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Gaps by POWGI Launches July 22nd on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games has announced the release of their latest word puzzle game for home consoles.

Gaps by POWGI is released on Tuesday 20th July on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5; on Wednesday 21st July on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S; and on Thursday 22nd April on Nintendo Switch.

A number of five-letter words are presented with one letter missing in each. Players must add a letter to make valid English words, in such a way that the letters added, in sequence, also spell an additional valid word.

Each puzzle can have thousands of permutations, but there is only one solution! With so many possibilities to consider, finding the answer is always satisfying.

As usual, the reward for each Gaps puzzle solved is an unapologetically bad “dad joke” – a piece of pun-tastic wordplay, related to the puzzle’s solution.

Ladders by POWGI is priced at $7.99 / GBP £6.49 / €7.99.

Cross-generation upgrades are included, so PlayStation 4 owners will receive an entitlement to the PS5 version and Xbox One owners will be able to play on Series X|S at no extra cost.

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Ladders by POWGI Arrive April 29th on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games has announced the release of their latest game for both current and next-generation games consoles.

Ladders by POWGI is released on Tuesday 27th April on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5; on Wednesday 28th April on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S; and on Thursday 29th April on Nintendo Switch.

A word ladder is a classic word puzzle, also known as a word chain. It was originally invented by Lewis Carroll (who named it “Doublets”) and first published in 1879!

Players form new words by changing one letter at a time, attempting to transform one word into another using only the number of steps shown.

Our digital version preserves the classic gameplay, with the added assistance of a built-in dictionary and – of course – a terrible joke every time you complete a puzzle

Ladders by POWGI contains 150 themed word ladders to solve and is priced at $7.99 / GBP £6.49 / €7.99.

Cross-generation upgrades are included, so PlayStation 4 owners will receive an entitlement to the PS5 version and Xbox One owners will be able to play on Series X|S at no extra cost.

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Roundout by POWGI Arrives Dec 21st on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is thrilled to announce the release of a new word puzzle game, the fourteenth instalment of the popular “by POWGI” series.

Roundout by POWGI is out on Tuesday 15th December on PlayStation, followed by Xbox on Wednesday 16th and Nintendo Switch on Monday 21st. Roundout is a mash-up of two other puzzles, Word Wheel and Kriss Kross.

A twist on a traditional letter scrambling puzzle, this game places the words you find into a crossword-style grid. The more overlapping words you find, the more clues you get towards discovering the remaining words.

Anagram puzzles are often open-ended, challenging you to “find as many words as you can”. By contrast, Roundout provides satisfaction by giving players a clearly defined – and achievable – goal to work towards.

Each puzzle is generated from the letters in an 8-letter word, making it quick and intuitive to play with a controller stick. Nintendo Switch also supports touch screen play in handheld mode.

Roundout by POWGI contains 120 puzzles to solve, with a terrible “dad joke” to make you groan each time you solve one. It is priced at $7.99 / GBP £6.49 / €7.99 and rated ESRB E / PEGI 3.

It’s a casual puzzler in Lightwood’s usual no-fluff style, intended to get your brain ticking in moments between more intense gaming sessions, Roundout by POWGI has also been tested and confirmed to work on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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Epic Word Search Collection 2 Out This Week on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is excited to announce the release of their latest compilation of word search puzzles, Epic Word Search Collection 2.

The game is available today on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS Vita, and on Thursday on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch.

An Epic Word Search puzzle is a giant scrolling monster of a word search, with around 1,500 words hidden in a massive grid of more than 14,000 letters.

The sheer size of a puzzle means it takes even the most avid word puzzler about ten hours to complete each one! Fortunately, the game is optimised to load quickly so you can pick up right where you left off whenever you have a spare moment.

This new collection is rated PEGI 3 and ESRB E for Everyone, and contains four puzzles:

  • Epic America Word Search – Travel Route 66, head west for the Gold Rush and explore America’s parks and beaches. You’ll take in a ball game, eat the ultimate hamburger and look up at skyscrapers. They even put a man on the moon – can you find him?
  • Epic Monster Word Search – Prepare for a scare! You’ll encounter monsters from outer space, the ocean and the movies. You’ll run away from vampires, werewolves and serial killers. And of course… how could this game be complete without zombies?
  • Epic Rock Word Search – Cheer on your favourite bands, play the drums, choose a new guitar, run through the back catalogues of The Rolling Stones and Metallica and rock out to classics like Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway To Heaven. Are you ready to rock?
  • Epic Summer Word Search – You’ll travel the world, go camping and sailing, and do a little gardening. You’ll contemplate a hundred words about the sun, and then cool off with an ice cream. This puzzle’s so bright, you’re going to need shades!

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Crypto by POWGI Begins May 21st on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is thrilled to announce the release of their latest word puzzle game, based on a classic code-breaking puzzle.

Crypto by POWGI is out today on PlayStation 4 and will be released on the Nintendo eShop for Switch on Thursday, 21st May.

In a cryptogram puzzle, every letter of the alphabet has been switched for a different letter to present a scrambled message. Using logic and reasoning, players can decipher the encoded text to reveal a funny or inspirational quote.

A good starting point is to look for apostrophes in the text, as they are frequently followed by a letter ’S’. Single-letter words are ‘A’ or ‘I’, and double letters in words often provide useful information.

Crypto by POWGI contains 180 cryptograms to solve and is priced at $7.99 / GBP £6.49 / €7.99.

The PlayStation Vita version of this game has been delayed by circumstances beyond our control. However, cross-buy entitlement is included so players purchasing the game on PS4 now will be able to download the Vita version at no extra cost once it is available.

Players who complete the game will be rewarded with a platinum trophy.

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Epic Word Search Collection out Today on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is excited to announce the release of their latest word puzzle game, Epic Word Search Collection.

The game is available today on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS Vita, and the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch.

An Epic Word Search puzzles is a giant scrolling monster of a word search, with around 1,500 words hidden in a massive grid of more than 14,000 letters.

The sheer size of a puzzle means it takes even the most avid word puzzler about ten hours to complete each one! Fortunately, the game is optimised to load quickly so you can pick up right where you left off whenever you have a spare moment.

This new collection brings together optimised versions of four of our most popular puzzles, with an updated interface for both touchscreen and controllers, and an improved hint feature.

The puzzles included are:

  • Epic Food Word Search – Munch your way from breakfast to dessert, sample the wares of farmers, butchers and bakers and top it all off with a selection of seasonings and sauces!
  • Epic Animals Word Search – The furriest word search you’ll ever meet and want to tickle the tummy of! Go “eww” at creepy crawlies and “aww” at baby animals; visit the depths of the ocean and make a whole bunch of animal noises!
  • Epic Journeys Word Search – Fasten your seatbelt! Travel in luxury on the Orient Express, go off-road through the Australian outback, explore the ancient Silk Road and embark on an expedition to conquer Mount Everest!
  • Epic Sports Word Search – Score a home run, hit a hole in one, carry the ball all the way for a touchdown and catch a fish “this big”.

The game is rated is PEGI 3 and ESRB E.

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Just a Phrase by POWGI Out Now
 on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is thrilled to announce the release of their latest word puzzle game, Just a Phrase by POWGI.

The game is already available on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS Vita and will launch on the Nintendo eShop for Switch later today.

Just a Phrase is a deduction game based on the classic pen-and-paper game, hangman, but this variation has a twist inspired by the pun-oriented wordplay that is typically found in the POWGI series of games.

One word in each phrase has been changed to a homophone – a word that sounds the same, but is spelled differently. For example, when the phrase “right on the money” becomes “write on the money”, it takes on a totally new meaning.

While the phrase will still sound familiar when read aloud, this simple change makes it much more challenging to deduce when choosing only one letter at a time. The puzzles usually produce a moment of revelation, when you solve a phrase by revealing both something familiar, and something unexpected!

Phrases range from the surreal (like ”making both ends meat”) to those that invite you to imagine the setup for the punchline to a terrible dad joke (like “holy owned subsidiary”).

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Link-a-Pix Christmas Demo Now Available For a Limited Time on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is adding a little sparkle to December gaming with a special Christmas-themed demo for Nintendo Switch.

A free trial version of Link-a-Pix Deluxe is available on the Nintendo eShop on Thursday December 12th, and can be downloaded for a limited time ahead of the game’s full release on January 2nd.

Link-a-Pix is a clue-linking puzzle, solved by painting lines between clues which have the same colour and number. The number shows the length of the line which will connect them.

The Christmas demo offers a preview with four seasonal pictures in different sizes.

Link-a-Pix Deluxe is Lightwood’s fifth game on Nintendo Switch to feature puzzles by Conceptis Ltd, the world’s leading supplier of logic puzzles.

It follows previous titles Pic-a-Pix Deluxe and Pic-a-Pix Pieces, which are both colour nonogram games; Block-a-Pix Deluxe, a block-painting picture puzzle; and Phil’s Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure, a logic game that plays like cross between picross and minesweeper.

Link-a-Pix Deluxe contains 120 brand new full-colour puzzles and 120 unique – and more challenging – mono puzzles, all designed by Conceptis Ltd.

Puzzles previously released as Link-a-Pix Color on Nintendo 3DS family systems will be made available as add-on content, and Lightwood will support Link-a-Pix Deluxe throughout 2020 with new monthly puzzle packs.

Link-a-Pix Deluxe will be available to download on January 2nd, 2020 on the Nintendo eShop. Pre-orders are now open.

Link-a-Pix Deluxe supports English, French, German and Spanish.

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Free Puzzle-Filled Christmas Card From Lightwood Games!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is proud to announce its first puzzle game on physical media – but it’s not what you think!

It’s a special puzzle-filled Christmas card, available exclusively on cardboard.

Lightwood’s husband-and-wife team, Chris and Katherine, are sharing their love of puzzles – and some Christmas cheer – by making this escape room-inspired challenge available free of charge.

To receive a copy in the mail, register by clicking here.

The card contains a number of connected challenges, including puzzles from Lightwood’s “Pix” and “POWGI” series of video games, which are available on Nintendo and PlayStation consoles.

It’s not just a simple code to crack or a hidden message to find. You’ll need to piece together several clues to achieve 100% completion.

The card has no specific instructions, but it will be obvious when you have solved it.  In case you get stuck, you can contact the developers for a hint.

The idea began after Chris designed a mysterious-looking card for Katherine last year.

“While it started with an encrypted message in a card, the quest involved tasks specific to one person, and some that required you to be in our home,” explains Chris. “For example, Katherine needed to set the smart lighting system to specific values to trigger a text message with the next clue.”

“It was awesome!” said Katherine. “I posted some of the puzzles on social media, but it wasn’t really possible for other people to take part. This year we’ve worked together to make a puzzle hunt that we can share with everyone.”

Lightwood Games is a specialist developer of puzzle games, with a catalogue spanning ten years and numerous platforms. Recent releases include picture logic puzzle Block-a-Pix Deluxe and unique word search variant Fifty Words by POWGI.

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Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI Arrives This Week on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is thrilled to announce the release of their latest puzzle game, Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI.

The game is available on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS Vita today, and on the Nintendo eShop for Switch on Thursday, October 3rd. A demo for Switch is also available.

Tic-Tac-Letters is a single-player logic puzzle based on tic-tac-toe, but with a unique POWGI twist.

To begin, players will need to fill a grid with letters so that there are no more than two Xs and Os consecutive in a row or column. As the game progresses, different letters are used and the puzzles become larger and more challenging.

Unusually for the “by POWGI” series, this game does not require any knowledge of the English language to succeed. Puzzles are solved by pure logic, making them more similar to sudoku than a word search.

Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI features the usual no-fluff approach, common to titles by Lightwood Games. It’s optimised to launch quickly to get you straight to the content and a help feature will point you towards the next move if you get stuck.

Cross-buy is included for PlayStation, so players can download the game on PS4 and Vita with one purchase. Players who complete the game will be rewarded with a platinum trophy.

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