Word Bath

Word Bath is a digital version of Speed Scrabble. Players attempt to make a set of words out of the 5 letters they have. If a player runs out of tiles, each player must grab a new tile. Players can rearrange their letters as much as they need but must always have a full set of words to get a new tile. The player who runs out of tiles first wins.

Role: Design, Branding, UX, Concept


 

Given the fast nature of the game, I wanted it to feel minimal but also very responsive and slick. I kept things quite flat but when you pick up a tile, it literally lifts off the screen, and you could flick it around like with a real tile.

 Launch screen.

Launch screen.

 Countdown sfter pressing "New game."

Countdown sfter pressing "New game."

 Drag-and-drop of letters.

Drag-and-drop of letters.

 Solo player in "Race" mode.

Solo player in "Race" mode.


 

It was also important to visualize the actual physical nature of the gameplay. The pile of blank squares at the top represents the user's remaining letters left to use. This makes it look and feel almost like a real life game.

 Gameplay.

Gameplay.

 In-app chat.

In-app chat.

 Loser screen.

Loser screen.

 Winner screen.

Winner screen.


 

A small amount of personalization was also involved in the design. If a user wanted to, they could change the default background color to their favorite pink or purple.

 Adding friends, and changing your background.

Adding friends, and changing your background.

 A pink background.

A pink background.

 Stats screen.

Stats screen.

 Choose an opponent.

Choose an opponent.