Friday, September 21, 2012

Ayopa's W.E.L.D.E.R. Receives A HUGE Update!

One of our favorite developers here at TAS, Ayopa, has recently released an update for the insanely popular Highline Games title, W.E.L.D.E.R.. This 3.0 update, like previous W.E.L.D.E.R. updates, is a huge one, check out all of these new features;

* Enhanced resolution to fit the new iPhone 5 screen
* Challenges in iOS 6! Challenge your friends to beat Leader Board scores or complete Achievements! 
* Introducing the all-new HOT CHALLENGE! Unlock for 750 Gigawatts. Features 12 new levels and new game play! All the Hot Tiles are armed with mines. Get the Hot Tiles to the bottom row to disarm the mines and complete the level. Starts easy and gets HARD! 
* “Restart From Last Level” option is now available on the Broken Challenge and the new Hot Challenge. 
* Undo your last word formed - if you form a word you can now undo it just like a normal undo. Rejoice! The most-requested feature of all time is finally in! 
* Undo your last swap in single player: when you use your last swap without forming a word, you can undo the move. Handy! 
* Lookup Words revolutionized! Swipe up on the gauges to open a new “Lookup Words” popup. We also made it much easier to use. 
* iOS 6 Facebook support: when signed into Facebook in iOS 6, WELDER can post to Facebook for you. We always ask your permission of course. 
* A handy little “Back” button on “New/Continue” game start page (to go back to the Main Menu). 
* We added a toggle for the “Weld of the Day” notifications in the Options menu. In case those types of things drive you mad. 
* Now you can tap the Menu button again to close the Game Menu when it is open. FYI this is the greatest thing we have every done. 
* Orientation bug fix - now the game flips correctly when you flip your device. 
* Fixed a bug where the game may get stuck if you have low internet access. 
* Fixed some memory leaks. 
* Cleaned up a bunch of user interface stuff. 

* REMATCH! Tap the rematch button from the past games list or game complete screen to play your opponent again. iOS 6-only. 
* Forfeiting! After 7 days of not playing your turn, your game will be forfeited and the other player will win! (Note: If you have games older than 7 days when you upgrade to 3.0 they will be forfeited).
* Read chats at end of game: tap the chat button to scroll through your snarky stabs at your opponent. 
* Removal of redundant Game Center games list when starting a new game. 
* The past games list now shows the final game score. 
* Resign when it is not your turn: enter the “not your turn” mode and tap “resign” to resign your game. 
* Accept and decline Game Invites: when a yellow Invite appears, upon tapping on it, you now have the option to decline the game. 
* Remove your old games in the games list: tap on the game to be given the option to remove it. For those who just need a clean weldspace. 
* Tap the header of the games list to reveal your opponent's real name (has to be a Game Center friend). 
* “You Won” art in the Past Games list now appears blue. (It's the little things, right?) 
* Skip during playback: once playback starts, tap SKIP to start your turn straight away. 
* Fixed a bug where swaps count would not display correctly during playback of your opponent moves. 
* Gigawatt score bonus bug fixes-- the Gigawatt Score Bonus upgrade now works correctly in 2-player, and the correct bonus is displayed when you win a game. 
* Fixed a bug where social messages might have you and your opponent's names reversed. 

If you haven't snagged W.E.L.D.E.R. yet, it's quite possibly the best word game in the AppStore. You can check out our 5 star review, watch the trailer, or just go and snag this fantastic Scrabble meets Tetris word game, and find out what all the fuss is about. At the moment, W.E.L.D.E.R. is on sale for $0.99, so grab it while you can! 


Can't wait to get back into this one!

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