August 16th, 2012 | By Daniel Scheid
Every once in a while a game like Scott Stanchak’s Letter Slider comes along and leaves many wondering: Why hasn’t anyone come up with this idea before? Launching only just this Wednesday on the App Store, Letter Slider is an equally simple and charming word based puzzle game with a unique approach. This all ages game challenges players to form words by sliding lettered tiles across a grid and spell the most words within a two minute time frame.
“The goal was to develop an app that broke the mold of traditional word search games,” Developer Scott Stanchak explains. At the beginning of Letter Slider game, players are provided a random assortment of 22 English word tiles, one double-word tile, a triple word tile, and a blank space. Each tile is assigned a point value based upon dictionary commonality.
The blank space is what really sets Letter Slider apart. Unlike many iOS word search puzzles, the letters are not in any fixed position. Using that spare spot, players can strategically rearrange tiles in order to spell out more words.
“You’ll constantly find yourself thinking three, four, five moves — or words — ahead,” Stanchak added.
There are five categories that effect a players overall score: total points, total words, most points on a single word, longest word, and 20 Game Center achievements. Letter Slider of course includes Facebook and Twitter posting and Game Center’s leader boards.
Letter Slider is available now on the App Store world wide for iPhone and iPod Touch as either an ad supported free version and a pro version for $1.99. The pro edition includes an exclusive pair of score modes and waives all ads and wait time from the game.
To hear the word on Letter Slider visit its official website.