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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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Fifty Words by POWGI is a Colourful New Word Search Puzzle Coming to Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is thrilled to announce details of their latest word game, Fifty Words by POWGI.

Fifty Words is a brand new word search puzzle. This time there’s no grid, no wrong letters and no list of words to find. Each puzzle just contains 50 intertwined words on a subject.

As players discover the words, they paint them with a rainbow of vibrant highlights to create a unique piece of blended colour art.

As a less-challenging word search puzzle, the game is intended to be a relaxing experience of word exploration among a sea of colour. With a customisable palette, users can put their own stamp on the game and the end result of every puzzle is a piece of colour-blended art, unique to that player.

A free demo for Nintendo Switch is available on the Nintendo eShop from today, ahead of the full release on September 5th. The game will also be released on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS Vita on Tuesday, September 3rd.

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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Wordsweeper by POWGI coming to 
Nintendo Switch!

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

A free demo for Nintendo Switch is available on the Nintendo eShop from today, ahead of the full release on August 8th. The game will also be released on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS Vita on Tuesday, August 6th.

Wordsweeper is a crossword puzzle solved using logic and deduction. As the name suggests, it is inspired by the classic puzzle “minesweeper” but this new word puzzle is unique to POWGI.

Instead of defining words, the clues indicate a set of letters that must be placed in adjacent squares and the player must work out which letter goes where. Logic and reasoning combined with a knowledge of English vocabulary will allow them to deduce the solution.

Designed as a casual puzzler, intended to get your brain ticking in moments between more intense gaming sessions, Wordsweeper by POWGI follows Lightwood’s usual no-fluff approach to puzzle games. It’s optimised to launch quickly to get you straight to the content and will give you pointers 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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Word Wheel by POWGI rolls out this week on Nintendo Switch!

Staffordshire, UK – Lightwood Games is thrilled to announce the release of Word Wheel by POWGI. This new digital version of the classic word puzzle is available to download on the PlayStation Store today, and on the Nintendo eShop on Thursday.

Word Wheel is a popular style of anagram puzzle, which challenges players to form as many words as possible from a wheel of nine letters. The middle letter must always be included.

The game is a perfect portable puzzler with immersive touchscreen controls and, following Lightwood’s usual no-fluff approach to puzzle games, it is optimised to launch quickly and get straight to the content.

On Switch and PS4, connect up to four controllers to solve the puzzles as a team, or see who can find the most words.

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.

It is priced at $7.99 / GBP £6.99 / €7.99.

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