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App description: Waggle Words is a strategic word search game set inside a beehive. Flying letters, chains of words, and a swarming hive keep the energy high! Players seek and select words with the goal of clearing the board. Create chains of words to greatly multiply your points. Power-ups let you move and manipulate letters to build new words, create longer chains, and clear the board. With three different game types, plus an augmented reality mode for supported devices, game play is always new and exciting.

FEATURES:
-Now Supports iPhone X!
-New Dictionary: Over 172,000 words!
-Augmented Reality: AR mode for devices with A9 chips (or higher) running iOS 11 (or higher) that support ARKit.
-Standard Play Mode: Available for all devices running iOS11 (or higher).
-Unlimited Levels: Over 85 unique hives with unlimited combinations of letters.
-Casual Game: Play the hive at your own pace. A new game every time.
-Timed Game: How many words can you make in 1.5 minutes?
-Daily Game: Play the downloadable, unique game of the day.
-Game Center: Leaderboards to compare your ability with other players.
-iCloud Enabled: Share your personal stats across your devices.
-Stereo Sound: An immersive experience with headphones.

MrT3D's comments:




Waggle Words is a strategic word search game set inside a beehive. Play on an iPhone or iPad. Play in standard mode or in AR Mode(on supported devices)!
*AR mode is not necessary to play and enjoy Waggle Words!

Waggle Words Featured in the App Store Categories to Date:
  • *AR -> Game Changing AR
  • *AR Games -> More AR to Explore
  • *Word Games -> New Games We Love
  • *Indie Games -> New Games We Love

Waggle Words was just featured in the Made With Unity Showcase at Unite Austin



Our Website: http://www.waggle-words.com

Helpful Tips http://vermontdigitalarts.com/waggle-words-tips/

Press Kit: http://vermontdigitalarts.com/wagglewords-presskit/

Keys available to press by request: press@vermontdigitalarts.com
10-08-2017, 04:57 PM
#2
This is fun, but damn the battery drain. Its horrible.

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10-08-2017, 05:28 PM
#3
Junior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
We're glad you think it's fun!
Sorry about the battery drain. It's definitely an intensive game with lots of 3D, VFX, camera tracking (especially in AR), physics and flocking going on. We'll work on some more optimizations and options to disable some FX in the near future!
10-08-2017, 06:21 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,163
Also makes my 6S really hot. Theres plenty of other more graphically intensive games that dont do that.
10-08-2017, 07:08 PM
#5
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Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by anthony78 View Post
Also makes my 6S really hot. There’s plenty of other more graphically intensive games that don’t do that.
Sorry about that! We’ll look at ways to remedy he heat and battery consumption. Again, it maybe some sort of FX optimization? Sounds like options to set quality levels on the device may be worth while.

Last edited by MrT3D; 10-12-2017 at 06:20 PM.
10-10-2017, 05:43 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 241
Heat problem is very bad

On both my iPhone 6s Plus and the new iPad Pro 9.7", my devices get unbearably hot after playing this game for only a few minutes. Aside from this major issue it's a very enjoyable game, but this problem needs to be addressed quickly by the developer. The visual flourishes don't add much to the enjoyment of this game, so hopefully some of them can be reduced or eliminated easily in the next update in order to solve the overheating issue.
10-11-2017, 03:42 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 5
I was wondering if the developers could explain the power ups at the bottom of the screen? I like this game (I loved SpellTower, and it's a lot like that) but am a little confused as to when to use these and exactly what they do.
10-12-2017, 05:52 PM
#8
Junior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grist View Post
On both my iPhone 6s Plus and the new iPad Pro 9.7", my devices get unbearably hot after playing this game for only a few minutes. Aside from this major issue it's a very enjoyable game, but this problem needs to be addressed quickly by the developer. The visual flourishes don't add much to the enjoyment of this game, so hopefully some of them can be reduced or eliminated easily in the next update in order to solve the overheating issue.
Hi There,

The iPhone 6 series does heat up more quickly than the iPhone 7 or 8. Sorry about that.

First, we're updating the engine to a more recent version, which should help due to the engine's subsequent optimizations for iOS. This is happening now and should be submitted for review on the App Store by tomorrow. It'll be version 1.0.3.

Beyond that, were looking to optimize some of the camera effects to use less resources. This will be in 1.0.4 sometime next week.

Even beyond that, we're looking for ways to reduce cpu & gpu load in other ways. It's tricky with a game that uses physics, image effects and flocking, but we'll try our hardest to keep optimizing away.

Please hang in there and we'll give it our best.
10-12-2017, 06:04 PM
#9
Junior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grist View Post
On both my iPhone 6s Plus and the new iPad Pro 9.7", my devices get unbearably hot after playing this game for only a few minutes. Aside from this major issue it's a very enjoyable game, but this problem needs to be addressed quickly by the developer. The visual flourishes don't add much to the enjoyment of this game, so hopefully some of them can be reduced or eliminated easily in the next update in order to solve the overheating issue.
Hi!

We need to get a webpage up explaining this better; maybe some videos too! Sorry about the confusion!

Game Play: On start, the hive is populated with letters. When the player finds and swipes a word, all the letters of the word, except for the last one, disappear. The last letter the word advances one alphabetically and becomes the highlighted Waggle Piece.

If the next word selected begins with the highlighted Waggle Piece, this creates a chain of words called a Waggle Streak. The number of Waggle Streaks in a row is called the Waggle Streak Level.

Power-ups: The player has eight power-up types at their disposal. Power-ups can be used at any time and in any combination. Each game begins with three random power-ups, but more are awarded as your score increases. The power-ups are:

Advance One: Advances a letter by one place alphabetically
Go Back One: Shifts a letter back one alphabetically
Advance Two: Advances a letter by two places alphabetically.
Go Back Two: Shifts a letter back two places alphabetically
Move: Picks up a letter and moves it to an empty cell.
Copy: Duplicates any letter in the hive, allowing you to place the copied letter in an empty cell.
Swap: Switches the location of two letters.
Swarm: Moves and consolidates all the letters in the hive.

Scoring: Points are based on word length, letter values, and Waggle Streak levels. The longer the word and the higher the Waggle Streak, the greater the points earned.

Word point values are the product of the sum of individual letter values multiplied by length of the word. For instance, if you select the word YES you would be awarded 18 points. This is calculated by adding the sum of the letter values: Y (4 points) + E (1 point) + S (1 point) = 6 points. The sum of the letters is then multiplied by the word length, 3, for a total of 18 points.

If your word is part of a Waggle Streak, the word point value is then multiplied by the Waggle Streak Level. For instance, if you score 18 points for the word YES and your Waggle Streak Level is 10 because you have made 10 consecutive chains of words, you will be awarded 180 points for that turn.

As soon as a word is made starting from any letter other than the Waggle Piece, the Waggle Streak Level returns to 0.

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I'll post a page by tomorrow explaining all this and add a link to the forum post. Thanks for asking!

Last edited by MrT3D; 10-12-2017 at 06:16 PM.
10-12-2017, 06:13 PM
#10
Junior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
Oops, extra post here.