Want to play a game where someone has to describe a word somehow, and you have to guess it? Not new, we know. But WordTag takes the the style of the old "Password" game with the new hotness of Draw Something, only minus all that pesky artistic necessity.
Here's how it works: You've got 120 characters in which to describe a word. And there are six "locked" words. Don't use 'em, unless you wanna "pay" for it. Your opponent has to guess the word, as quickly as possible. You know how it goes. Play friends, play strangers, earn badges as you go. You can sign up with your e-mail address, or through Facebook, if that's your thing. And WordTag is a cross-platform game, which is good. There's a free version (which we're linking to here), or a premium version for $1.99.
We've got demo video, the presser and some screen shots after the break.
WordTag Social Gaming App Launching on Android
Intensely Social, Word-Guessing Game App Expands User Network with Android Market Availability
SAN FRANCISCO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – December 6, 2012 – Juxta Labs, creators of intensely social apps aimed at "making life fun," today announced the Android availability of WordTag, a challenging social game app that tests users' wits and creativity with a fun and fast collaborative word-guessing game experience consisting of quick 120-character descriptions. Also available for iOS and Facebook users, WordTag is suitable for social gamers of all ages. To learn more about WordTag visit www.WordTag.com.
Perfect for Twitter aficionados, WordTag prompts players to provide an opponent with clues for guessing a word using 120 characters or less. Related words are blocked from descriptions, influencing users to find new, inventive and personalized ways to define their words. Players take turns describing and guessing words, gaining tokens and earning badges with correct answers. WordTag games are automatically saved and updated, allowing users to switch from their Facebook accounts to their Android devices with ease.
"Our goal at Juxta Labs is to develop social games that bring people together in a fun environment and enhance personal relationships," said Jared Allgood, CEO of Juxta Labs. "With the availability of WordTag on Android, our users are able play with an even wider network of friends, family and fellow word-game fans."
With its quick game exchange and character count limit, WordTag provides a captivating, Twitter-esque take on typical word-game apps. Additional in-game features allow for extra challenges as well word hints and clues. For example, players can unlock restricted words with keys they accumulate over time or use "TNT bombs" to eliminate letters for easier guessing. Badges such as the Hollywood-themed "Actresses Badge" or the timely "Christmas Badge" are unlocked with correct guesses, establishing a new challenge for users to successfully describe all included target words. E-cards with familiar figures and characters are available for users who are looking for a humorous way to share their WordTag descriptions on Facebook and Twitter.
Pricing and Availability
WordTag is a free app available for immediate download at Google Play, the App Store or visit Facebook to play now.
A premium version of WordTag is also available for $1.99. Visit the App Store or Google Play to download now.