LetterPad for Apple Watch screenshot 001

In case you had any doubts — yes, some developers are busy writing their first games for the Apple Watch.

But first, let’s get something straight: because Watch apps will initially run as extensions on your iPhone that stream image assets and UI back to your wrist, don’t expect to see graphics-rich shooters playable on your wrist anytime soon.

With that off our back, puzzlers seem like a really good fit for a wrist-worn device like the Watch.

And sure enough, as reported by TouchArcade, a developer that goes by the name of NimbleBit is planning to release Letterpad, an upcoming word puzzler for the iPhone and iPad, with support for the Apple Watch.

Wanna see how it’s going to look and feel like? Read on for the full reveal.

As shown on Nimblebit’s mockup at the top, Letterpad puts a grid of nine letters on the Watch and challenges you to combine them into words relating to a certain topic.

“The game is just about complete at this point, and today NimbleBit have additionally announced that Letterpad will be playable on the forthcoming Apple Watch,” said the publication. And this is what Letterpad for iOS looks like.

LetterPad for iOS iPhone screenshot 001

The game will include about 200 different puzzles and you’ll be able create your own ones and share them with friends.

No release date has been set as of yet and developers did not say whether the Watch edition of Letterpad will use features like the Digital Crown, Force touch or Haptic Engine.

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They’re putting finishing touches on the iOS version ahead of Apple Watch’s release in March and are in a need of beta testers so apply here if interested.

What’s your take on Watch gaming?

Is the wrist really a place to play certain types of games?

Chime in with your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: TouchArcade

  • Star Lord

    But with that battery I don’t think you wanna juice up the battery more.

    • Jeffrey

      True, but it’s always nice to have the option.

      • Steven Code

        Umm maybe IOS has one of the best kernel I’ve ever seen. So we’ll see but I assume that the battery life will be quiet long. But again we’ll see.

      • Carlos Medina

        I hope so cause if it is and at least last more then a few days ill gladly give them my money but as of right now technology has yet to advance in the battery department lol

  • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

    Apple watch is lame in my opinion… About as pointless and lame as google glass.

    • Fanboy 

      Good thing it’s only $350 compared to $1,500 for Google Glass

      • Carlos Medina

        winner winner chicken dinner lol

    • Chris Gaunt

      Ohhhh. You have google glass? Do tell? And how’s the battery life on the apple watch you have used and tested to come to this conclusion?

      • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

        Fanboy is rightfully your name lol. I’m just saying you have a phone to do all of the things you need, a watch which ports everything from your phone to your wrist is just laziness and unnecessary. Go buy a Rolex or a breitling. I have just as many Apple products as google products. Personal=apple, work=google, so I am not biased, I prefer Apple so your comment above makes no sense.

      • U Kn0w What 1t 1s

        It’s called laziness and unnecessary. Your phone does all that your new watch will do and more. My conclusion comes from knowing what the watch is capable of.

  • Wamid

    I did have a lot of ideas for watch games.
    Might do some concept designs and see how it plays