Your brain is about to consume a heaping bowl of alphabet soup.
Word Morph! is an endless letter puzzler now launching on mobile devices. Created by Texas-based developer Nimble Minds, it challenges players to make as many words as they possibly can from the letters presented in the time allowed. The more words created, the more time gets added to the countdown clock.
What makes this different from other word puzzles with the same premise is the way in which the gameplay is presented. In a manner reminiscent of the board game Upwords, players will swipe with their fingers to drag new letters over those of the existing word, thus “morphing” one word into another. It seems simple at first blush, but the farther into the game the player goes, the greater the struggle becomes to keep the time bar from reaching zero. Players can also customize the gameplay by selecting how long they want the words to be; bigger words take longer to suss out, thus creating an even bigger challenge. Four power ‘boosters’ can also help the player stay alive.
Nimble Minds is normally a creator of educational apps, so they were rather excited to develop a game. With handcrafted goals, a cheerful color scheme, and playful audio, Word Morph! offers a “fun and competitive experience.” Personalized statistics track each player’s performance, and a relaxed mode takes away the stress of the time limit, allowing players to take their time. The developers also plan to add a multiplayer mode which will allow gamers to challenge their friends via Game Center.
Word Morph! launches today in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. It’s free to play, and will run on all iOS and Android devices. Curious wordsmiths can sign up for the mailing list on the game’s website, and may want to follow Nimble Minds on Facebook and Twitter.