Lexcavator is an arcade/word game for Mac, PC, and Linux. The goal: guide your guy (@) deeper into an infinite of letters by clearing words from the board! Multiple game modes, detailed record-keeping, online global leaderboards—there's something here for everybody! Pay what you want (even $0, if you are so inclined).
Here's the trailer
. You can also download the soundtrack
I've been working on the game for the past year or so. The goal was to make a fast-paced word game that rewards wits and tactics, but doesn't rely on having memorized every three-letter Scrabble word. Internally, the game uses n-gram analysis and Markov chains to ensure that the board is always filled with meaty, satisfying words. One reviewer called it
"Words With Friends as an action game," and I am not going to argue with that characterization.
The game was programmed entirely in Python (using the excellent processing.py framework
Role: programmer, game designer, artist, musician
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