A couple of weeks ago, NimbleBit announced that they were looking for testers for their new upcoming game called Letterpad. It's a word game that gives you a grid of 9 letters and tasks you with coming up with words from those letters that relate to a certain topic. Well, the game is just about complete at this point, and today NimbleBit have additionally announced that Letterpad will be playable on the forthcoming Apple Watch. Here you can see a mockup of what Letterpad will look like on the Apple Watch.

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While I'm sure games will have a prominent presence on the Apple Watch, it's really only suited to certain types. However, being a fairly straightforward word game, I think Letterpad has the potential to work really well when being played on a tiny screen on your wrist. A first-person shooter? Not so much. As mentioned Letterpad is close to completion, but as of right now no release date has been set. What we do know is it will come with 200 different puzzles to complete, as well as the ability to create your own puzzles and share them.

We'll let you know when you can get your hands on Letterpad once that's announced, and hopefully it won't be too long before Apple lets us all know when we can get our hands on the Apple Watch.

  • Danny Perski

    I think the Apple Watch could be really interesting in combination with an iOS device. Like maybe you could use the small touch screen or digital crown as a control scheme, removing the need to clutter the screen with controls.

    • Alexythimia23

      I defo think they will go that direction, personally i will NOT buy the apple watch unless they port xcom or some ffantasy games to the watch........
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      Haha kidding! Would love to see the look of someones face reading that lmao

  • TheNoobOfTheCentury

    Lol cant wait for mfi controller support for watches!

  • oscar123967

    I wonder if threes could fit onto that little sucker

  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

    When can I play GTA on my Apple Watch?

  • TouchMint

    Im still a little confused on how the watch will work. You need to have a full app on your phone and it can be extended on your watch? so there wont be any apps that run without a phone at launch?

    • http://adamsimmersive.com Adams Immersive

      Correct: at launch only Apple apps will run without a phone present; later, that will be possible for third parties as well.

      • Design by Adrian

        Do even the Apple apps run without the phone present?

      • http://adamsimmersive.com Adams Immersive

        Yes, some (not GPS or communications of course).

        For example, it can play music/podcasts from its local storage, and - I believe - do fitness tracking all on its own. And of course the actual watch app (and presumably calendar alarms/reminders?)

        We don't have all the details, but it does have standalone uses. And Apple specifically announced that third party devs could write native standalone apps too--but that part of the SDK would be coming later (I'd guess WWDC).

        Delaying that probably makes sense because a) it's more complex and takes more time to get ready and b) it's less battery efficient. This way, the earliest devs can't be lazy and write apps the traditional (power-burning) way. They have to learn to leverage the iPhone CPU.

        Also, an app takes up less onboard storage that way. It's really just UI code stored on the watch, if I remember correctly.

      • Design by Adrian

        Thanks for the info!

    • Cody Payne

      In the beginning only later the watch will have its own native apps

  • archieg27

    flappy bird on the Apple Watch. I would never stop looking at my wrist

  • Vishal Nanaware

    HOw u can handle Touch events?

  • Vishal Nanaware

    How you can handle touch events for drawing pattern?