For too long, PC gamers have labored under the burden of traditional word games. The hoary scrambles and searches of yore have been festooned with power-ups, narratives, and RPG elements, but remain the same timeworn activities underneath. Word games yearn for the catalyst of an enfant terrible: a new challenge of vocabulary and dexterity, elegant and deadly as an asp, pulsing with voltaic kineticism.
Alphabeats: Master Edition promises such panacea on March 7th, when it apparates onto PC, Mac, and Linux alike via Steam. It is simple to play: letters fall to the beat of music, and you catch them to make words. It’s a meditative, mesmeric way to enjoy your favorite songs. It can also be, if you desire, an unconscionably vicious challenge.
This velvety Master Edition of Alphabeats transcends its mobile roots with:
- Custom Songs – Automatically weave any music file into a kinetic tapestry of bolide letters to engage your dexterity and intellect.
- Twenty Included Tracks – Featuring Disasterpeace, Big Giant Circles, and more.
- Word of the Day – Earn bonuses for spelling words of the day (hand-curated for fun and obscurity), and instantly look up any other word you spell.
- Steam Superiority – The full suite of features one expects from a PC port, including stats and leaderboards, multiple reconfigurable control schemes, gamepad support, and usability options.