12:26 PM
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Hey, just to clarify then yes, there are two similar versions out there, Mercury Mind and iAssociate (I'm the developer of both). iAssociate is the sequel to Mercury Mind, and it contains the same 5 basic levels as Mercury Mind, except that they have all been updated so that they in total are about 50% larger than MM.

Besides these 5 levels iAssociate currently has two additional levels (both large), as well as a new bonus mode, which you unlock after achieving a high enough score in the levels.

Mercury Mind on the other side is the original game I made, and I have updated it a bit lately, adding a new original level to it, which isn't featured in iAssociate, so that it would at least contain something original to those out there who have both. (I'm also planning to add more levels in the future, so that both games would have a number of original levels, just to make sure that people wouldn't feel cheated out of the 0,99$ if they've first bought iAssociate and later buy Mercury Mind)

For those of you who are interested, please try out the Lite version of iAssociate. It contains the full first two levels (the rest of the levels in the game are all over twice as large as these first two levels).

iAssociate Lite in the App Store

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the levels & game, if anyone here has any suggestions on how to make this game better then feel free to let me know and I'll do my best to add them in future updates.

Fredrik Wahrman

Last edited by edilator; 09-18-2009 at 12:30 PM.
09-18-2009, 12:55 PM
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My wife and I are really enjoying this game.
Game is smooth and hard to put down.

The lite version was a great idea.

Nice puzzle/thinking game.
09-18-2009, 12:58 PM
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Location: Canada
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I have this game and really enjoy it - but it desperately, desperately needs more levels. Yes the levels are large but can still be completed fairly quickly. Add more levels and it becomes a five-star game (to those who are fans of the genre, of course).

If anyone has played the webgame Funny Farm, this game is the same concept. If you liked Funny Farm, you'll like this.
09-18-2009, 02:31 PM
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I will do my best to keep adding new levels to it... in fact I've got another one (which should be harder than the previous ones) pretty much done, I'm hoping to submit it on sunday evening for review.