Warning: This game is addictive. Prepare to lose several hours on it if you are not prepared.
Clockworks - Prelude is a word game backed by Dictionary.com. Essentially, you input words into a cannon that shoots and destroys mechanical spiders trying to steal your secrets. Letters that you type in can sometimes be special letters that do more damage when used; you collect, customize, and use them similar to a card game. You can also synthesize them, creating stronger letters and even letters with special effects.
Being backed by a dictionary-site, the game's word list is impeccable. Yes, "antidisestablishmentarianism" does work (and yes, I did have to use spell check for that). The gameplay is quick and rewarding, but also quite forgiving. There are 40 levels, and obviously they get harder, but if you're fast enough on the keyboard and have a good mental vocab (or enough words/objects surrounding you to fill in), you'll have a great time with this one. Can't wait until I hit level 40.
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