Discover the weird beauty of the language in Moby-Dick with OMBY, a new kind of word-puzzle game based on Herman Melville’s classic novel.
“OMBY is like a friend who accompanies me to the Louvre and keeps me from striding past a hundred unfamiliar masterworks on my way to see the ones I already know. In the Louvre, though, the art is already on the wall. OMBY lets me co-create Moby-Dick’s unfamiliar ingenuities, searching like Melville for the right words, massaging the letters into something meaningful.” ---Tim Cassedy (Avidly, Los Angeles Review of Books)
Playing OMBY, you’ll unscramble sets of 1x2 domino word tiles containing portions of text that have been blacked-out, as if by a censor's pen. As you solve each puzzle, the blacked-out text is revealed. Pause periodically to savor the completed paragraphs.
Finish all 10,395 puzzles and you will have read the complete text of Moby Dick! Page-by-page, chapter-by-chapter, an epic voyage of puzzle solving and classic literature awaits you!
***** Genius! - A wonderful tribute/brain teaser to the great American novel.
***** Great fun - An idea that might on hearing it sound silly or complicated but is in execution a metric ton of fun.
***** Best - Best game ever. The world needs this.
Bug fixes and other improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
A Hidden Gem Of A Word Game
I'm lucky to have stumbled onto this literary word game. By breaking down the novel a few sentences at a time, and through using a fun game element, Omby helps one gain an appreciation of Melville's language. I find that it offers a very casual approach, in that one can choose to play for a quick minute, or for more extended periods. Also, since I'm a bit visually challenged, I'm finding that the clear graphics and layout really help in the enjoyment of the game/language/novel. There are no ads, at least in my version, which was free. Highly recommended.
The Best Game I've Ever Purchased/Played
This game is both challenging and captivating. Because you're not only playing, but also reading a legendary book; there's no accompanying guilt about spending too much time playing games on your phone! Enjoy!
Lovely and surprisingly addictive
I'd forgotten how rich and imaginative and often funny MOBY DICK is until I started reading it slowly line by line through this game. Absolutely my go-to game now. The app design is simple and elegant and satisfying.
- Counterwave, Inc.
- 23.2 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Counterwave, Inc. 2015
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.