TinyCo Launches Guess!, A New Social Word Game

Nov 08, 2012, 12:45 ET from TinyCo

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TinyCo, the San Francisco based developer of popular mobile games such as Tiny Monsters and Tiny Village, today announced the launch of Guess!, a new turn-based multiplayer word game that utilizes the power of social media channels. Players choose a word that their friends have to guess, and then provide a 160-character "hint" to help them along the way.

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However, players are not allowed to use certain words that will make the target word too obvious; for example, if a player needs to guess the word "satellite," the hint cannot include the words "orbit," "earth," "launch," "Sputnik" or "NASA." Players earn coins for guessing the correct word, which they can use to buy helpful items like "peeks," which will reveal a single letter in the target word. 

While Guess! lets players play together one-on-one to decipher hints inside the app, deep integrations with Facebook and Twitter make it easy for lots of friends to join the fun. Whenever a user creates a hint, they can share it to their Facebook wall and Twitter feed, where friends can chime in and guess the word as well.  Users can also exchange in-game text messages with one another while playing. 

"Our team's goal is to quickly prototype and launch new products that lie just outside TinyCo's current core competencies. We love to experiment and innovate on new game mechanics, features, business models, and technologies. We're excited to push on some of these boundaries with the launch of Guess!" - Adrian Smith, Lead Special Projects, TinyCo.

Key Features Include:

  • Choose from a vast selection of words
  • Share hints with friends via Facebook and Twitter
  • Varying levels of difficulty to test players' word knowledge
  • Play again and again to beat top scores
  • Sign up for real time notifications

Guess! is available on iOS for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch and will be available soon on Android operating system.

For more information on Guess!, please go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guess!/id548393760?mt=8

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