A downloadable word-game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Play Bloxi! A Falling Letter Word Game

Bloxi (formerly Words with Shapes) is out now.  We plan to continue to develop the game, so please give us feedback, both on what you like and what you think would make the game a lot better.   Note: Steam key included with purchase (will be available on Steam at 8am CST December 17, 2021).

How to play

Form words with the letters in the falling blocks. Use the left and right arrow keys to move the falling block (you can move the block until it lands - and you can hear it hit).  Use down to have the block fall faster.  Use up to rotate the block.  WASD keys can also be used.  If you press Space or Return the block will quickly drop.  Added hotkeys for powerups - Z for leftmost and C for rightmost powerup.

Play Mode

In Clear Down Mode, make words with the greyed out letters when the game begins. If you clear them all, you win!  

In Daily Challenge Mode try to clear the greyed out letters. Obstacles include indestructible blocks and a letter that is removed. A unique puzzle every day!

Play forever in Endless Mode and try for a new high score! 

Last but not least, try Zen Mode where you can take as much time as you want to figure out where to place pieces. Pieces only move when you decide to move them.  

High score is tracked separately for each mode.

Difficulty Settings

In the settings menu you can change the difficulty.

DifficultyKey Features
Easy3+ letter words, get way more powerups, 4 letter words are considered long words and clear extra blocks
Medium3+ letter words, normal amount of powerups, 5 letter words are considered long words and clear extra blocks
Hard4+ letter words, more powerups, 5 letter words are considered long words and clear extra blocks

Combos

If you can clear consecutive words in a row, you'll start to get a bonus multiplier.  The multiplier also increases in word chains caused by dropped blocks. The multiplier resets if you set down a block without getting a word.

If you get your multiplier to 5x or higher an extra row of blocks will spawn at the bottom if your tallest block is at row 7 or lower. If you have a multiplier of 5x or higher and your highest block is at row 12 or higher you will get free Big Bomb powerups.


Power Up(s)

Big Bomb - When you clear words the adjacent blocks also get cleared. It becomes available after several blocks land and cost different amounts depending on the difficulty. Use it wisely!


Add a Row - Adds a row of blocks at the bottom pushing up all the other blocks. This can help you keep a streak going so you don't run out of blocks. Only available in Zen and Endless Modes.

Drop Blocks - Causing blocks without a block below them to fall. This can help you close gaps to form words. Only available in Clear Down and Daily Challenge Modes.

Shock Wave - This will drop towers of blocks and shuffle the blocks around if they don't have adjacent blocks on both sides. 


Others? - Let us know if there is something you'd like to see.

Auto-Saving

When you Quit, go the Settings, or Main Menu, the game will now save where you were and then you will have the option to continue your previous game at the Main Menu. 

Purchase

Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this word-game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Bloxi-PC.zip 81 MB
Version 1.5.0
Bloxi-Mac.zip 91 MB
Version 1.5.0
Bloxi-Linux.zip 96 MB
Version 1.5.0

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Nice, calm game ♥ Love the idea, would love to see like levels or challenges to finish :) 

Thanks so much for making the nice video!  It really made my day watching you play our game!  We added a new Clear Down Mode where your goal is to clear the grey blocks at the start by making words with them.  We'll try to think of more levels and challenges like you suggest.  We also appreciated your suggestion for a campaign in the video.  

Hiii, I've made a video about the game and wanted to share some feedback about it, hopefully it is useful to you ^^

-The concept of the game is a good mix of tetris and match "X" games.

-The gameplay mechanics can be polished when it comes to responsiveness of the controls and  some minor game flow details (adding better animations).

-The Visuals of the game are pretty simple, they could be improved by adding a parallax/animated background and some visual effects here and there when you make a word.

Regards ^^

Thanks so much for taking the time to play, making a video, and giving us feedback!  We updated the controls, hopefully that helps to make it feel more responsive.  We did an interim update to visuals and will keep working on that as well as work on better animations as you suggest.  Thanks again for checking out our game!!

You are welcome ^^

We'd love to hear what you think about it now, with the updates we've made!