iPad Moxie is out (word game)

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  1. Carlos-Sz

    Carlos-Sz Well-Known Member

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    #1 Carlos-Sz, Feb 22, 2009
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    $1.99

    First impression:

    This is indeed an unique and well balanced word game.

    The gameplay is simple and has a strategic touch. You lose 30 points if you make a word that is not in the game dictionary. That's nice and makes you away from trying randomly words.

    Not too long, not too short. You decide the rhythm. It's relaxing.

    The interface is very polished. No music but subtle sounds (perfect I may say).

    But nothing is perfect. It does not have online high score, tho the game engine seems to not allow score higher than 2000 (a bit more maybe).

    In addition, the game incorporates that bad habit that does not save the last username input in the high score table. That needs a fix as soon as possible because it can break that flawless experience that Moxie delivers as soon as you start it for the first time.




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  2. Forerunnerz

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    ..?(mts)
     
  3. jawslover

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    JERICHO, KS
  4. Forerunnerz

    Forerunnerz Well-Known Member

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    There we go.
     
  5. Lukearcade22

    Lukearcade22 Well-Known Member

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    ITS OUT, i a buying it now immediately

    blue ox, is going to be very happy now that it is released
     
  6. Lukearcade22

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    I have just played my first round of the game

    and i must say its brilliant for its price, its a strategic word game that requires a lot of thinking

    it has rankings (not online)

    I just scored 1109

    very close to #1

    I shall review this in the app store immediately

    great work Chris :D
     
  7. ficbot

    ficbot Well-Known Member

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    I bought it too after watching the video. I really like it! It is sort of like Lock N Roll but with words. I would love to have a separate mode where you can get points for words up and down AND across simultaneously. Also, it would be nice not to have to retype your name every time you get a high score; most games remember the last thing you put in. Other than that, very happy with it. It is a fun game.
     
  8. Carlos-Sz

    Carlos-Sz Well-Known Member

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    This is indeed an unique and well balanced word game.

    The gameplay is simple and has a strategic touch. You lose 30 points if you make a word that is not in the game dictionary. That's nice and makes you away from trying randomly words.

    Not too long, not too short. You decide the rhythm. It's relaxing.

    The interface is very polished. No music but subtle sounds (perfect I may say).

    But nothing is perfect. It does not have online high score, tho the game engine seems to not allow score higher than 2000 (a bit more maybe).

    In addition, the game incorporates that bad habit that does not save the last username input in the high score table. That needs a fix as soon as possible because it can break that flawless experience that Moxie delivers as soon as you start it for the first time.
     
  9. HardcoreEricXXX

    HardcoreEricXXX Well-Known Member

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    When was it submitted to the store?
     
  10. markx2

    markx2 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice game, couple of suggestions:

    1. On the Menu, 2 of the options boot you from the game and to the browser. Could that be indicated in some way?

    2. Could the voice (moxie / twaddle) be optional?

    My wife has since removed the Touch from me and is playing her second game now so her vote is a positive one :)
     
  11. ibelongintheforums

    ibelongintheforums Well-Known Member

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    wait.........it was approved on the weekend??

    maybe there is still hope.......
     
  12. We can always dream for 8 letters right?
     

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  13. turakm

    turakm Well-Known Member

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    Worth picking up??
     
  14. tangerine

    tangerine Well-Known Member

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    Definitely worth picking up. I'm having a great time with it.
     
  15. blue ox

    blue ox Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm so glad Moxie has finally been released. I really appreciate the nice words and feedback. THANK YOU to everyone who has taken a chance on this game with their hard-earned money. I really hope Moxie finds a niche.

    Yes I'm sure there's an upper limit to the score somewhere. I know for sure it's above 2000. My best score is a little over 1800, but my mom's current top score is 2408. She definitely take a strategic approach in order to score this high, using lots of Moxie words and sacrifice Twaddles.

    This is going to be fixed in the first update. Also related to the high score, I'm going to add a marker to show you which high score was the one just achieved so it's a little less confusing.

    I'm glad you liked it Luke! I was a little worried it wouldn't live up to your expectations. :eek: Your score for your first game is really great. Many folks only score 400-500 for the first few games until they get the hang of it!

    I plan to incorporate online high scores in an update. I recognize this is an important feature that helps improve the game experience for many players. But once my mom gets on the leaderboard I don't know if anyone else will have a chance LOL! :D

    February 17

    1. I'm open to suggestions. How do you think I could do this given the screen real estate I have?

    2. Yes I'm going to add an option to turn sounds on and off.

    Be careful what you wish for...


    Share and enjoy,
     
  16. HJJ

    HJJ Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly what I thought when I first heard the developer's description.

    Seems like a good concept.
     
  17. Lukearcade22

    Lukearcade22 Well-Known Member

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    I have played Moxie at least 5 times today

    great when playing at school

    my friends all had ago and said they loved it :D

    If you want any update suggestions, i will be ahppy to help ;)
     
  18. GatorDeb

    GatorDeb Well-Known Member

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    Played and liked it but I have one question. It takes points away from making illegal words... but how can it tell if you meant to make that word or if you're just building up for a longer word?

    Thanks! :)
     
  19. Carlos-Sz

    Carlos-Sz Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to your mom!!

    I'm glad that you'll fix/improve the high score input name procedure.

    Great game!
     
  20. gnadenlos

    gnadenlos Well-Known Member

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    From the video it looks like the best thing is to skip through all letters a lot to get the best ones. Is there some sort of penalty or a limit for skipping through the letters?
     

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