Design a Game for Datel! Competition entries


Another wild and wonderful word game, in JoggleDS you’re presented with a grid of letters. Choose your starting square by placing the stylus on it, and then move from letter to letter, horizontally, vertically or diagonally to make words of four letters or more. The longer the word, the better the score. See if you can beat your best before the time limit runs out.

JoggleDS is more absorbing than you think. It’s daunting at first, but as you sit and think, all sorts of words present themselves. The letter grid remains constant throughout, though, which is a pity. A poor grid can really hamper your game, and an easy one could gift you an impossible-to-better personal best. Maybe a future version could replace used squares, or better still, make them disappear and have those above fall down a step. Just a thought…

Stringy Thing
Above: Joggle intro screen on the Nintendo DS

Stringy Thing
Above: Its like a word puzzle, but harder, much harder!

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Competition entries so far...
Breakout DS Breakout DS
The arcade classic finds its way on to the Nintendo DS thanks to Max Media Player.
DSokoban DSokoban
Clever treasure puzzle game with puzzles ranging from easy-peasy to tricky enough to make you pull your hair out in frustration.
DSudoku DSudoku
The pen-and-paper classic comes to the DS, and the developer has put a great deal of effort into turning it into a videogame.
Earth Invaders Earth Invaders
Positioned at the foot of the screen Space Invaders style, You blasts out bullets with attitude for as long as your stylus is on the touchscreen.
Super Snake DS Super Snake DS
Guide your roving reptile around the screen, eating the fruit and food scattered around the playing area.
Warrior Training Warrior Training
an interesting mix of game styles.
London Underground AMAP4DS
A map of the London Underground is always a handy thing to have when visiting the capital. This is the Nintendo DS version.
Stringy Things Stringy Things DS
Stringy Things DS is a compendium of word games.
Minesweeper Minesweeper DS
Fans of classic gaming will soon be able to play it on the move.
DDRlite DDRlite
It does what it says on the tin, with no real surprises.
Battleship Battleship
Now here’s a game worth playing! A fair old rendition of the classic pencil-and-paper offering.
Memory Memory
What can you say about Memory that isn’t obvious from the screenshots?
Tic Tac Toe Tic Tac Toe
This one’s Noughts and Crosses on the DS.
Prohibition Prohibition
Interesting – an Amstrad CPC game brought to the DS in an unofficial conversion.
Joggle DS Joggle DS
It’s daunting at first, but as you sit and think, all sorts of words present themselves.
PaddleBattleDS PaddleBattleDS
Now here’s a text-book example of how to make good use of the touchscreen and create a game which could only have appeared on the DS.
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