Synonymy is a non-profit, educational word game narrated by Richard Dawkins where players are challenged to find a path between random words through their network of synonyms. By taking the synonym of a word, and then a synonym of that synonym, and so on, you can ultimately arrive at any other word in a language.
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Mixed (44) - 47% of the 44 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 12, 2014

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“Synonymy is about the blurry edges of words that make carefully choosing them so much fun, the slight inflections you can add to draw connections.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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Synonymy is a non-profit, educational word game narrated by Richard Dawkins where players are challenged to find a path between random words through their network of synonyms. By taking the synonym of a word, and then a synonym of that synonym, and so on, you can ultimately arrive at any other word in a language.

The game supports multiplayer, and weekly challenges in which users can compete globally on set start and end words. Every time a path is uncovered by a user, it is tweeted from @synonymygame and posted to our Facebook page. All profits go to educational charities.

A visualization of the game's network can be seen here -- http://tinyurl.com/med6g8b -- In order to compute relative distance, all synonyms were mapped using 3d graphing software, as if each word were a planet that had a gravitational pull proportional to its number of relationships to other nodes. Above is a 2D representation of that model, a 40,000 x 40,000 rendering.

Music by Daduk

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Adobe AIR required: http://get.adobe.com/air/
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Adobe AIR required: http://get.adobe.com/air/
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6+
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8+
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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