Alphaman's biggest pitch is it's an educational game for kids, and although I try to keep an open mind with most apps I download, I was actually dreading the experience of trying this game out. Since I'm not a parent or an uncle, my stakes at teaching children how to learn a few words isn't high on my priority list. But maybe my prejudice was just another proof of my ignorance, and Alphaman may have a few lessons that appeal to all ages.
Get ready for another word game headed your way. 2K and Cat Daddy Games have put together Beejumbled -- a free offering that's hoping to buzz its way onto the home screens of many smartphones. Think Bejeweled meets Scrabble, only with bees. It would seem you can combine bees with just about anything. Just ask Jerry Seinfeld.
From the award-winning, game-making minds of the mad scientists at Pop Cap, makers of memorable games like Bejeweled and Peggle, comes the addictive word-puzzle title Bookworm. The game is definitely worth a look if you like to spend your time with crossword apps, Letterpress, or old classics like Scrabble. If that sounds like you, then you'll be happy that Bookworm is today's Free App of the Day!
Attention word game fans and Android phone owners: Zach Gage, developer of titles like Bit Pilot and Halcyon, has some good news for you. His game SpellTower will be hitting Google Play and Amazon this week on March 7th. Excelsior!
Developer Supersonic Software, makers of Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution, just launched a Kickstarter to help fund an iOS and Android title called The World's Biggest Wordsearch Puzzle. As you might guess from the title, The World's Biggest Wordsearch Puzzle will be just that -- an enormous puzzle packed full with 60,000 letters and more than 5,750 hidden words.
Boggle has made a huge comeback thanks to iOS games. Boggle was the classic board game where you shake up a bunch of dice with letters on them, and form as many words as you can by connecting them horizontally, vertically and diagonally. What else could you add to the Boggle formula? How about fighting?
To many in the tech world, software developer Loren Brichter is a user interface wizard. Best known for innovations like, "swipe-across menus," and "pull-to-refresh," Brichter has come up with intuitive gesture controls that are now commonplace among many mobile applications.
As much as I love words, games like Scrabble and Word with Friends are nonexistent in my adult life, so I come to Lexatron with pretty fresh eyes. The object of the game is pretty simple - you must get from one side of the board to the other before your opponent. Along the way there are different icons that will help you increase your word score and if you really want to raise some ruckus, three bombs are randomly given out to wipe a slew of letters before your very eyes. The bomb aspect is pretty fun, and Lexatron, with its unfettered and clean design, is solid to the core.
Word games are perfect for phones and tablets because you can play them on the fly. You don't need dexterity or hand-eye coordination. You just need to be able to place letters and try to be smarter than your opponent. The