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 fix for iOS14
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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.
My most used game
I have been looking for a game that would occupy some down time. I have never looked at this type of game, I don't like crossword puzzles and am a bad speller. Yet this word puzzle is my go to game on my iPhone. It has improved my spelling. I can do it with not WiFi or data connection. If you can't find all the words in one sitting you can minimize the app without Force closing it and your game remains. I also like that one may turn off the timer. Thanks
Fun game with MAJOR flaws
I love word-search games, but this developer lacks attention to detail, hasn't offered a *meaningful* update in years, and the game has serious issues:
1. Game progress isn't saved. When I leave the game and later return, everything is lost, and I'm forced to start a new game. This is simply inexcusable.
2. Game uses a very bizarre dictionary, including archaic words and even acronyms like "emf," which aren't words at all (and should be capitalized as "EMF"). Yet—common acronyms like "EMT" are rejected!
Acronyms are not words and should be disallowed all together. But be consistent: Either allow ALL acronyms (problematic) or disallow all. Which is it?
3. No way to *alphabetize* words we've found, which would make it easier to review the list.
4. Display hasn't been updated for larger iPhones, so there's ugly, blank space above and below the game. What's it been now? 4 years?
5. Outdated user interface still uses buttons from iOS 3 or 4, which have been passé for years.
6. Can't access settings without clearing the game.
7. Can't save a game to replay another time.
8. There are two buttons for sending feedback, which is redundant, and the buttons have different icons. (A minor issue, but untidy.)
I would LOVE to see this game become what it could be, and I hope the developer will take the time to improve it. :-)
Developer Response ,
We appreciate the detailed feedback. We don't appreciate the one star. We would love to improve the game also. Clearly you care about the game given your feedback, a one star review like this is a bit harsh as you've clearly gotten some value from the game and are frustrated with these particular items. If we get enough one stars like this, we'll have to shut it down, when what we'd love to do is develop it further. Thanks
- Bluebear Technologies Ltd.
- 66.8 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Martin Harte
- In-App Purchases
- Wordly Premium Annual $5.99
- Wordly Premium Monthly $0.99
- Wordly Dictionary $1.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.