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Lexcavator
May 10, 2012 12:18 PM   Subscribe

"Lexcavator is an arcade/word game for Mac, PC, and Linux. The goal: guide your guy (@) deeper into an infinite of letters by clearing words from the board! Multiple game modes, detailed record-keeping, online global leaderboards—there's something here for everybody! Pay what you want (even $0, if you are so inclined)." [via mefi projects]

No DRM. No in-app purchases. No not having fun. Go!

From MeFi's own aparrish.
posted by davidjmcgee (13 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
Aaaand there goes my Friday afternoon.
posted by chemoboy at 12:34 PM on May 10, 2012


I have no idea what happened to Thursday.
posted by chemoboy at 12:35 PM on May 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


!
posted by tilde at 12:35 PM on May 10, 2012


Can't wait to play this... but if you start the video first, then the pop up for downloading the game is blocked by the video frame.
posted by gilrain at 12:35 PM on May 10, 2012


Two-letter words aren't valid, hm? I suppose that's a design choice. It's been inconvenient a few times so far. Also, I'm afraid my patience with this game will ebb quickly for the same reason it usually does with word games: the dictionary is just too limited in some ways, and then surprisingly flexible in others. There are some pretty common words it's missed, whereas some rather obscure stabs in the dark have worked.

The inconsistency always gets to me in the end, especially since this game has a scrolling time element... if the dictionary screws you once or twice in a tight spot, that can be an unjust-feeling game over.
posted by gilrain at 1:10 PM on May 10, 2012


YOU'RE THE FIRST PLAYER IN THE WORLD TO DIG UP THESE WORDS:
HANDS
BEANS
MAZE
LODES
PARSE
LICK
FLAT
KID
FAR
BAIL
BEAT
REDD
AHS
RODE
TOUR
TEAT
ROAN
NAE


I liked that part.
posted by carsonb at 1:26 PM on May 10, 2012


FLINTS
MAZES
NEURON
POKES
MATED
TIMER
NEARS
BAH
HOED
BRAE
LUST

I'm topping out at around 40k for points though. The gamewide top scores are getting big quick. This is totally my new favorite game.
posted by carsonb at 1:34 PM on May 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Best. Also super appropriate that a MeFite was the first to come up with "beans."
thesis? what thesis?
posted by en forme de poire at 2:43 PM on May 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wheee 71900

I am supposed to "work from home" people
posted by little cow make small moo at 5:38 PM on May 10, 2012


Oh you can go diagonally ...
posted by carter at 6:01 PM on May 10, 2012


... oh wait there's sound too? Well, I'm hooked. Great game.
posted by Lorin at 7:52 PM on May 10, 2012


Can you try before you buy? I'd hate to "buy" for $0 and then find out I really like it.
posted by Night_owl at 4:28 PM on May 12, 2012


You're the first person in the world to dig up these words:
BONA

Haven't yet managed to pick up LALLIES, NAFF, or PALONE. This game is nanti parker.
posted by Suddenly, elf ass at 10:01 PM on May 15, 2012


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