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Cheating Hangman

I made a game of Hangman that "cheats" by changing the word it's thinking of in order to make it as hard as possible to guess. But while it cheats, it never lies: it remains consistent with what it's told you so far about the word length, matching letters, non-matching letters etc. [more inside]
posted by avapoet on Sep 26, 2019 - 8 comments

Odd Vice

I made a thing that tweets weird mashed-up VICE headlines. Some of them are funny I think, if you're familiar with VICE.
posted by frenetic on May 27, 2015 - 4 comments

Back Tang Wiesenfeld text generation

Markov chain-style text generation that conforms to Zipf's law. Very spiffy. [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Jul 28, 2014 - 0 comments

Metaphor.gy

A metaphor generator a cut above the random. Using Wordnik's related words API, we can give you a metaphor that has an even better chance of making sense.
posted by dame on Nov 20, 2013 - 9 comments

POWER VOCAB TWEET

Boost your vocabulary with these fiercely plausible words and definitions. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Apr 22, 2013 - 5 comments

Lexcavator

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). [more inside]
posted by aparrish on May 9, 2012 - 5 comments

The Long Bleep, a podcast and blog about taboo language.

The Long Bleep will be a public forum for discussion of four-letter words, "dirty" words, swearing, cursing, obscenities, and more. The first step is a questionnaire. Its results will be used to create podcasts and blog posts structured around things that really happened when taboo language was used: confrontations, first encounters, eureka moments, learning situations. Those stories will lead us down cultural and historical paths as we tease out the complicated relationship English-speakers worldwide have with "dirty" words. More information on the blog.
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 21, 2012 - 4 comments

Gibberish Generator

I'm proud to announce my first iPhone App: Gibberish Generator. This app allows you to generate pseudo-random sentences from lists of verbs, nouns, and the like. Optionally, you can enable your contacts, to allow them to be used in the random fun. The result can be tweeted or emailed to your friends. I can't imagine a more useful app than that. Perhaps I need a better imagination. [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Feb 5, 2012 - 0 comments

Characterror

"You are CAPTAIN S. PELLER, starfighter pilot extraordinaire. Your mission: defeat the CHARACTERRORS, evil space aliens bent on galactic dominance. Their only weakness: a CHARACTERROR will subsume any letter fired into it. CHARACTERRORS forming English words can be detonated and thus destroyed." A word game made for February's Experimental Gameplay Competition. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Mar 1, 2011 - 4 comments

Building a Photo Library by Offering a Cash Bounty for Word Photography

My creative agency is looking to build a photo library of certain words printed out or otherwise manifested in the real world. So we're offering a cash bounty for photos of said words if they get posted on our FaceBook. I came up with the campaign, I hope it does well. I think it's a pretty cool way to crowd source this task. More details through the link. If it falls flat we'll probably send an intern around the city with a camera, but we're hoping this works. It would be much cooler. Let me know what you guys think!
posted by wmeredith on Sep 24, 2010 - 5 comments

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