Become a spelling ace or just beat the highest score in this arcade spelling contest. The challenge is ON! 8 letters, up to 100 words and 120 seconds to spell them out. Compete against other players via leaderboards and become real Ace Of Words.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mostly Positive (75 reviews) - 74% of the 75 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (364 reviews) - 68% of the 364 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 13, 2016

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May 24

Update - v1.002 - release of IT language

Hi everyone,

game is updated with Italian language.

Vedran Klanac,
creator of Ace Of Words

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May 24

Update v1.001 - release of FR and NL languages

Hi everyone,

with today's update we have released following languages:

  • French
  • Dutch

Next on our agenda for this week is release of Italian!

Vedran Klanac
creator of Ace Of Words

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About This Game

Become a spelling ace or just beat the highest score in this arcade spelling contest. The game will challenge you with maximum of 100 words from its dictionary and your goal is to figure them all within 120 seconds. Once you beat the round you will earn the time bonus and get a new challenge. How far can you go?

You can compete with other players via Steam Leaderboards system.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound compatible
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (75 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (364 reviews)
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garinis01
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
fun and simple
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zooanimles
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
it is not letting me play
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Canopy
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
Learning new words
Helpful? Yes No Funny
freekeyman
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
wonderful game :)
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DMC775
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Good game!
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dei mam 1337
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
amazing
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bluebear
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
can't recommend this game because its dictionary is pretty ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and that in a all the languages I've tried...
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Exodia Chân Trái
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 23
GOod game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Ace Of Words, a game about guessing words. You get some letters and you have to figure out what the word is.

Pro's:

- You can learn new words
- Smooth layout
- Achievements and cards

Cons:

- Not an orginal idea
- MANY misspelled words
- Missing MANY words
- Music starts to annoy you in about 5 min
- WAY TOO expensive

Conclusion:
Nope. The game isn't complete and its too expensive. Only play it if you got it for free.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
My cat loves it!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
♥♥♥♥ is a word, but ♥♥♥♥♥ is not. I don't want to live in a world where there isn't multiple ♥♥♥♥♥. 2/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
48 of 61 people (79%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 7, 2015
Played for a while, enjoying the game.

Tried to use the word "TRUE" and it's not in the dictionary.

WTF?!?!

0/10

A word game needs to have a valid dictionary.
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42 of 53 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 25
*Don't think my hours on record means anything, as I just idled it for the cards

I have never played such a non-entity of a game before. Sure, there have been games that made me think certain developers should be legally withheld from making more games, but this, this makes me question the very core essence of a programs existence. It's not so much "how?" it was made, but "why?" it was made. As in, why do I have to install this? Why isn't this just part of Steam as a feature? Or more accurately, why isn't this a free flash game on the internet? Oh wait, it is. In various fashions.

What this game does isn't very unique. Typing and word learning games have been around maybe since they've had visual GUIs and an ability to input text in a computer (and earlier before that with things like Scrabble). Their biggest strides came in the 90's with Mavis Beacon, JumpStart Typing and even Mario himself.

Then people got bored with just mastering their WPMs, and thankfully SEGA fixed that with Typing of the Dead. As they realised there needs to be more of a goal to achieve, and thanks to TOTD, plenty of others have actually tried to be more edutainment rather than just stiff educational tools. They actually offer something, and if not some kind of engaging single player challenge, they have multiplayer, like Words with Friends.

Ace of Words on the other hand, has done nothing to further the cause of mastery of the english language. It's by no means a regression, but trying to think of what this game actually does well enough to be considered a game worth playing... well, there is none. You just... turn it on, play it for 90 seconds and then you're done. Maybe you try it once more, but climbing the leaderboard just isn't enough. There's no progression at all here. It doesn't even attempt to teach you new words.

This is one of the most forgettable games in my library, and what you see is what you get. I can't imagine that there are people clamoring for something so no frills, so lacking in personality, as there are so many more games that would be better to play that actually get you involved.

Better word games on Steam:
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered
A pseudo RPG where you learn new words and relearn the definitions of old ones. Collect gems and buy better weapons to make your words hurt more. Really fun progression system.

Typing of The Dead: Overkill
What better way to test your WPMs than when the only way to survive is to go faster? Must go faster.

Bookworm Series
An oldie, but a goodie. Only problem is that they lack modern Steam support/features like the cloud or achievements. Still really quality titles.

This game just gives me an air of people that just didn't try hard enough. Like, just because it was a game about words, they only had to put in the minimal effort. They wanted to remain in their little box and tried to be as inoffensive as possible and be as uncreative as they could, and write it off as "Oh, it's just for some lame educational game! I don't REALLY have to try!". To me, a game being as inoffensive as possible is just as offensive as the worst games ever made. This game is as cynical as they come, and it doesn't even have to say a word.

There was a time when something like Ace of Words would have been useful. That time was the late 1980's. Thankfully, we have moved on, and so should you. To better games.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
93.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 23
I love word games. I love the premise of this one. But I don't love this. It's quite possibly the buggiest game I've played, which doesn't make much sense when you consider that it's basically just '97 wordArt with a clock, database, input and a couple of randomisation and check processes.

I don't like to be so critical of small ventures, and I bet I'd love it if I hadn't already suffered 100 crashes... including ones that stop you from playing for days!
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 14, 2015
I've got quite a few hours into this game, and since I own it I play occasionally to complete the achievements, but it's nothing I'd recommend buying. A very basic game with a terrible dictionary that was previously free.

Most prominently, keystroke detection is too slow. You'll be typing away words like "sates" and "sate" and "seats" and "seat" and their various permutations and possibly only get half of them due to the poor response time.

The GUI is utterly basic with only a handful of options/menu choices, and as a fan of GameHouse games like Text Twist this is pretty disappointing. You can only play, restart, or quit, and there are no other modes besides timed play. Hint feature is unlocked after a certain percentage of words have been entered correctly and can be used an unlimited number of times to get enough words to unlock the next level.

Actually, the Hint feature is the best part about this game; the dictionary is so bad that you'll need it to move onto the next unnumbered level. Certain proper names and places like "Rosie" and "Paris" are in the dictionary, but basic words like "err" and "oes" aren't. I'm not sure why "Tesla" is in this but "Kant" isn't.

If it's in a cheap Steam key bundle, you might as well pick it up. It drops trading cards and has some easy achievements. But this is not worth $3.99.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 26
Got to rank 24 then tried to switch to windowed mode so I went to the main menu after finishing a round. Tried to continue but there was no option to. It erased my progress and reset my score to 0. Quit shortly after.

Pros:
  • Fun game for the first few rounds (if you're into this type of game).
  • Climbing ranks is easy. Decent ego boost.
  • Straightforward. What you see is what you get.

Cons:
  • It gets old very quickly.
  • Climbing ranks is easy because there are very few people who play.
  • Simple interface. Could very well be a basic flash game.
If you want an anagram puzzle, there is an abundance of free-to-play browser versions that are better designed and optimized. This being on sold on Steam at a cost is not entirely justified.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 20
Doesn't support screen resolution lower than 1366x760. On 4:5 screen.
Other than that, it gets boring pretty fast.
And music. 10 seconds of something you can't call "music". And it plays forever during whole gameplay.
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