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A jam submission

LETTRISView game page

tetris with letters
Submitted by bamsarker (@bamsarker) — 10 hours, 8 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Theme interpretation#74.2804.280
Innovation#163.7603.760
Overall#263.5203.520
Gameplay#483.2003.200
Graphics#593.3203.320
Audio#1991.4801.480

Ranked from 25 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

GitHub repository
https://github.com/bamsarker/lettris

Theme interpretation
It's a hybrid between Tetris and Scrabble

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

Awesome concept and very fun! Great visuals though I think it'd do with better audio, a calmer more soothing song would have been nice. The game even taught me some words that I didn't know! 

Has a few issues, as others have pointed out it would be amazing if the pieces fell after you made a word. The other thing is that when rotating sometimes the letters shifted position instead of staying where they were supposed to!

Overall, great game and I hope you continue to develop this as it's absolutely something I'd love to give another go. 

Submitted(+1)

A very good concept. I could not think about the letters and my main language is not english so it was harder, but I manage to survive a bit by getting some easy 3-letter words. That was unsustainable quickly, because I left a lot fo holes... Maybe you can do "gravity" or something like that when you make a word, so the letters above just go down and maybe make new words so you could plan ahead...?

(+1)

Captivating combination of Tetris and Scrabble, but I daresay the blocks should fall down slower, and blocks should fall down after a word has been completed.  It would make for some rather.. interesting chain reactions. 

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Tetris + Scrabble = one of the best theme interpretations I've seen. I thought it would be impossible to pay attention to the words at the same time as playing tetris, but was pleasantly proven wrong. Still around half+ of the points I got were on accident. I think you did a great job and I really enjoyed the game. It felt just like tetris. Perhaps it would be better if there was some additional element to help rid of those Q's and vowel bunches which never seem to go away? (like an occasional bomb or something? Just thinking) And I got a lot of non-words (like III as the roman numeral for 3!), but I think other comments already pointed that out.

If you wouldn't mind, I would really appreciate if you gave my game a try :)

Submitted(+1)

Wow its a great concept. It's quite challenging yet very fun. I have played scrabble a lot so it was a fun experience. The execution was also great and I really liked the pop up with the word I made and their meaning. Awesome<3. You should also check out our game... we also tried something with tetris :)

Submitted(+1)

Great idea, the game is well done, the UI is super clean, that's what you can call a good game :)
Only thing is that letters can go outside of the grid if you turn them on an edge !

Developer(+1)

Thanks Sygmei! I know, there are a couple of bugs like that. I didn't get much time to work on it this month. After voting is finished I'll upload a new build with some fixes.

Submitted(+1)

Love the theme interpretation, and the game was fun. Would definitely take a lot more practice to get good at, I found it hard to fill the gaps left by word matches.

Developer(+1)

Thanks Chris! You're right, I know it's quite difficult. I'm still deciding whether the remaining blocks after completing a word should continue to fall down or not.

Submitted(+1)

What an exciting theme interpretation! Very nice.

Developer

Thanks, Northburns!

Submitted(+1)

Well done! As a huge word game and puzzle game fan, I got absolutely hooked on getting a good score. But because of that I started noticing some of the bugs when it came to tile rotation and letters replacing other letters on the board. I don't envy you in making a game like this—because both titles are so familiar, most of us will have an idea of exactly how it should work. For instance, I didn't like that the tiles wouldn't drop after you clear a word from the board. But I could see there might be a design reason for that. In any case, fantastic idea and I'll be playing this more and more.

Developer

Thanks for taking the time to play and comment, pfail! Really appreciate it!

Submitted(+2)

This is a great idea!

Developer

Thanks!