Do they give awards for "Most Inventive Re-Imagining of a Classic Paper Game"? If so, I nominate Hanged for iPhone (which should also be in the running for "Best Stop-Motion Love Story" and "Game Most Likely to Make You Pull Out Your iPhone and Tell Friends, 'You Gotta See This!'")
If that sounds like a lot of gushing for what is essentially Hangman: Extreme Makeover Edition, it's because Hanged is such a clever and pleasant surprise.
The game has no menus, no instructions--it is just Hangman, after all. I don't want to spoil the experience by describing specific details, but I will say you're in for a visually breathtaking treat.
And an emotional one. Hanged manages to weave a dramatic (if brief) love story into the unlikeliest of scenarios, one that plays out via stop-motion claymation. You really have to admire the creativity behind it.
And that's Hanged in a nutshell: a creative twist on Hangman and a valentine to the classic paper game. It's the best 99 cents you can spend on a game (this week).
I'd love to see what the developer can do with Dots.