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[Beta Testers wanted] Bonza Word Puzzle: A new type of crossword

01-04-2014, 11:47 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Posts: 46
Bonza Word Puzzle: A new type of crossword

Hi there,

Here's some information about this upcoming word game.
We're looking for Beta testers so if you're interested please sign up here.
Also, we'd love your advice on a couple of things (Below).

More info & Presskit available here.

The official trailer isn't ready yet but here's a gameplay video.


Bonza is a new type of crossword. Players arrange word fragments to complete each puzzle. Every challenge is crafted with a specific theme so players must use their word power as well as spacial awareness. Its simple mechanic is easy to learn but also challenging to even the most savvy linguists. The game is stacked with hours of gameplay, plus a new puzzle is added everyday. Launch is scheduled for March 2014.


A new kind of crossword mechanic designed for touch screens
Free daily puzzles. A different challenge every day!
Stunning minimalist art style
Relaxing ambient soundtrack
Intuitive controls. Pinch, zoom, pan and swipe to complete puzzles


Thanks for checking out Bonza Word Puzzle.
We'd love some advice on a couple of things.

Price: We were thinking about releasing for US1.99 do you think this too much or too little?

Release Date: We're interested in showing the game at GDC Play in March. Do you think it's better to release before or after GDC?

Ben & Punya

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Last edited by MiniMega; 01-07-2014 at 05:19 AM. Reason: No longer recruiting
01-05-2014, 01:27 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 568
I signed up! You will see me as Devon Border.
01-06-2014, 02:15 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Signed up, looks very nice - very much the kind of word game I enjoy!

I can only really comment on the price but I'd be more than happy to pay 1.49 - 1.99 which is $1.99 USD or the next increment up (I assume it's $2.49).

Most of my favourite word games are in that price boundary. Eg. Wooords, Wordstorm, Crypto-Families. I'm obviously guessing as to how much content the game offers, but with a fairly generous amount and the aforementioned daily puzzle I definitely don't see any problem with setting that as a minimum.
01-06-2014, 07:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 958
Game looks fun. I signed up in testflight with iPad mini. Has developer added anyone yet ?
01-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Joined, waiting for accept

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01-06-2014, 06:24 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Byron Bay, Australia
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No Longer Recruiting

Thanks for getting on board, I've added you all to the distribution list.
We have enough testers for now so I've stopped taking new users.

Price: It seems like US1.99 is a reasonable asking price for a game like this. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts after you play the Beta to see whether that's still the case.

Release date: It seems like it would make sense to show at GDC and try to hook up some press that would coincide with launch. So Launching a week after GDC sounds like a good plan.

Looking forward to hearing your Beta feedback.