Jon Hare, the British game designer behind such titles as Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder, says his latest title, Word Explorer, will be released across multiple platforms — including OS X, iOS and Windows — in early 2013. Pricing hasn’t been announced.

Here’s how the game is described: “Billed as ‘The 21st Century crossword’ Word Explorer sees the player traverse over 250 crossword grids stretched across the World, collecting over 2,300 beautiful, full screen photographs of animals, cities and landmarks on the way. The unique anagram system of answering written and picture clues makes the game fast paced and accessible to all crossword enthusiasts at all levels, yet its gradually challenging layers will make it fiendishly difficult to overcome.”