SPELLATHON – Word Game : Top 25 puzzle app in 2012

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7 random letters are arranged, with one letter in the center and rest around it. Aim is to make four to seven letter words necessarily including the center letter in each word formed, using each letter just once. There should be atleast one seven letter word. Great way to pass time while engaging and challenging your mind. Spellathon tests your anagram skills as well as increases your vocabulary.

Spellathon is highly addictive fun word twist game with a twist. Put on your thinking cap!

Play Store Link 

Achievements :

  • Top 25 brain apps on Playstore in 2012. Single handedly took care of every aspect of the app.
  • Achieved 25,000 downloads and rating of 4.3/5 within the first month of release in October 2011.
  • Currently 400,000+ downloads and 4+ rating without single dollar spent on advertisment.
  • Developed android client logic to generate valid word combinations. Designed UI/UX for an- droid app.
  • Managed correspondence with users to understand their requirements. Self Learnt growth hack- ing techniques and Appstore Optimisation skills.

Comments: 

“Challenging word game with a crazy twist”- androidgals.com
“King of spelling” – androidzoom.com
“Very fun and engaging activity for students to play”- Instructional Technology Integration Partnership,Ohio

 

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Features:

  •  10 Languages supported – English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Danish , Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch
  • Online Scoring System using Scoreloop – compete with your friends to have best scores .Scores will be online so that you can compete with people worldwide.
  • Timed and Casual Game modes
  • Save game
  • Challenges-challenge your friend to a game of spellathon , see who scores more points
  • Definition Lookup for improving vocabulary – click on word after game is finished to get its meaning from Dictionary.com
  • Personalized Settings – the sound ,vibration , level settings can be changed
  • Game Levels – change total number of words to be guessed to complete game
  • Hints – hints button to get partly guessed words.
  • KIIP rewards : make your gaming happy !! share moments 🙂
  • Shuffle- shuffle button to mix the letters surrounding center letter .
  • keyboard Support – click buttons marked with letter to guess word , and then press submit
  • 2X/3X button-double/triple score if you are sure that word exists
  • Heyzap Support-share your score on facebook and twitter

How to Play: 

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In the above figure , 7 random letters are arranged in the form of Hexagon with “s” as center letter.You have to make 4-7 letter words which should contain the center letter.

For example few valid words would be – “sans”, “snap”, “oasis”, “snips”, “pass”, “passion” etc. Word like “piano” would be invalid even though it is made up of letters, given as it does not contain the center letter.
Thus
1. Word length:4-7 letters
2. Include center letter in each word
3. Atleast one 7 letter word
4. Plurals allowed
5. English dictionary used as reference

Scoring system:
1.The scoring is done according to the length of the word guessed and total number of words to be guessed in the game.
2.The scores are submitted to online scoring system using Scoreloop SDK. This can be done  from view solution dialogue box. You can keep track of your friends as well as world wide high scores from the leaderboard.
3.The points given to each word guessed reduces to half after hint button is clicked.

 

Designed and developed UI for New modified version of Spellathon called Word Hangout which would also have word meanings as hint. 

Design Alternative 1: 

 

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Design Alternative 2: 

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