Posts Tagged ‘apexicon’

Verbal Disagreements: Apexicon

By Adam Smith on March 25th, 2014.

Apexicon is back. Last year’s Kickstarter didn’t work out, not by a long shot, but the team are back with a reduced target, and a few more months of work and experience under their belts. The game looks like it could be the spiritual sequel to take the place of the actual sequel that Puzzle Quest is weirdly lacking. There are strong differences between the various classes, and special abilities and board control are more important than owning a large dictionary (or internet connection). Essentially, it’s turn-based wordplay combat with RPG elements and that is something I would like to play.

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Letters, Red In Tooth And Claw: Apexicon Kickstarter

By Adam Smith on November 5th, 2013.

Forget Plants vs Zombies and Peggle – I’m still waiting for the next Bookworm Adventures game. Using words as a weapon is (almost) always fun. Why, if Subutai’s CLANG had been called SCRIBBLE and been about wielding pens instead of swords, we’d all be happily writing virtual reality letters to one another right now. Apexicon is a Kickstarter for a wordy game and the campaign page that opens with a torrent of namechecks, like a rapper making a comeback and thanking his crew. I say torrent but there are only three names – Puzzle Quest, Scrabble and Bookworm Adventures. Actos Games are hoping to create a fusion of those three.

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