A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Android
How can you go from a word like 'morbid' to a word like 'ecstatic'? Or from 'fastidious' to 'vigil'?
Synonymy is a game of finding the paths 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 the English language. (more languages forthcoming!)
Full Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1cu0i-4gb8
The full version of 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.
Synonymy is the first game by filmmaker Christopher Cinq-Mars Jarvis and is narrated by world-renowned author and biologist, Richard Dawkins.
All profits go to various charitable, education-based foundations.
** Works best using iPhone 5/iPad 2 or later and iOS8. Requires iOS7 or later. The game seems to work on older devices but performance might suffer. Please address any concerns to www.synonymy-game.com/#contact
A visualization of the game's network can be seen here -- http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/159329 -- 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 image.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files: