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App description: "The gameplay is slick and rewarding, and not afraid to kick you in the face if you're not paying attention." - Pocket Gamer

"Ive gone through a ton of word games since Ive picked up my first iPhone, but AlphaPit is a real gem." - App Advice

"Great, time consuming, app for the word nuts out there that miss Bookworm." - User review

Tap to raise letters. Hold to lower them. Work your way through the alphabet to build the biggest and best words you can -- but dont leave any tiles lonely!

Shane McCaffertys best word game yet, and I should know. - Shane McCafferty

From the creator of Word Forward, the challenging word puzzle game with more than a million downloads, comes AlphaPit -- a new word game about depth and loneliness. Cycle through the alphabet to remove tiles by spelling words, but be careful not to abandon any tiles on their own. Youll need to use every last time if you want to solve the puzzle.

Features:
- WORDS: AlphaPit knows words. AlphaPit has the best words.
- BOMBS: If you cant win by smarts, youll have to win by force.
- TIME TRAVEL: Not really. But theres an undo button.
- LONELINESS: Letters need friends too. Dont leave them alone.

If youve grown bored of Boggle, scrapped shamelessly with Scrabble players, and aged out of the Junior Jumble, AlphaPit is here to spell out a new word for you: C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E.

Already love AlphaPit? Check out Shane McCaffertys other games: Word Forward, Starseed: Origin, and Crobble.

Boardumb's comments:


06-09-2016, 08:32 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 180
Hi all

I'm Shane the developer of AlphaPit.

Here's a link to the game on the Store. It's Free and supports iPhone and iPad. Hope you guys have some fun with it.

AlphaPit on the AppStore
06-09-2016, 09:42 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 5
Thank you Shane. Appreciate the share. My wife and I will give it a go this weekend over coffee.
06-09-2016, 09:42 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,919
Hmmm... Weird. Not sure what's going on with the app info there. Should be working by now.

I've read a couple of things about his game but hadn't really understood the mechanics properly. You can change the letter of each tile, but I hadn't really understood (even after the tutorial) that this was within a limited range. There are five levels and the tiles are raised or lowered as you change them to indicate the range.

For example, a tile showing C to start with might have a range of ABCDE, CDEFG or even YZABC, depending on the height of the C tile.

I've played a couple of levels and it feels like it's missing something. The only goal is to clear all the tiles. There's no score, no bonus for using longer words or harder letters, no incentive for finishing quickly. Some might like that. For me, it feels like the Zen mode from a more challenging puzzler and I want to play the other modes!