A new kind of word game
£1.99 FROM Philipp Stollenmayer, kamibox.de Needs iOS 8 or later
Supertype is a puzzle game that uses the power
of letters. The levels are minimalistic, and it is up to you to work out how to use the letters in the English alphabet to collect the small square dots in each level. Perhaps it’s about rolling an O down a gentle slope, or perhaps a more complicated setup where a P falls over to set off a domino effect with a bunch of lowercase Ls.
There are no in-app purchases, no timers to wait for, no ads to unlock new content. Some levels require you to merely touch the goal, others have more than one goal, requiring you to touch both at the same time. There are levels that have letters already written in, which need you to draw a single line to make the level work. The hardest levels are the ones where the goal seems impossible – perhaps it’s under a block, and to reach it means hooking a C onto something and use it as a catapult for an E that’s been pushed by a falling R.
You may find yourself looking at letters differently; realising that a Y lying down is just the right shape for an O to use as a ramp. It might ruin words for you forever, but at least you’ll have fun while doing it.
Levels aren’t skippable: you have to complete each one to advance.