The latest app to embrace the word game trend comes from America’s oldest dictionary. On Saturday, March 18, Merriam-Webster announced they’re breaking into the mobile gaming industry with a new game called TypeShift.
To start, players are presented with columns of randomly arranged letters. The columns can be shifted up or down one letter at a time. The goal is to use every letter at least once to spell out words in the highlighted row. When a letter is used in a word it turns from brown to blue, and when all the letters are blue, the player wins the game.
Typeshift is the creation of Zach Gage, the same designer behind the mind-bending word game Spell Tower. His latest game updates with a new puzzle every day, with each challenge getting increasingly difficult as the week progresses. You can download the app from iTunes or play web-exclusive themed puzzles at playtypeshift.com.