There are puzzle games aplenty out there right now, predominately on mobile platforms, but most of them are quick pick-up-and-play games that work best in short bursts. APEXICON, currently being developed for PC and Wii U by Actos Games, aims to be a different experience, providing depth, story, and an interesting new way to approach word games.
In APEXICON, words are your only weapon against your foes. When you begin this unique puzzle/RPG adventure, you choose your class from a roster of word-related specializations, each with their own storyline and abilities. Storylines interweave and interact as you hone your puzzle solving abilities. Combat plays out on a 5×5 grid of letters, and making words out of them deals damage. Abilities, stats, and weaponry are all obtained and upgraded through the universal in-game currency INK. Battle plays out as a duel of wits, seeing who can make the longest words with the best letters to do damage to your enemy and progress through the story.
APEXICON is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter for the second time with a positive outlook and an initial goal of only $5,000 for a release on PC, Wii U, and possibly mobile platforms. For a contribution of $15, you can have your copy of the game reserved (sorry, all 100 Early Bird spots have been filled!) but if you’re short on cash and still want to help out, you can go over to Steam and give this game a vote to be Greenlit.
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[author image=”http://cliqist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/nathaniel.jpg” ] Nathaniel Liles is a freelance writer, writing major, and indie musician based in Southern Indiana. While procrastinating or avoiding real-world responsibility, Nathaniel enjoys playing rhythm games, action RPGs, and very colorful games with many bright, flashing lights. You can listen to Nathaniel sing songs or download his music for free at http://nathanielliles.bandcamp.com/. [/author]