SpellTower var en riktig hit när det kom 2011, och i slutet av månaden kommer det tillbaka, i form av SpellTower+. Denna plusversion innehåller nya spellägen som Blitz, Bubble Puzzle, Search, ExPuzzle samt Double Puzzle – vad nu det ska betyda. Alla gamla lägen finns kvar, och det blir iCloud-synk också.

Du kan förhandsboka SpellTower+ på App Store redan nu, till det synnerligen rimliga priset 0 kr. Däremot kommer det kosta en slant att låsa upp hela spelet, som ett engångsköp inuti appen.

Om du föredrar ditt ordpusslande på en Android-enhet får du vänta lite längre, men spelet ska komma vad det lider. Goda nyheter för alla, således!


Så här beskrivs spelet av Zach Gage själv:

The original best-selling mobile word game, reimagined!

Pick your words wisely! As you play, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen! It’ll take all of your lexicological wits, and tactical know-how to keep your columns down. If any letters make it to the top row, it’s game over.

Classic modes Daily Tower, Tower, Puzzle, Rush and Zen are all back and packed with brand new BONUS TILES that double (or more!) word values.

Joining them is the brand new Search mode, plus ExPuzzle, Double Puzzle, Bubble Puzzle, and Blitz mode!

That’s eleven modes in all!

Plus iCloud Backup, Highscores reported for games even while in-progress, detailed statistics for every mode, Game Center leaderboards, and achievements.

It’s pretty wild to be revisiting my first hit game, SpellTower. I can’t believe it’s almost 10 years since it released. The first iPhones it ran on had a 3.5 inch screen and 320 x 480 resolution! I literally did a double-take at that resolution when I looked it up.

A funny part about having a hit game is people talk to you about it. With SpellTower I heard about grandmas playing the game every morning to keep their minds sharp, parents playing it with their kids, expectant mothers playing it to get through morning sickness, and countless sitings of strangers playing it on subways, planes — even elevators.

I got into games because I wanted to connect with people in a positive way. I wanted to help people think critically and come away with more than they arrived with. Games felt like a way to do this on a huge scale, but the stories I heard from SpellTower players taught me that games do so much more for people than I ever expected.

I’m deeply grateful that SpellTower has been able to be something special for so many people, and I think that’s why so many people have shared it with friends, loved ones, and strangers on elevators.

Even though SpellTower is a game I made, it’s really barely mine anymore. The experiences and love I had for the game has been outstripped by its audiences a thousandfold. I thought a lot about all the experiences that people have had with the game when I was designing this new version. I hope it gives everyone who’s loved the game a reason to pick it back up again plus share it further amongst their friends, family, and audiences.

Zach Gage