Wordly brings the classic word scramble game to iPhone. It is a simple, fun and addictive puzzle game, in which the objective is to find and trace as many words as possible on a randomly generated board before the clock runs out.
Form valid words by tracing letters on the board with your finger. Words can only be formed by connecting neighbouring letters, and the minimum word length is 3 letters. When you think you have found a word, release your finger from the board, and if valid, you score a point in the game.
- All possible words shown at the end of a game
- Board quality checker, to ensure there’s plenty of words to find
- Features an untimed mode
- Choose your own game time limit
- Intuitive user interface
28/06/2010: Wordly has been reviewed by WMExperts!
“This is a highly addictive, enjoyable and often humbling game. I didn’t experience any bugs, hang-ups or problems running Wordly.
"Wordly is great. Once you get used to the idea that there are dozens of obscure words you’ve never heard of, this game is just great. My kids play it, my wife plays it – it is so addictive. The best £1.19 I ever spent on anything!!"
Mark | 18/04/2010 05:48
"simple but addictive. this game is gonna get me sacked! fully addicted…"
Anonymous | 25/02/2010 22:58
"really amazing app I find it HIGHLY ADDICTIVE and have recommended it to many family & friends. Find words you never knew existed!"
Ryan | 20/04/2010 23:18
Minor bug fixes. More updates coming soon
Ratings and Reviews
Very responsive Developer
Updated 23 Oct 3019
They fixed the scoring issue within 48 hours! These guys are the best. Any who likes this game, but isn’t willing to pay $6 a year to support the developer is nuts. Or spoiled rotten.
Updated 19 Oct 2019
Removing one star: when returing to game while it's still open in multitasking, it doesn't save the score, but behaves as if whatever words you find are the first ones (even if you already have dozens). Will add a star back when this is fixed.
And I should also point out, that while the developer has been very responsive, the website contact page is broken. But they may be also responding to email.
Original review (after previous update):
As of the latest update, I find this app to be back to the reasons I used it for so long (at least three years now).
They fixed the non-saving problem while still open. They also notified me that they were doing it.
I see that they now have some kind of subscription model. And while I can certainly understand that, it should have been more clear in the update info.
But it's worth the annual subscription for me to play this.
And I need to add that I had downgraded my rating to three stars, due to a new crash when replay option was used. The developer fixed that within 24 hours! This was the second time they responded to a compaint with a quick update.
Five stars. Recommended for those who like acrostic hidden word games.
Developer Response ,
Updated October 19th:
I can’t seem to reproduce this words being recognised twice issue and score not being saved. Everything seems to be working fine. I’ll reach out to you via e-mail. Thanks
FYI the subscription changes did not introduce the backgrounding issue, that had been there for years and was due to iOS memory / task management.
Thanks for the feedback, we’ll fix this backgrounding issue ASAP.
Terrific verbal brain exercise!
Your WORDLY app is excellent brain exercise. It runs very smoothly without glitches or freezing, which allows for good concentration. It helps your brain to move quickly and fluidly.
If you practice, you can quickly see that you are improving , which not only is intrinsically rewarding , but compels you to try harder!
I think one of the best aspects of your app is the feedback it gives informationally.
When you finish a game it gives you a score, the number of words you have produced, and what percentage of all available words that represents.
Best of all, it shows you a list of all the possible words that were available to be composed from the letter grid.
If you spend a few minutes studying this list each time, you will find that the words available in your mind and on each successive look at a new game grid enlarges!
Of the various word games I have tried in app form, this is the absolute best! MRM
And the fact that it can be played in just a few minutes allows a person, who wants to challenge themselves and exercise their brain, to use it frequently …even if, as we all do, they have a busy life.
Fun and could use a more interactive dictionary
Not sure if it’d be too complicated to do, but sometimes when looking at their dictionary, the definition refers to another word that I have no idea of the definition. It’d be great if that word could be linked to its definition too. Example: ‘seti’ is an alternate spelling for suttee. That’s all. What’s ‘suttee’ mean? Of course I can get online to look it up. But I would love to be able to not have to do that several times during my play. Overall a very fun game though! Addition: I would very much like to be able to see all the words I made, not just the ones that were on your list. Example: just did a game where I made the words ‘lotion’, and ‘grouting’, but didn’t get credit for them because they’re not on your list. Whatever dictionary you’re using is odd…has some proper nouns but completely skips other words that are in common usage.
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- Bluebear Technologies Ltd.
- 54 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © Martin Harte
- In-App Purchases
- Wordly Premium Annual $6.99
- Wordly Premium Monthly $0.99
- Wordly Dictionary $1.99
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