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10 Seconds

by 3ndo - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A simplistic time-based spelling/word search game with similar mechanics to Boggle.

* Click each letter to select, clicking a second time completes the word.

* Letters are refreshed every ten seconds.

* Letters with a 'persistence' counter will remain after the refresh, but with a reduced count.

* You'll need to be quick at spotting and selecting combinations.

* Scoring is based on rarity of constituent letters. Minimum word length is 3 characters.

* Uses a reduced 'Americanized' dictionary (circa 80,000+ words).

* Coded in Haxe and exported for Flash. If you'd like other platforms, please ask.

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PaulSB says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:28pm

Cool, I am partial to a word game. Finding words in 10 seconds is pretty damn tough! Intense.

Nice clean look to it. Bit more feedback/sound would be nice.

Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:09pm

I'm not really sure this kind of game is suited for the whole "10 seconds" thing... 10 seconds is way to little time to sometimes even find one word :P
It's got a nice look to it, though :)
Btw, if you enter a game in the compo, you have to give a link to the source code :)

pereubu says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:10pm

wooooow this is a lot harder than I thought. As said before, the best word to describe it is "intense" :3

Now add screenshake and dubstep

gravyhands says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:10pm

Wow, that's harder than you'd think it would be.
I liked it! I would've liked a smaller grid, and the ability to click&drag, but pretty fun regardless.

Bjeaurn says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:12pm

Kinda fun! Didn't get any scores though, so maybe I did something wrong (or I missed something in the explanation).

Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:07pm

Okay, on my third play I found out that you double click the last letter to get the points. It's a pretty nice concept for a game. Although 10 seconds isn't enough scan-time to find and click through longer words. I found myself limiting to 6 letters or less, but, such is the limitation of the theme here.

Some click sounds, confirmation yays and a tutorial / instructions would have helped me to get more into the game out but I can see this game becoming a lot more playable post-compo, good game!

Colapsydo says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 11:23am

The stress of the ten seconds add a new dimension to this kind of game.
You should write somewhere that the double click is validating the word, without Refreshcreations I guess I would have never found it.

ashdnazg says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:56pm

My English requires some improvement...

Sep 3, 2013 @ 5:31pm

Great game, Boggle is one of my favorites. I featured it in my Ludum dare compilation video series, if you'd like to check it out :)

alts says ...
Sep 4, 2013 @ 7:33am

Game seems well put together. I don't know how I feel about the combination of a strict time limit and a word game. I feel like the time limit restricts the player form ever getting a sense of what they might be able to do with the board.

dlowe says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 6:02pm

Resetting the letters every ten seconds: harsh!

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