June 24th, 2012 | By Jamell Brown
Word games are pretty popular on the App Store these days, and while you may think every angle on the genre has been explored, developer James Dunay has found yet another way to make games of this type fun. His project is called Swangle 2, a word building game that combines that old word searching challenge with the old school flavour of games like Bejeweled and Tetris. The visual quality of objects in the game are outstanding and the subtle layers Dunay has added to the game make it one worth keeping an eye on.
Upon starting a game, players will be fed a constant stream of letters from above which they must swap around to form words. Should a column attempt to reach beyond the upper limit of the screen then the game is over, simple. To help you get the most out of each game, Swangle 2 puts a series of tools at the player’s disposal in order to create extra letters in an emergency, or simply to get more for each word they are able to find.
In addition to the standard tiles which letters are found on, there are bonus tiles, blank tiles, and a number of others designed to both help and hinder the player depending on the mode they choose to begin with. Quickplay launches players into a classic game of Swangle 2, while challenge mode will throw curveballs for players seeking a bit more bite to their word searching experience. Swangle 2 even has a head-to-head multiplayer mode, so you can challenge your friends or strangers over Game Center for bragging rights and achievement points.
Swangle 2 incorporates the best of several genres of games, and even has a catchy name to boot. Though easily worth more, the game is absolutely free on the App Store right now for any device capable of running iOS 4.3 or later.
For more information on Swangle, check out the game’s official website.