They just release PC, iPhone, and online versions of Word Power. If you're familiar with the magazine, then you'll know that Word Power was a word matching quiz they ran each month. Spinning this one section of the magazine out into its own app was a clever idea.
From the press release:
Reader's Digest, the world's largest global editorial brand, in partnership with Fit Brains, the leader in brain fitness, brings its popular Word Power™ to mobile devices and PCs with the launch of a suite of digital games focused on promoting healthy brain activity. The Word Power launch is a connected experience of digital games including Word Power: Brain Spark, the iPhone word scramble game; Word Power: Recharged, the free online edition for PCs featuring a variety of word and vocabulary challenges; and Word Power: The Green Revolution, a paid downloadable game that challenges players to solve word scrambles and vocabulary questions.
The Word Power: Brain Spark app is user friendly and features bright, colorful graphics with thousands of word puzzles to solve. If you're stumped on a word, you can use the shake-to-shuffle feature to keep you in the game. The Word Power: Brain Spark app, which is available for $2.99 via Apple's iTunes store, features three diverse game modes offering players hours of word-solving fun:
- Quick Word – Unscramble five- to seven-letter words, spelling additional substitute words for extra points.
- Full Game – Unscramble full sentences and solve a variety of vocabulary challenges.
- Classic – Solve as many classic vocabulary challenges as you can in 60 seconds.
Word Power: Recharged is a free online game, available on ReadersDigest.com and Fitbrains.com and other leading portals, which includes the Full Game and Classic game modes, in addition to an expanded Classic section with a variety of vocabulary challenges.
Word Power: The Green Revolution ($19.99) is a paid downloadable puzzle-solving brain game available for purchase at ReadersDigest.com, Fitbrains.com and other leading portals. The game combines the best of popular word games with a progressive, Green Energy tycoon meta game. Start your very own Green Energy business and create a fleet of cutting edge energy generators to power local cities and help them clean up their act. Overthrow greedy competitors, and help start a Green Revolution!
- Plan a variety of challenging word mini-games that deliver endless hours of word-solving fun.
- Meet over a dozen unique characters, and provide power to a variety of cities across 16 different maps.
- Earn money and build up to 18 different energy generators to become a successful Green Energy Tycoon.