Loren Brichter’s back.
A lot of things have changed on the App Store since he had an app for sale, but I think he’s still “got it”. Letterpress is well-designed, fast, social, classy, and, ultimately, fun. If you abstract these qualities from the app’s game nature, Letterpress is not too different from Tweetie.
I like Letterpress. It’s easy to play, it works with my Apple ID, it’s got a clean design, it’s universal, and it lets me be creative with words.
Letterpress is not only a fantastic and engrossing game, but a truly phenomenal lesson in interface design.
I've hardly been able to put the game down since its release yesterday (hence the lateness of this post). In this time, not a moment has passed in which I haven't continued to uncover and marvel at so many of the nuanced animations in the app.
For all of this, I find myself praying that Brichter might return to the world of typical app development and design. Letterpress is a phenomenal endorsement of his skills as a developer, and I can only hope that this skillset may lend itself once more to other facets of interface design.
Letterpress is available for free from the App Store.