E3 2016 Preview: Worcle Worlds
Lightwood Games let me try out a demo of their other upcoming game, Worcle Worlds, recently. Check out my impressions below!
Worcle Worlds is super addictive! I had so much fun playing the demo of this game. As with my preview of Word Logic by POWGI, I won’t be talking about the controls of the game in its current state because they will be very different when the game comes to Wii U and 3DS. Today, I’ll just focus on the content of the demo and how it’ll change in the final version.
What is Worcle Worlds? If you’ve ever played the game Zuma, Worcle Worlds looks a little like that, but plays a bit differently from that. The goal of Worcle Worlds is to send balls with letters in them up to meet other letter balls and eventually make words. The more words you make, the more points you’ll get. In the actual game, the difficulty will get a lot harder as you go, but that wasn’t present in the demo. I didn’t get to hear what the game’s music or sound effects would be like either. It was a bare bones demo, but creating the different words, by accident or on purpose, was a lot of fun anyway.
The mode I played in the demo was described to me as an “Endless mode” that was stuck in the “Autumnal World”. Basically, the mode never ended and you could just keep making words and getting points till you got tired. I really enjoyed this mode and I liked how you would accidently create words on occasion. It was a pretty simple mode, but I found myself addicted it. Lightwood Games said that this mode will probably appear in the final game (hope so), though the focus of the actual Worcle Worlds will be on other modes such as a story mode. I can see myself being even more addicted to the final game. And I love that the game will have a huge multiplayer section! The demo does have the local two-player mode available but I wasn’t able to try that out. I’m very excited about Worcle Worlds multiplayer, especially for the 3DS version because it‘ll have local play, download play, and online!
I think the multiplayer sounds fantastic. My dad and I are both puzzle game fans and we are looking forward to playing against each other in the final game!
With a story mode of 10 worlds, a local multiplayer mode, online play, and download play on the 3DS, Worcle Worlds sounds like it’ll be a real treat for puzzle fans when it comes out in October. The game will be available on both Wii U and 3DS! I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
Thank you to Lightwood Games for letting me try a demo of Worcle Worlds!