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mkcorley
10-30-2007, 10:50 AM
Hi -
I am interested in your feedback on a new crossword-type puzzle game. My husband and I have been working on this for the last couple months and we would like to put it out there for comments.

Scoop is a five minute crossword puzzle with fresh news headlines. Scoop gathers actual headlines from all across the internet to create unlimited, unique crossword puzzles across nine different categories. Players complete the puzzles by solving headlines from the day's top new stories.

Interested in any feedback including but not limited to:
- performance issues
- game concept/design

http://playscoop.com/imgs/scoop_gridLarge.jpg
http://playscoop.com/imgs/scoop_topstoriesLarge.jpg

Download for Windows:
Scoop: Windows PC (2000/xp/vista) (http://www.red-mercury.com/windows/Scoop_Install.exe)

Download for Mac:
Scoop: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher (http://www.red-mercury.com/mac/scoop.dmg)

Thanks for your help.
melissa

papillon
10-30-2007, 11:12 AM
That's an interesting idea, but it looks/sounds more like a community webgame than something to download. (It sounds like it should tie in neatly to portals like Yahoo that have both games and news!)

Desktop Gaming
10-30-2007, 11:13 AM
Looks nice enough, nice idea too.

Slightly concerned about what trouble you could get into though for A) sucking up bandwidth and B) Printing the names of the sources which could be seen as endorsement.

You got permission for all of this? I'd be really careful if not.