UltraMega Blog
30Nov/160

Just Released: Word64 for Android

Word64

Word64, a new free word game for Android, has been released on Google Play!

Get it on Google Play

How to Play

The goal of the game is to spell words with the highest point values.

  • Create words by selecting tiles on the 8x8 grid.
  • Each tile must be edge adjacent to the previous tile.
  • A word must be a dictionary word of at least two (2) letters.

The score of a word is the sum of the tile scores multiplied by the number of tiles.

Changes

This update to version 1.0.0 marks the end of the beta.

  • Added an "About" dialog with information about the app
  • Fixed main menu items being out of order
  • Fixed accessibility issues in the main menu
  • Fixed a crash caused by the game view regaining focus
29Nov/160

Elementary For Android Updated To v0.7.0

Elementary for Android has been updated to version 0.7.0.

Changes:

  • Added accessibility support to the Periodic Table
  • Improved accessible descriptions in the element details page
22Nov/160

Word64 Beta 3 Released

Word64 has been updated to 1.0.0-beta3. The changes are below. Opt in to the beta.

  • Optimized the drawing code by preloading and caching bitmaps
  • Enabled tile selection by dragging
  • Replaced the main menu
  • Added accessibility features
  • Stats:
    • Rearranged stats into three tabs
    • Added average game score and total word score
    • Added total and unique words played
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed the clear word button being disabled after the first word is played
13Nov/160

Word64 Beta 2 Released

Word64 has been updated to 1.0.0-beta2. The changes are below. Thank you to all the beta testers for providing feedback. To join the beta and receive a free upgrade to Word64 Premium, join the Google+ Community.

Changes:

  • Added the ability to cancel the last selected tile by tapping it
  • Added arrows to the last selected tile to indicate valid moves
  • Changed the grid background colors and increased the corner radius of the tiles
  • Removed margins around the game board
  • Rearranged buttons in the game interface
  • Added a pause button
  • Moved graphics rendering code to a separate thread to improve performance
  • Stats:
    • Added sorting to the game history list
    • Added word count to the game history list
    • Added stats for average words per game, average word score, and average word length
    • Added word length distribution graph
    • Adjusted dates to be in the local timezone
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed the game board and interface not properly resetting when the game is restarted
    • Fixed the buggy audio system
    • Fixed the positioning of the overlays on older platform versions
    • Fixed the audio toggle button not updating on older platform versions
    • Fixed the endgame dialog causing a crash on older platform versions
    • Removed the black background in the stats page that appeared on older platform versions
    • Fixed the game board being off-center in some cases
    • Fixed crash caused by clearing the game history when a game in the list is expanded
  • Added a short delay to prevent accidental selections in the endgame menu
  • Added scrolling to the help dialog
  • Adjusted font sizes and margins based on screen size
  • Adjusted layout positioning based on screen orientation
  • Fixed several performance issues
7Nov/160

Introducing Word64

Word64 is a simple word game for Android. It is now in open beta. To participate in the beta, follow the steps below:

  1. Join the Google+ Community
  2. Opt in to the beta
  3. Get the app from Google Play
  4. Try the app
  5. Complete a short survey
  6. Get a free promo code for Word64 Premium

The goal of the game is to spell words with the highest point values. The rules are simple:

  • Create words by selecting tiles on the 8x8 grid.
  • Each tile must be edge adjacent to the previous tile.
  • A word must be a dictionary word of at least two (2) letters.

The score of a word is the sum of the tile scores multiplied by the number of tiles.