Proke


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TrickyProkeProke, a word game by Peter Hastings, is all about vocabulary building... literally! The goal of it is to build a mighty tower to the heavens, and your only tools are quick thinking and linguistic fortitude. While racing the clock, type a word with the designated prefix, suffix, or, for extra height, both. The more words you type, the higher your little yellow stick-guy will build. Extra points can be scored for typing the letters that appear in Bonus Bubbles, or doing combos of words with same prefix/suffix.

Proke is a light kind of game, but it's very addictive. The only real goal is a high score, but sometimes that's enough. There are also different ranks to unlock by completing certain tasks, and some of them are killer. 15 words with "w" and "k" in them in a single round?! Yikes. Still, even if means cracking open volumes of the ol' OED, Proke will have great appeal to everyone's inner word-nerd.

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Uh, am I missing something? Why can't I use the letters S, W, V, or Z?

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oh, nevermind, it's the Mac's weird magic mapping my dvorak keyboard to qwerty. Those keys are all symbols on a qwerty keyboard. that's annoying.

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A delightfully challenging vocabulary game!

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Bobin Hood Author Profile Page March 7, 2012 5:48 PM

if you add an 's' to all words with the three letters you start with as well as for example
provoke provokes provoking provoked; they all work

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This is a fun one. Am I missing it or is there no way to add more time. It's just one minute? That's the only downfall...the continuous word building would be a blast for word nerds.

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elle: Each checkpoint you reach adds time to the clock. You can store up a lot of time if you're quick.

Anyway, this game is awesome. Can't put it down. My best so far is 37289 meters =)

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arachne Author Profile Page March 7, 2012 7:10 PM

I don't have a qwerty-keyboard, which makes this game impossible. Too bad... : (

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MasterTonbury Author Profile Page March 7, 2012 8:34 PM

Love it! Getting to Rank 9 is a pain (how many times I mistyped "equiexcellency"), but it sure feels good.

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sonicscrewdriver Author Profile Page March 8, 2012 12:39 AM

Simple but well executed.

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zbeeblebrox Author Profile Page March 8, 2012 2:16 AM

This is fun! The creator could easily make this a much longer game by simply adding a mechanic that allows the countdown to increase. That and a very slow gradient toward purple to black as the tower gets higher. :)

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cjquines Author Profile Page March 8, 2012 2:53 AM

I do not find this difficult at all. Seriously, Major Scrabble buff? Already memorized 90% of the CSW? Really? This is not much of a challenge for me. But it may be good for the unenlightened humanoids of this universe. Also, the BTD5 walkthrough will have such a massive delay, it won't probably be finished at all.

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jcfclark Author Profile Page March 8, 2012 10:37 AM

choice of a 'timed' or 'untimed' mode would be much more enjoyable

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elbottso Author Profile Page March 8, 2012 11:01 AM

I keep getting trojan horse threats when I click "play proke". Just lettin ya know.

[The game is fine, I assure you. I've scanned the site, I've had my web hosting provider scan the site, and JIG is free from malware of any kind. -Jay]

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jcfclark Author Profile Page March 9, 2012 8:41 AM

Timed mode would be much more thought-provoking. As it is, I'm only concerned with how fast I can correctly type simple words.

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elbottso Author Profile Page March 9, 2012 10:53 AM

@Jay

See, I knew I wasn't crazy ;)

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Orangurumi Author Profile Page March 9, 2012 5:08 PM

Ah! Absolutely love it! It's a real-life FUNdamental game! Cute and simplistic; its just plain addicting! I'd love to see it as an i-phone game. (P.S.- Yes! Just reached rank 3 with a highscore of 1404! Woo hoo!)

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is it just me or is "Use 15 words that have the letters W and K" ridiculously hard? because of it, i can't get to Rank 8

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e7odie, I used a few of the same words and changed their tense when I had the right prefix/suffix available. A few examples:

working (workers, workably, reworked)
awakened (reawakes, awakening)
winkers (winking, winked)
wicked (wickedest, wicking)
knowledge (knowledgeable, acknowledge, knowing)
wonky (wonkier, wonkiest)
awkward (awkwardly, awkwardness)

When you have a few choice root words, it's easier to just plug 'em in. Hope that helps!

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thanks Trinn, that really did help. i just had to have a list of words to look at while i was going along. now i just have to do it again with Q and X for the next rank *sigh*

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Somehow I got to Rank 9. It might have destroyed my brain though.

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cesmith50 Author Profile Page August 6, 2012 6:00 PM

needs a bigger dictionary. Granualized is a word right?...

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Nope, sorry it's not. Perhaps you're thinking of granular/granularized?

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lycyfyrsam Author Profile Page August 24, 2012 8:32 AM

only thing it needs is a place for global scores.

it's not as beautifully designed as word machine [to which it elsewise shares quite a few similarities] but it plays just about as well.

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