In tomorrow's update for SpellTower [$1.99], creator Zach Gage is giving fans a lot of reasons to stick with his beautiful word game. On top of adding new iPad support, night colors, tweaks, and various fixes, Gage is finally implementing a bluetooth battle mode, which looks as great as it sounds. We've got video of it just below, in fact.

If you've somehow missed out on SpellTower, now's a good of time as ever to take the plunge. It's a remarkable word game with a ton of clever puzzle games and its designed with elegance in mind. It ended up being one of our Game of the Year contenders, as it was easily the standout word game of 2011. Give it a look.

UPDATE: Sometimes things don't go as planned, unfortunately. Some approval process stuff is holding back the update. The new release date is April 12th.

  • Jack

    Still want Unify icon update. Don't care about retina game but icon would be nice πŸ™

  • Jason Hadley

    Great news! I've been checking my app updates daily waiting for multiplayer!

  • Zach Gage

    agh, guys I'm sorry to have punked you with this update news πŸ™
    I thought it was going to happen today, but due to some uncontrollable apple approvals process stuff, I won't be able to release it until next week.

    I'm really sorry! but, April 12th will be the day, I promise

    Jack: I'd like to do a retina update. I'll try and get it done, but its hard as a one man studio. Although it seems like doing a retina update would be simple, it means I have to compile the game again, and apple has made a bunch of changes that make getting 2-year old code to re-compile to work difficult. But I promise I hear your pleas and will try and get it done πŸ™‚

    • Jack

      It's no problem. It's the icon I woul like updated. The game is fine as is πŸ˜‰

      • Zach Gage

        ah, but to update the icon, i have to resubmit the application, which requires recompiling it πŸ™

  • rustyjaw

    I love that multiplayer is called "Debate Mode"

    I also love the new falling tile animation, seems very satisfying to watch them burst out.

    Can't wait for this update.

  • Fabien Basile

    I absolutely love this game, it's very clever in a very classy and yet simple package. Can't wait for the update!Β 

  • Clement Auguste Godbarge

    With retina support, it would make a best seller...

  • Juergen Dornauer

    Localized versions would be great (german, french, ...)Β