Ken Kocienda, a former Apple software program program engineer and creator of the autocorrect perform, has launched his first iOS recreation, Up Spell. Appropriately (and perhaps sinisterly) enough, it requires spelling phrases appropriately.

As reported by Tech Crunch, Up Spell challenges players to utilize a Scrabble-like assortment of letters to spell out as many phrases as doable in two minutes. You could attempt the trailer on YouTube.

Kocienda, who has in no way made an iOS app sooner than Up Spell, fixated on making a phrase recreation that may acknowledge right names and slang. “Many video video games accept phrases like PHARAOH and PYRAMID, nevertheless not NILE or EGYPT. This doesn’t make sense to me. These are all phrases!,” Kocienda instructed Tech Crunch. An occasion of how Kocienda’s work influences gameplay is {{that a}} participant can spell “s’ mores,” which incorporates an apostrophe, one factor many phrase video video games couldn’t help.

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A screenshot from Up Spell, from Ken Kocienda, the creator of autocorrect on iOS.

The psychological strain of 2020 was moreover a key have an effect on throughout the design of Up Spell, according to Kocienda.

“I made Up Spell a two-minute recreation with out so much in the way in which during which of gameplay gimmicks,” Kocienda says. “You merely spell phrases. 2020 has been a troublesome 12 months for everyone, and usually taking out two minutes to think about nothing nevertheless spelling a lot of phrases is solely the kind of correct sort of stress reliever. I hope Up Spell brings of us just a little bit stunning happiness to their 2020.”

Whereas Kocienda hopes Up Spell makes some struggling by the use of 2020 just a little bit happiness, players who buy the game can put just a little bit good once more out into the world. Up Spell, which is a one-time purchase of $1.99, will ship 25 cents of each purchase to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

IGN has reached out to Kocienda to ask if he plans to convey Up Spell to Android devices as properly.

Joseph Knoop is a creator/producer for IGN, and


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