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August 04, 2009

a new bonte game: must pop words

Must pop words is live! Well the moment is here, my brand new bonte game is launched. As announced it's a word themed game (since I made it for the MochiMedia word game competition). I hope you enjoy it! If you like it, please spread the link, share it, digg it, tweet it, but above all play it! Cheers! See you in the highscores?

85 comments:

Anonymous said...

First!!!

Anonymous said...

Second! ;)

bunny said...

:D i love word games... lets give it a try...

bunny said...

oh no! it's not working for me :( does anyone else have this problem... i have windows vista, using internet explorer 8... had some probs with a couple of other sites not working too...

Bart said...

what exactly is not working bunny?

Anonymous said...

Mine works fine..
my score was 2293

bunny said...

well when i click the link it opens in a new tab in internet explorer, but there is just a black box where i assume the game should be loading... but nothing happens even if i wait a while.
i think it might be my internet explorer settings or something to do with vista but i havnt figured it out yet :(

Bart said...

@bunny: can you reach www.mochiads.com?

Anonymous said...

Very nice :)

bunny said...

yeh i can... i dont think its to do with flash or anything, it might be to do with cookies... ??

Bart said...

@bunny: I don't thinks so, can you play http://www.bartbonte.com/meandthekey ? or is it the same problem?

bunny said...

its the same problem..
i have a new laptop with windows vista, i didnt have a problem before with my old laptop that had windows XP because i played 'me and the key' on there but still unsure of the cause of the problem...

bunny said...

oh scrap that! me and the key is working!

Bart said...

@bunny: you might have an older flash player and might try installing the latest over here:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Cheers!

bunny said...

i tried that and it didnt work... :( oh well... ill try and sort out the problem or else ill have to play on the old PC!
thanks anyway...

Anonymous said...

It is so cute! Worth the wait,also. This woill be great for kids,too.Keep at it,Bart!Thanks.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH its out! i like the idea of using the same character as in "me and the key," that was neat!

brons said...

woot, I had number 1 high schore for a bit, 8k =). Onto to criticism, good game, but I feel it's been done before, and I don't think it accepts some words, I had a problem with words such as intimate and inmate.

Anonymous said...

had you typed the words once before? I noticed that it didnt let me do the same word twice

which is good. worked my brain.

Anonymous said...

had you typed the words once before? I noticed that it didnt let me do the same word twice

which is good. worked my brain.

Bobette said...

yay!!! new game time!!! here goes nothing...

seqiro@comcast.net said...

I love word games, so I like this. My only criticism would be that sometimes the bonus is unattainable because, for example, it asks you get to four three-letter words but you are far enough into the game that you have to use a minimum of four letters.

Thanks for the game and all your work here!

Bobette said...

nice game, bart!!! just to let you know, you can do plurals, and it let me repeat words. Out of curiosity, how is this game scored?

Chris Candy said...

A really great game, although my mother tongue is not English. (Is there a Version in other language planed???)

What's kind of strange on this game is that some bonuses can not be cleared coz it's hard to write five two-letter words when the words must at least have e.g. three letters :-D

DarthMom said...

congratulations, bart! good game!!!
i'm sure you will work out any bugs.
my first attempt got me #13 on the high scores... won't last long though with only 4711 points. :o)
nice touch how at the end of the game the words that were typed in the game scroll up.
i'll share it with friends and on facebook.
ps~ like that you brought the penguin into this game

Anonymous said...

I was on my way to a decent high score, then my laptop totally shut down and got really HOT! It seems ok now so I"ll try the game again as I really like it.

Nevermore said...

Great game Bart!
You should be proud.

Nevermore said...

@ bunny
try right click on the blank game screen, change allowed storage to
1 meg

Had similar problem with another game. This worked for me.

bunny said...

YAY got it working eventually... it was something to do with my internet security settings i think... :)

Anonymous said...

Great game, but I wish there were some instructions... I had no idea that I could use 2 letter words at the beginning (most word games start with a minimum of 3, so I guess I just assumed) or that some words couldn't be used more than once. It was strange though, I definitely used a couple words more than once, but others I couldn't

Anonymous said...

Very fun! 3104. I lost when it said 4 letter words and up. For some reason it didn't accept and nation :x

Bart said...

Some clarifications:

The word list was provided by dictionary.com, so if there's any words missing just report and I'll add them.

There are some plurals in the list, not for every word, so that's why the instructions say not to use plurals.

You can retype multiple times the same word, no problem.

Missions that are not possible should not be shown, that should be covered.

When you type a word that is not in the list, but a shorter word starting from the beginning is in the list, the shorter word gets accepted (I did this to not punish you for a plural that's not in the list for example).

When you type a longer word, but it's not possible to build this word with the letters on screen, nothing gets accepted. Everything you type should be possible to form with the words on screen.


Cheers and enjoy!

saber said...

really cool game !

DarthMom said...

i'm getting better!!! 7505!!

Lichen Fairy said...

cool. ;)

passionforpuzzles said...

Bart, this is yet another great game, also to test your knowledge of English words.

Miss Piggy said...

YAY!!! It's here!!!

I was on another site and then everyone got worried cos i just yelled YESSSSSS!!! It's here!

Anonymous said...

Yay Bart nice one! Glad to see our penguin friend is back, I think he needs a name! Hows about Penbart? lol,
Nat Dawn B xx

Anonymous said...

Ah, after playing a few more times, I figured out what was happening with the words that weren't getting accepted more than once. Let's say I tried typing in "ties", but since plurals aren't accepted, the word "tie" was accepted instead. Then when the words have to be 4 letters or longer "ties" will no longer be accepted. Stupidity on my part, not an issue with the game, oops! It's really a challenge to not be able to use plurals, especially when you get to the 5 letters or more level...

Brazilian girl said...

Bart,
it would be nice to have an option to chose language (as portuguese, for example) because I shared the game with some of my friends from Brazil and we think it would be easier for us if it was in portuguese, so that we can play head to head with people that speak english as their mother tongue.

Brownie said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!NEW GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!1

LxN said...

Yay, give us a version like for different languages e.g.

french
german
spanish
italian

: )

Anonymous said...

i wish the same... but portuguese!!!! brasil!

Anonymous said...

lots of brazilians visiting bontegames!

Anonymous said...

Will load, but it won't play for me.:-(
Running XP, all other Bonte games are ok, and I have the latest Flash player.?????

brazilian girl said...

Yes, PORTUGUESE, pleeease!

Anonymous said...

I've just spotted your clever little feature after finishing the game, all your personal words appear on screen behind the score! Very clever my dear Bart
Nat Dawn B x

Anonymous said...

3315 fun!

Margaret said...

This is so very addictive. Thanks for the wonderful game!

Pinopicle said...

good game - still had a problem where "type 5 2-letter words" but the minimum was 4 letters.

Also - definitely need a pause feature!! DH needed me to fix his pants and I almost lost because of it (but I didn't!)

Not too challenging though, I played for like 45 min and still didn't lose so I had to quit for time....

Bart said...

Thanks for letting me know! There was indeed another bug in the game with the missions to do 5 2-letters words or 4 3-letterwords when 2 and 3 letter word were no longer allowed.

I have just uploaded a new version of the game with a correction for that bug! Cheers!

Lichen Fairy said...

won't accept Vatican.
did accept Athens though.

Nice game, though I'm not really good at it. Man I wish I could type faster ...

:)

almighteens said...

Isn't there any possibility to create a version where you can choose out of different common languages?

brazilian girl said...

almighteens, you have my total suport!

Anonymous said...

PORTUGUEEEEESE!!!

Anonymous said...

yes,it does need pause.also,wghy does the box get so hot?this is new so it scares me.anyone?

Anonymous said...

Nice work! Love your games :-)

Bobette said...

great game, love the penguin, though I am less than wonderful at it. I'm not complaining, because I live in the States, but it would be good to have some other language versions, especially for all the Brazilian friends we have.

Anonymous said...

Bart - the game would not accept "WAS" or "MAIM."

could u add 2 list?

thx.

Playerette said...
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Anonymous said...

"HAS" is shortened to "HA"

Personally, I'd prefer it not accept shortened versions of what I put in. A lot of times, if I misspell something, it'll take a very shortened version of my longer word and then I can't correct my mistake because the letters are gone.

I'm playing this game non-stop... thank you so much!

Jith Not A Jedi said...

Great game!

It wouldn't accept "RAN" though ):

Anonymous said...

KEEP VOTING FOR BART'S CUP!!!
HE HAS 2037 VOTES

HIS ONLY COMPETITION IS GEERT ON PAGE 17,
THIS CUP HAS 1662 VOTES.

Bart said...

Well as I already told before the word list was provided by dictionary.com and there are no conjugations of verbs in the list, sorry ...
The little print in the game instructions says no plurals and no conjugations, cheers!

Anonymous said...

I played this fine once this morning, great game. Now next to the loading bar there is a little padlock and it just won't load. Any ideas?

mike_g said...

Hi
I haven't seen any info about how the scoring works. Do you get more points for longer words? Do you get a bonus for clearing the screen? Are there scrabble-like points for more difficult letters? (Q, X, Z, J, etc.) It would be cool if those were implemented.
Great game, though. Thanks!

mike_g said...

Also, there is some extreme frustration with it taking shorter words. Like "alm" when you type in "almost", or "free" instead of "freedom". This happens a lot but not always.

Bart said...

@mike_g scoring a 1 letter word gets you one point, a 2 letter word 1+2 points, a 3 letter word 1+2+3 points etc. but the big scores are definitely the penguin missions so you'll have to find a balance between leaving enough balls for successful missions but not reaching the 50 balls, cheers!

Bart said...

@mike_g both words "almost" and "freedom" are in the word list, so if a smaller word like alm or free is accepted it means not all the letters to build the longer word were present

Lisafashionista said...

I am a straight up addict of this game. Love it love it love it. I hope you win your competition.

Aldarsior said...

If possible, you should try to pull the word list from the scrabble dictionary site (no conjugations, plurals, or proper nouns, and most words that don't meet these distinctions)
If you need help getting the data out of there, let me know and I will give it a shot.

Anonymous said...

would "federals" have been accepted? the 50th ball appeared as i was typing it. Plus, it was the "type an 8-letter word to clear the screen" mission... all the more agonizing!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh - i got up to 'all words must be 6 or more letters! impossible.

Cheen Bean said...

is the link broken? I keep getting "this web page is not available" message but am not having problems with other pages.

Emily said...

I've updated Flash and changed my storage settings and I'm still getting the blank black box that bunny reported. I have Firefox 3.5.2 and IE 6. Any suggestions?

Bart said...

@Emily perhaps you can't reach the mochiads site, how about trying to play it on Kongregate:

http://www.kongregate.com/games/bontegames/must-pop-words?referrer=bontegames

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

HELP!!!

FF 3.5, Windows XP.

Can't click on ENTER. Well, I can click, but there's nothing to indicate an active link to open the game. And yes, my Flash is up to date.

~carbro

Bart said...

You don't need to 'click' on ENTER, you need to press the ENTER key on your keyboard to start. Cheers!

Missy said...

for some reason this game only loads when it feels like it. I'm not sure why, but when I click on it, it begins to load and does the commercial/ad, & after that the screen stays black. No game. This only happens with Must Pop Words also. Anything to suggest? Or anyway this can be fixed? :o)

Anonymous said...

Very addicting game; thank you.

I was confused about why it would not accept the word "DID" but then saw the note about the dictionary not having conjunctions of verbs.

Lots of fun, I play it regularly.

Anonymous said...

Incredibly addictive. This game should come with a warning :)

8014 and counting...

Anonymous said...

Very fun game, but can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make a toggle available to turn off the sound? I'd like to play and listen to music too!

Diana said...

This game is awesome, I'm depressed that it hasn't been working for a few days. =/

(And, of course, a portuguese version would make my year. )

Anonymous said...

I love the game but a lot of the accepted vs. unaccepted words don't make sense. It wouldn't accept "gazing," but it took "grazing" (while in the 4 letters and up category). Sometimes it will accept one ending in -ed (sprayed) or -er prettier but other times it won't (booked, nobler, merrier). There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. And other times there is a word clearly on the board and it won't take it (this has happened frequently with the simplest of words such as "book." It's a really great game though so I wish those glitches were fixed!

Anonymous said...

I tried noggin three times and all it accepted was a word I never knew : nog. Help!

 

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