Word Whuffle: Corona SDK Word Game in Progress

Posted Nov 25, 2013 by Mathieu Chiasson

I've been working on this game for a while now. I've been through ups and downs. Through some unfortunate events. But in the end I'm still learning Corona SDK and Lua.

In early September I gave a big push on the development of this game, did a lot of data entry and user interface programming. In mid-September I lost all that work, in the middle of re-organizing the way I keep my files (because I often work on multiple computers) one of my USB got corrupted. I only able to recover about half my data and this game was on non-recoverable side. The backups I had dated weeks, so I lost all recent work.

Now I do backup every time I make a change to anything.

So now I'm proud to say I've come not only further in development than I was but better.

About the Game

What's this Word Whuffle game about?

It's simple, yet fun to play. Makes you think. The gameplay is simple, you have mixed letters and you must re-arrange them to make a word. The game is divided into various categories which in turn are divided in stages. Each stage contains arounds 15 words and you have to solve a set amount of words in a set amount of time to unlock the next stage.

Some categories are easy and some are very hard keeping your brain working.

I currently have 3 categories (Nature, History, Movies) and plan to launch the game with at least 5 of which 3 will be playable and 2 as in-app purchases.

Expected Release

I'd love to be able to get this out before January but there is still a lot of work to do. Graphics. User interface. Game Logic. App Logic. And much more. At least the main cogs are in place now it's about polishing and rounding corners. It's still a lengthy process. And with Christmas coming my time to develop will be limited.

I'll keep you updated with the progress of the game.