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  • Publisher: Marco Giorgini
  • Genre: Word
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 3.6 MB
  • Version: 1.4
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: Chalk Up! is a new exciting anagrams/word game for your iPhone/iPod/iPad device.

With its two ways of playing (Letters Only / Letters and Pictures) and its three game modes (Normal, Caesar Code (+1) and Backward) you'll be able to have fun while you're checking your speed and your word skills. And with its GameCenter support (six different leaderboars, and almost twenty achievements to play for) you can compete with your friends.

Details

The aim of the game

In Chalk Up! you simply have to write as many words as you can in the given time, using on-screen letters or pictures (that stand for the first letter of their name).
Every word you write will give you points and a bonus in seconds to extend the lenght of the game. So remember: longer words can be harder to find, but they mean more points and extra time!
Be aware that once a letter is used to write a word, it disappears and it will be replaced with a new one. So a bit of strategy is needed, because you have to take care even of the letters you don't use to write a valid word. Too many equal letters (or "rare" ones) left, or few vowels, can really lower your chances to keep on playing.
Anyway, if during the game you cannot find any word to enter, and you've got enough points, you can buy a suggestion giving up part of your score. A suggested word won't let you earn points or seconds, but it can be essential if things become too odd, and time too short.

Game Modes
Chalk Up! will let you choose three different game modes: Normal, where you have to write words as you normally do (tree = T R E E), Ceasar Code (+1) or Backward.
Ceasar Code (+1) requires that every letter of the word you want to write has to be shifted by one position along the normal alphabetical order (tree = U S F F, house = I N V T F), while Backward mode requires, instead, that you write every word from the last letter to the first one (tree = E E R T, house = E S U O H).

Tips
Pay attention at the info about the longest possible word, and think if going for that, or if it's better to quickly insert something shorter. Keep always an eye on how many similar letter (or vowels) are still available, and try even two letters words if the time is about to run out.


Notes

This first version of Chalk Up! is released with three pictures sets (generic, colors and flags), but more will be added in future.

You will be able to play with Italian or English interface (based on the international setting of your device) and also to check your strength with both dictionaries (you can play with Italian interface AND with English dictionary if you like).

marcogiorgini.com's comments:
Hello everybody,
just a quick note to let you know that my new little game (it's a word game - with letters and pictures) is now on AppStore - and, well, if you want to give it a look, this can be a good moment to try it, because it will be FREE for the first days out (after this initial period it will cost 0.99$).



Chalk Up! is a new exciting anagrams/word game for your iPhone/iPod/iPad device.


With its two ways of playing (Letters Only / Letters and Pictures) and its three game modes (Normal, Caesar Code (+1) and Backward) you’ll be able to have fun while you’re checking your speed and your word skills. And with its OpenFeint support (six different leaderboars, and almost twenty achievements to play for) you can compete with your friends, and easily share your results on Facebook or on Twitter.

iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chalk-up/id396521146?mt=8

P.S. it's an Universal App - so it runs on iPhone/iPod too...
10-14-2010, 07:39 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,449
Welcome to TA, thanks for the free game.






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10-14-2010, 07:56 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
Looks really good.
10-14-2010, 08:52 AM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bookland
Posts: 3,366
This looks interesting, thanks for the game.
10-14-2010, 08:56 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 484
thanks for the game@

GameCenter / plus+ / Crystal ID: MeteorFlare
OpenFeint: MeteorFlye
10-14-2010, 12:31 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Modena (Italy)
Posts: 7
Thanks to you for playing :-)
If you feel *quite* brave try to play with Ceasar Code or Backward modes :-D
10-14-2010, 01:33 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 677
Thanks for the free offer!
I'll try it as soon as possible.
Keep up the good work!

P.S. Dai ragazzi che ogni tanto gli italiani fanno vedere di che pasta sono fatti!
10-15-2010, 11:36 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Modena (Italy)
Posts: 7
Thanks :-D
Well, this is just a little game, but I hope people can find it addictive and appreciate it.

If you tried it - a little review on AppStore won't hurt :-P

Thx again
10-16-2010, 01:55 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Modena (Italy)
Posts: 7
Ok, last chance :-) - just few hours left to get a copy of Chalk Up! for FREE

Cheers :_D
10-27-2010, 04:33 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Modena (Italy)
Posts: 7
Version 1.1 on sale now...


Here we are :-)
A little update of Chalk Up! is available right now on AppStore. A new Halloween image set (I know, this *was* predictable) and a little update of OpenFeint engine - so to handle even Game Center.

Regards
M

P.S. don't think you care - but a PC Version (that's to say, iPad version without OpenFeint) will be ready for free download from my site, within a couple of days (complete, donation ware)