Here’s how the game works. Pixtaword pulls six images from live Instagram pictures, which act as hints. You just need to guess the right word that all the images reference.
You don’t have to guess blind, however. You will be presented with a list of possible letters in the clue word, as well as a number of blank spots that let you know how long the final word needs to be.
This game can be fiendishly difficult, as the developers note on the App Store page: “It’s not always easy, it might just be a tiny logo in one picture or even an idea that the images portray.”
Right now, Pixtaword includes1000 levels, with “many more” on the way. The clues are developed through what’s hot on Instagram, so it can be anything from a logo to a celebrity to type of food.
Categories included in Pixtaword include food, animals, landmarks, movies, music, TV, and famous faces.
The latest version of the app is Version 1.1, which added the ability to earn coins for sharing posts about the app on Twitter or Facebook. Additionally, bug fixes and stability improvements have been made.
Overall, this is a fun casual game that has a surprisingly high level of difficulty. If you’re looking for a game that is more than just a casual time waster, Pixtaword is a pleasant brain teaser. Plus, the Instagram images are lovely to look at.
Overall, this fun game comes highly recommended to fans of puzzles, pop culture, photography, or brain teasers.
Pixtaword requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.