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App description: Snack Words is a fast-paced word game like you've never seen before. Don't be content to play other word games by yourself. Compete head-to-head in real time with people all over the world as you try to find as many words as possible from the six tiles in 90 seconds.

Each game is quick and fun, just like a snack. Every online game is rated so you can track your improvement against the rest of the world.

If you aren't online or just want to play alone or practice, try the solo mode! Can you find all the words?

Snack Words embraces minimalism and simplicity. There is no searching for opponents, no taking turns, and nothing to get between you and winning. Just launch the app and start playing immediately!

If you like games like Boggle, Jumbline, Text Twist, or Word Warp, you'll love Snack Words. It's even great practice for Scrabble players!

Snack Words features:

* Real-time online play with people all over the world
* No searching for games or waiting for turns
* Over 12,000 puzzles available
* Uses the Scrabble tournament word list
* Built for iPhone and iPad in both landscape and portrait modes

metajack's comments:


03-30-2011, 11:44 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 735
The concept sounds great, but perhaps the interface could do with a little jazzing up. I realise it's a word game, so the gameplay is the priority, but you need to entice people in, Shirley.

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03-30-2011, 11:50 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks for the comment. Better graphics are on my todo list. I did spent a considerable amount of time tweaking the mechanics and other user experience things to be just right, so there is a lot of thought in the design, even if it doesn't show immediately from the visuals. For example, you can tell from the sounds how big the words your opponent finds are.
03-30-2011, 11:56 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 735
That sounds like genius. It does come across as something different to the run of the mill word game.

The sound thing is, in my opinion just the kind of thing that will draw people in. Unfortunately, to get wider appeal (you want thick people to play it too right?) some kind of visual enticement seems to work. I suggest boobs an explosion and a car chase / gun fight. Maybe some drugs.

I'm only joking with the last bit, and this is all just my opinion, but I think marketing this towards a wider audience through the visuals will help.

Either that, or the word needs to spread fast that there's a genius, new wordgame out that will make your brain do backflips!

Social media maybe? (twitter/facebook)

(GC = BUNGLEZ) (OF = farmersuitical) (Plus+ = bungle747) (Crystal = bunglez)

I review apps and games frequently in the UK app store, and here on the forums. If you want anything reviewed, just ask.
03-30-2011, 01:23 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 463
Love these kind of games! Make you think, and even learn words you may have not known existed lol