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Old 12-18-2013, 10:28 AM
AppyNation AppyNation is offline
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Default Word Forward - multiplayer word game (by AppyNation)

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 5×5 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!
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:13 AM
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Thanks, I will give it a try and report back.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:43 AM
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Thanks, I will give it a try and report back.
Ace, let us know what you think - we're genuinely looking for feedback and ideas!
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:30 PM
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I'm going to try this out right away

As a gamedev myself, I'm curious to know what you built the game with? Cheers.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:23 PM
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Hi !

I'm the developer of Word Forward. Thanks for checking it out. I make games using Xcode in native Objective-C.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:46 PM
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Meh. English only. I don't understand why devs of word/letter games don't implement other language's dictionaries.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:27 AM
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Meh. English only. I don't understand why devs of word/letter games don't implement other language's dictionaries.
I'm curious which language you'd specifically be interested in? It's hard to find dictionaries and create reasonable letter values in an unfamiliar language without outright copying/stealing from another game.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:04 AM
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I'm curious which language you'd specifically be interested in?
I personally German of course. But go there…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_language

…and compare it with the amount of iOS devices (Apple market) in those countries. Then implement the languages (latin letters) with the most possible users first.

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It's hard to find dictionaries and create reasonable letter values in an unfamiliar language without outright copying/stealing from another game.
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?
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:50 AM
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I personally German of course. But go there…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_language

…and compare it with the amount of iOS devices (Apple market) in those countries. Then implement the languages (latin letters) with the most possible users first.



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?
Unfortunately it is VERY hard. You can infer as such from how few word games do support multiple languages. But also you can take it from us

On a slightly happier note - the game got featured! Yay!

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Old 03-13-2014, 03:30 PM
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Here’s some lovely HD gameplay of Word Forward if you’re curious -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCREH5Ndp7E
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