Depot Games: Word5
Links: Web Site
Category: Board Games
Developers: Todd Cope
Number of Players:
OS X, Windows
Word5 is a word game similar to the GSN gameshow LINGO. The object of the game is to figure out a word by guessing. Letters in the guess that match the letters in the word will be highlighed in red. Letters in the guess that are in the word but not in the correct position will be highlighted in yellow. If you do not figure out the word in five guesses, you lose one chance and a new word is selected. If you guess a word that is not five letters or is not a real word you lose a chance but you get to keep guessing the current word. You have five chances, once they are all gone the game is over.
Improved display resizing.
Fixed a bug in the leaderboard code which could cause the game to crash when viewing the leaderboards. Thanks to Matthew Leverton for pointing this bug out to me.
Added blinking cursor to name entry screen to make it more obvious that you are supposed to type your name.
Updated license and readme.
Added online leaderboard functionality. This can be enabled/disabled from the new "Options" menu.
Fixed some possible issues with the menu system.
Removed debugging messages left over from development.
Made game settings save to user space instead of the game's directory.
Made window resizeable.
Many improvements from using latest Allegro 4.9 WIP.
Fixed dictionary bug which caused incorrect behavior when choosing words.
Added 20 second time limit for each guess.
Added icon resource, icon is now included in the executable (Windows).
Added sound effects.
The word is now revealed after the round is over.
Encoded dictionary to prevent players from looking up words.
Game state is now reset properly each time you play. No more bugs when playing more than one game during a session.
Overall Rating: 9.0
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