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Old 07-10-2014, 05:39 AM
RadDragon RadDragon is offline
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Default Alphabeats (by Rad Dragon)

Alphabeats remixes spelling into a fast-paced action challenge, set to pulse-pounding tracks from exciting electronic artists. Kinda like Scrabble meets DDR, it's a mashup of words and music you've never seen before.

Featuring music from Disasterpeace (Fez), Big Giant Circles (Threes, Mass Effect 2) and more!


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Alphabeats is simple to play.

1. Choose a song. Letters will fall to the beat.



2. Catch letters to make words, and deposit them to procure points.



3. Concoct bounteous magniloquent lexemes. The longer your words, the more points you get. Accrue as many as you can by the end of the song.




Features

Instantly look up the definition of any word you catch, to expand your vocabulary on the fly as you play!

Deploy powerups strategically to destroy unwanted letters, make your word more aerodynamic, or multiply your points!

Ascend the three difficulty modes: Casual, Tricky, and Spellfire! Each one gives you a different version of every track, and Spellfire adds hit points to make the game into a lexical bullet hell.

Challenge your friends using Game Center, or climb the leaderboards for your favorite songs. There’s even a leaderboard for the longest word ever made!

Word of the Day gives you bonuses for learning new words!


Links

Alphabeats website

Rad Dragon website

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Old 07-10-2014, 09:10 PM
RadDragon RadDragon is offline
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Default PocketGamer Gameplay Footage

Here's a video of Alphabeats in action, thanks to Pocket Gamer!


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Old 07-10-2014, 10:45 PM
copaeci copaeci is offline
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What does the IAP used for? Is that necessary? Can we finish the game without IAP?
Thanks
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:53 PM
PeteOzzy PeteOzzy is offline
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This looks insane...I like it!

Will definitely pick this one up soon, I love word games but especially so when they apply something new to the gameplay.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:44 AM
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Looks like fun, I've popped on watch list til I get out and pick up a voucher, can't wait to beat pete
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:28 PM
RadDragon RadDragon is offline
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There are five songs in the base game, which is plenty to enjoy it for hours. You can download sixteen other songs via IAP - it's $1 per track, and there are discounts for buying them in packs.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:39 PM
Anotherkellydown Anotherkellydown is online now
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Quite entertaining just to watch the Pocket Gamer guy struggle to explain the game and play at the same time. His frustration comes out near the end of the video. 😝
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:23 PM
RadDragon RadDragon is offline
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Haha, I swear Alphabeats is quite easy and playable when you're not trying to explain it at the same time!

We've gotten some more good press over the weekend:
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:40 PM
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Bought this and took a chance on the "all music ever" purchase, it's a lot of fun. I liked Puzzlejuice and I'm a fan of rhythm games, so this is perfect. Well presented. The only problem I'm having is the manoeuvrability when it comes to trying to make large words, even with the shorten/decrease blocks powerup, it still seems to encourage short words over long ones.

I like the word suggestions after a failure, though.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:53 AM
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