We’ve been playing words games all of our lives starting with hangman, word searches and crossword puzzles as well as more popular brand name word games like Scrabble™, Boggle™ and most recently Words With Friends™. For those of us that enjoy word games, but cut our teeth on video games, there really hasn’t been a fast paced word game that really challenges our inner Word Nerd™* and mashes up our favorite video game elements until now. Physics aside, String Theory, as our extended title would suggest is a new, fast-paced and unique word game.
What makes String Theory: A Word Game unique? Imagine a word search grid without all the letters filled in that challenges you to build words from a deck of letters one letter at a time. String Theory also shows you the next few letters to allow you to think about how you can arrange those letters around letters already on the board to spell words.
Okay, but why is it called String Theory? While you are spelling words using letters from the deck, a vibrating string crosses the board. When the string disappears, your words are scored. You are given a fixed amount of strings with which to accumulate enough points to get to the next level.The time it takes for the string to clear allows you to spell multiple words and create intersecting words. Intersecting words create special ability icons. Spelling words on top of these special ability icons activates them. These specials can be good and can be bad. Part of the strategy will be to spell words using the good specials while avoiding the bad specials.
Accumulating points by spelling words gets you to the next level. Levels get increasingly harder in both the number of points needed to get to the next level and in the minimum length of the word needed to be scored. The games start with 3 letter minimum words and 500 points and get increasing harder from there.
If you have done especially well on a level, you can post your score on Twitter or Facebook. You can also email a word list to yourself or your friends. This is also helpful when you really didn’t know that that was a word. Here’s a chance to look it up.
Over the next few weeks, we will be going over the elements of the game, discussing the game modes and then giving some tips and tricks to help while playing the game. Please feel free to give us feedback, as we are always looking for ways to make the game better and more fun to play. If you like our game, tell your friends. If you don’t, please tell your enemies.
*Not really TradeMarked, but should be . . .
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