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Synonymy

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Synonymy is a non-profit, educational word game narrated by Richard Dawkins where players are challenged to find a path between random words through their network of synonyms. By taking the synonym of a word, and then a synonym of that synonym, and so on, you can ultimately arrive at any other word in a language.

The game supports multiplayer, and weekly challenges in which users can compete globally on set start and end words. Every time a path is uncovered by a user, it is tweeted from @synonymygame and posted to our Facebook page. All profits go to educational charities.

A visualization of the game's network can be seen here -- http://tinyurl.com/med6g8b -- In order to compute relative distance, all synonyms were mapped using 3d graphing software, as if each word were a planet that had a gravitational pull proportional to its number of relationships to other nodes. Above is a 2D representation of that model, a 40,000 x 40,000 rendering.

Music by Daduk
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Developer
Christopher Cinq-Mars Jarvis
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Cinq-Mars Media
Publisher
Christopher Cinq-Mars Jarvis, Cinq-Mars Media
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+
Website
http://www.synonymy-game.com

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPad Wifi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch Third Gen, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Adobe AIR required: http://get.adobe.com/air/
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Adobe AIR required: http://get.adobe.com/air/

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.6+
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: 10.8+
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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Synonymy reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Synonymy is a game where you are given a starting word and you have to travel trough synonyms of synonyms trying to reach the goal word that you are also given at the start. The game has a difficulty selection, making it enjoyable to people of all ages. The easiest difficulty usually gives you very common words, where the paths are more obvious. But on the hardest difficulty, the words start to be a little more complex, not so common, making it challenging for older people. Since you can see the definition of every single word it's a very educational game - even for adults - you may learn a word or two that you didn't know before, specially on the harder difficulty settings. You probably won't play this game for hours and hours in a row but rather on short bursts of time several times. The game also features "seeds" (or pass-codes), a 5 character code that you and your friends can enter on the beginning of the game to ensure you have the same starting word and goal. That way you can compare your scores at the end. There's also a global leaderboard, where you can see the the score, starting and goal words of the most recently played games around the world, along with its pass-code in case you want to try the same challenge by yourself. I absolutely recommend it. It is very cheap too. Get it.
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Synonyms, and their synonyms Immediately say, I tried to give the game a chance. But The review will still be negative. Synonymy-a game consisting of words in English. Our task is that we have to find a synonym for the given word, and then a synonym to the chosen, and so on. Gameplay: Given A word, and a bunch of words that can be synonymous with it. We Poke at the word, it becomes the source, and the remaining words are updated. That'S just I did not understand why nothing happens when I on the word "REPAIR"-repair, press the word "FEE"-the fee. They are also replaced, there is no loss, there is nothing. Picture: All Words of different colors, and everything is done on a black background. Generalization and Trivia: 1) No Russian language. It is very sad, because I know English words only on school/around, and in the game there are even unknown. Constantly Watch the dictionary/translator is not happy at all. 2) No achievements. 3) No cards. 4) Strange gameplay. 5) Generally strange game... 6) Multi-player Game. As? There from the menu only New Game, Continue and Exit. Bottom Line: In General, the game did not like, I caught the gist, and what the developer wanted to do, but how it is done... It'S weird. But If you are with English on you, not "London is the capital...", and love such "puzzles", do not even know how to call such games, the game you will like. Sincerely, Aikiro, Speakers Ste @ m.
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