wurdz*
wurdz*
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wurdz* free download for Mac

wurdz*

beta
09 April 2004

Boggle-like word game.

Overview

This beta version of wurdz* is available free for anyone who wishes to try it. It is not fully featured in that there is no high score list, and that a two player aspect has not been implemented. If you have enjoyed playing this game, please send an email and tell me so. Tell me what you liked, disliked, any bugs you may have found and what you would like to see in the future. If an idea or bug report is sent that is used in the final release of wurdz*, credit and a free copy of the final product will be given to the author.

wurdz*, a new word game exclusively for Mac OS X features two great modes of play - *classic and *switch.

*classic - Fans of Boggle will enjoy this mode. Find as many wurdz of three letters or more as you can in the three minute limit. Letters can be connected in any direction - simply find a word and press the checkmark. If the word is valid and hasn't been already used, it will appear in the word list and points will be added to your score. The bigger the word, the higher the points. Uncommon letters (such as 'z' or 'qu') will also help to increase your score. Watch the timer carefully - when all the lights go out, the game is over!

*switch - At first glance, *switch might seem a little easy. The same rules as *classic apply, except now, there is no time limit. There is a catch, however... when you submit a word, the letters used by that word are switched with new ones.

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8 wurdz* Reviews

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09 April 2004

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If you have difficulties dowwnloading by just clicking on the link, try control-clicking and "download link as" (or "save file as"). Sorry about that.
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Anonymous
12 April 2004
Loads start-up screen, but game won't launch in either mode.
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Chris
Chris
12 April 2004
What OS are you using? Unfortunately at this stage, the beta runs only in 10.3. I'm hoping to increase the compatibility with 10.2 in later versions...
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Anonymous
Anonymous
24 May 2004
Thanks...that would be the problem. 10.2.8 here.
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Chris
11 April 2004
Instructions are now on the website at http://www.roosterhouse.ca/play.html They are also now included in the download. Thank you, Chris
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Anonymous
10 April 2004
My kid helped someone set up their webpage - which had 'some' for-profit sections on in. She invested almost a week of her time, on the premise that she'd get a 'free' membership. Only to find out the 'rules' had been changed to - have a 'chance to win' a free membership. I understand how developers that are starting out don't have money to offer - for any help the they get from the community. But... Anyway, I got pissy. Sorry. I hope you can give a copy to 'everyone' that DOES help.
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Anonymous
10 April 2004
...If an idea or bug report is sent that is used in the final release of wurdz*, credit and a free copy of the final product will be given to the author... So. 'Thousands' of folks beta test - your for profit product - for you, for free, enabling them to earn a chance to 'win' a copy - which is ultimately only offered to a select few - who you choose as worthy. Uh, huh. 'Boggle 1.0.1' - 100% free. 'Nonplus 0.2' - 100% free. It's users don't have to degrade themselves. Tough decision.
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Chris
Chris
10 April 2004
Badpop - I don't believe I'm asking anyone to degrade themselves by sending me feedback. I believe one of the reasons for having a review section on MacUpdate is for that very purpose. I apologize if this came across as some sort of contest. I simply want those who do help to know that they will receive credit for it. I do wish I could afford to pay those who help, but the reality is, I cannot. Thank you, Chris
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Anonymous
Anonymous
10 April 2004
My kid helped someone set up their webpage - which had 'some' for-profit sections on in. She invested almost a week of her time, on the premise that she'd get a 'free' membership. Only to find out the 'rules' had been changed to - have a 'chance to win' a free membership. I understand how developers that are starting out don't have money to offer - for any help the they get from the community. But... Anyway, I got pissy. Sorry. I hope you can give a copy to 'everyone' that DOES help.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
17 April 2004
Although it does not have a lot of features, this game is quite addicting and playable as a beta version if you enjoy word games. So you "help" the programmer by playing a game--that's everyone's big complaint? Wish I had your problems. Why obsess over whether or not you have to purchase it later? Ah, but this is the generation that wants everything for nothing. We want musicians to make music and we download it for free; writers to write and we copy their words without attitribution; and computer engineers to create flawfless games, jam-packed with features, and then just give them to us.
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Anonymous
10 April 2004
This game is VERY addicting VERY fast. It's almost 1:30 am and I should have shut down a long time ago. I didn't find any bugs to report (and I wish I had, to get a complimentary game). I cannot believe how long I sat here playing this, trying to beat my best score. Although the features are minimum (hey, it's beta!), I gave the rest of the ratings a great score. Stability is great and the playability is addicting. I guess graphics and sound will be added later, but it's a lot of fun as is.
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Chris
09 April 2004
*ATTENTION* I apologize to anyone who has downloaded this in the past two hours. Something happened in the compression of the file and has damaged the file. A new file has been uploaded, and has been tested. I appreciate your interest and I hope that you will try to download it again. Thank you, Chris
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Shockme17
09 April 2004
ok , ive extracted the file, and tried opening the program and it says that it is damaged..
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Chris
Chris
09 April 2004
Thanks. It had originally worked for me, but somewhere in the compression it was damaged. I only wish I had caught this, and a little sooner.
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09 April 2004
If you have difficulties dowwnloading by just clicking on the link, try control-clicking and "download link as" (or "save file as"). Sorry about that.
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