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.
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Mixed (13 reviews) - 53% of the 13 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 13, 2016

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July 15

Update v1.003 - Windows ONLY - Crash reporting system

Hi everyone,

from time to time we get reports that game crashes on the launch or at some point and usually it's quite tedious to catch the bug without proper information.

I'm happy to announce that we have integrated crash reporting system in Ace Of Words.

In general if your game crashes, game will generate 3 files in the same folder where your main executable file is:

  • OceanMedia-Crash-Instructions.txt

  • OceanMedia-CrashReport.txt
  • OceanMedia-CrashDump.dmp

First file on the list is obvious, describes what to do in this case.
Other two files is what we need and just simply email them to and we'll take it from there.

This will help us a lot to improve the game and cure terminal bugs.

Vedran Klanac,
creator of Ace Of Words

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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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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

    • 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
    • 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
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Mixed (13 reviews)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
*not able to connect to server and download Steam Leaderboards* - no luck for several days, and with this the achievements are gone too, just not getting registered..... &%$# FIX IT! It's not interesting to play such a quiz game without those features! Also I beg for alternative skins / color schemes for the interface. Also, fullscreen mode doesn't work - active zone visually sticks to the corner of the screen, while functional buttons' zones remain in the center, where they should be. Aside of that the game is cool, I've had real fun trying to invent new lexical forms of english language in zeitnot, surprisingly I even succeeded a couple of times! Recommended for intermediate language students who can put up with technical problems.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
very basic word game. a bit expensive for what it is, there are better word games around.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Very bad port from mobile. Completely not responsive mouse interface, the board even unable to fit the whole screen and it appears in the left bottom corner in 1/4 scale. Prize 5 euro is taken from cosmos - don't but it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Product received for free
Didn't know that there's a word "NFKRZ". - **/10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This is an interesting game from a certain point of view. I enjoyed playing it, does have a special graphic and game mechanics, the overall sound is okay. Keeps you entertained and satisfied.
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48 of 61 people (79%) found this review helpful
13 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.



A word game needs to have a valid dictionary.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
When you play for the first time, this game you actually will be bored. Becouse this game is for kids or something like this. When you playing this game, you'll say: " WTF m8 I spended 5 dollars for this game?"
So yeah, this game is so bored, and actually you can find like this one at the NET.

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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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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
94.2 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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24 of 28 people (86%) 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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[bluestreak] Silov93
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Posted: September 20
Fun and cool game, hope that more games will be on this principe and improved :)
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Posted: September 19
Ace of Words is one of these games I'm interested in for a potential educationnal value. So testing it was changing me from the F2P Lost Lands/Clover Tales or other hidden objects games (and Killing Floor 2 that keeps crashing on me since another update of theirs).

Do you know anagrams and Scrabble? Well, it's kinda a mix of them. You're given a list of letters and it's up to you to make the maximum words. The default mode isn't allowing you for 7 or 8 letters, so, go to the options and activate it, so that you will be able to make some achievements.

You can see the number of words available and they're revealed to you on the upper part of the screen. However, in order to access a new puzzle and keep your previous score, you need to reach the 100% bar. Also, you need to reach a certain level before unlocking the hint option.

But the best is that you change language. I could play in French, though I switched back to English. I'm maybe lacking words but at least, I'm not being frustrated. Let me explain: the game doesn't allow for words existing in French with accents. And trust me, there are a lot like that, that you can make but as the dictionnary included doesn't allow you to put them, you're frustrated.

It's the same for English. Where Letter Quest: Grim's Journey allows you a lot of words, Ace of Words is restricting. However, I'm surprise sometimes: some words are really weird and probably derives from scientific langages. Too bad, you don't have any little definition with it.

Anyway, Ace of Words is really a good game to exercise your vocabulary if you're not an English speaker for example. It's a real good moment to pass with it. Perhaps the price is high for that kind of game but yeah, if you can buy it during a sale or when it's bundled, go for it!
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