November 29, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Louisville, Kentucky - La Nausee today is pleased to announce Ordet: Everyone's Favorite, Little Word Game 2.0 for iOS, a major update to its innovative vocabulary game, where players make as many words as possible from 7 random letters. Points are scored for every 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7-letter word made, and making a 7-letter word unlocks the next level. Featuring 1,000+ levels, dictionary lookup, and a one-of-a-kind, elegant design, the update adds Game Center Leaderboards, Achievements & Challenges, Twitter & Facebook connectivity, a last-ditch hint, and a bonus for finding every word in a level.
* Finely crafted user interface, animations, and sounds
* Shake to shuffle
* More than 1,000 unique levels
* Twitter & Facebook support
* In-app word lookup
* In-app instruction manual
* Retina graphics (for 3.5" and 4" displays)
Word game enthusiasts are accustomed to making words from a jumble of letters. Ordet takes that challenge to its ultimate conclusion by asking players to find not one, but every possible word that can be made from 7 random letters. At the start of each level, players know exactly how many 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7-letter words can be made. In the center is a blank list of every possible word, with each group of 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 underlines offering spaces for letters to be filled in above. The longer the word, the more points it is worth.
For example, the following capital letters may appear at the bottom of the screen, which is in portrait orientation: S-H-R-H-U-R-A. Each of the 7 letters on the keyboard is touch sensitive, and tapping any letter removes it temporarily from the keyboard and moves it to the next empty letter in the letter bar at the top of the screen. After players finish spelling a word in the letter bar, tapping the red enter key fills in the appropriate blank word in the found words list.
In this example, Ordet tells players that there are a total of six 3-letter words, five 4-letter words, one 5-letter word, one 6-letter word, and one 7-letter word possible. Players may find the 7-letter word before all 13 shorter words are made. They then have the option to go on to the next level with their accumulated points or continue play on the current level and possibly add to their score. Finding all 14 words in this level confers a 250-point bonus. (Puzzle solution: 3) ash, hah, has, huh, rah, shh, 4) hash, hush, rash, rush, shah, 5) harsh, 6) hurrah, 7) hurrahs).
While recording every word made in its found words list, the game also tracks elapsed time, progress towards finding every possible word, current score/high score, last play, and the level. Players can tap any unfamiliar word in the found words list to read the dictionary definition, without leaving the app. Where players have found every word except the final, 7-letter entry, they may use the last-ditch hint button that provides the correct first and last letter with a small penalty.
"Ordet's gorgeous, minimalist design makes it a pleasure to use," commented Bryan Enders of La Nausee. "Ordet is the perfect word game for you, whether you are trying to expand your vocabulary, keep your mind active, or just pass the time with something engaging and enjoyable. It is both addictive and challenging - a treat for experienced and novice word game players alike!"
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 12.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Ordet: Everyone's Favorite, Little Word Game 2.0 is $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request. Ordet Lite 2.0 is free and features five of the 1,000+ levels found in Ordet: Everyone's Favorite, Little Word Game.
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, La Nausee was founded by Bryan Enders in 2012. La Nausee is a small, independent, problem-solving studio. Crafting elegant apps is their raison d'tre. Copyright (C) 2012 La Nausee. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.