The Retronyms has released Seek ‘n Spell (http://www.seeknspell.com),
a new word game for the iPhone 3G and iPod touch. It’s available for
US$2.99 at the Apple App Store.
Here’s how the game is described: “Seek ‘n Spell transforms iPhone
gaming from a solo, sedentary experience to an active and social
outdoor contest. Combining real outdoor spaces with virtual letters,
Seek ‘n Spell is a word game where you and your friends compete to
gather letter tiles and create words to score the most points.
“With Seek ‘n Spell, players gather in a park or other large outdoor
space with a clear view of the sky and activate the app. Seek ‘n
Spell detects all the players present and scatters letter tiles
across the playing field. Players then race one another around the
field to capture up to 10 letter tiles at a time, which they use to
create words. Coveted gold tiles will appear randomly on the field,
earning players a doubled score when used in words. Points are earned
based on the length of the words players spell, and the player with
the most points when time runs out wins.