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"I had not thought that a word game could be so beautiful. Beautiful to see and hear, but also the stern, unyielding beauty of logic." - Matt Thrower, GameZebo

"Another week, another new word game., if anything, better than Letterpress." -- Shane Richmond, The Telegraph

"COMPELLING" ... "It’s a very simple idea, but a good one. QatQi offers a different type of word game challenge, and flourishes for it. All the better for being free to download, and exceptionally easy to dive into for short or long sessions." - Jennifer Allen, 148Apps

"Just when you think there can't be much more new ground to be broken in the word-games genre, along comes something like QatQi with an inventive take on letter-based puzzling." - The Guardian

Lose yourself in the world of QatQi (pronounced “cat-key”), a gorgeous and meticulously crafted word game that pleases the senses and tests the limits of your lexicon. Frustrated with the lack of innovation in other word games, indie designer Chris Garrett developed QatQi to freshen up the genre with never-before-seen gameplay, an elegant interface, dazzling art, and otherworldly music that changes as you play. In a word, it’s INSPIRED (161 points.)

QatQi offers more than just laying down tiles and reaping the rewards. Game puzzles form a “map” for players to explore, uncovering bonuses and avoiding barriers as they link letters together. It’s easy to learn, but offers a new kind of strategic depth for the genre. Bolstered by robust statistics and enticing social features, QatQi is a complete package for word game lovers eager for something new.

Beyond the innovations in gameplay and scoring, QatQi is an audiovisual tour de force with art and music that can be appreciated even without words. The game’s puzzles will have you racking your brain, but its ethereal aesthetics will leave you in a state of zen.
QatQi features:

Novel “map” mechanics — Explore each puzzle by laying out tiles to spell words across increasingly intricate rooms and corridors. Special squares offer big bonuses, but require some smooth wordsmithing to reach.

Smart, scaling difficulty — Sunday levels can be brutal, but QatQi eases players in with simple puzzles and an intuitive tutorial. If you’re backed into a corner — sometimes literally — take another try with an Undo.

Size up your spelling — Compare your performance with players in your city or across the globe using QatQi’s cater-made scoring system. Post automatically and view full breakdowns — all without disruptive logins or passwords.

Vaunt your vocab — When you top the charts in your area or drop a high-scoring word like MOUNTAINEERING (461 points), QatQi will make a personally framed screenshot for you to boast over Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS — all from within the game.

Data to die for — To boost your scores, explore a beautiful interactive stats page that provides key metrics after each puzzle. Even as a novice word-slinger, QatQi’s granular breakdowns will give you something to aim for.

Fresh content, always — QatQi offers new levels every day of the week, scaling up in difficulty from Monday to Sunday. Past levels are archived for access anytime.

Audiovisual bliss — Artist Kun Chang, who created the artwork for the hit game Osmos, lends a striking sensibility to the game board and menus. Complementing the looks is an original, spectral score that builds in complexity as you move through more difficult puzzles.

What's New in Version 1.2.6

- Fixed an issue with power tiles not appearing.
- Updated location lookup so that it only uses location when app is being used.


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Customer Reviews

Brilliant, addictive, different

As a long term lover of word games and puzzles I was a little skeptical when I saw this.

It took about 2 minutes for it to become one of my favourite games.

Don't think you know what it's like - you havye to play it to "get" it, but it's completely worth it. Elegant simplicity, gorgeous to look at, the gameplay is simple yet challenging, easy yet mind stretching.

Easily one of the best games I've downloaded to iPad and iPhone.

If anything I have one suggestion - get this on iCloud so that game state can be synced between platforms. I'd love to be playing this on my iPad on the train on my way to work, then pop onto my phone during a boring meeting and continue where I left off.


Accidentally removing a letter and putting it back in the same spot shouldn't use up an undo.
The screen requesting to input a high scores name is very hard to use in daylight, I suggest changing the input field to a lighter shade of grey.
It is not obvious how to access the restart button.
It is not obvious that undo actions are per user as opposed to the puzzle.

Beware!! Time Waster extraordinaire

Brilliant, very easy to play and it completely absorbs you, so much so that hours will be gone before you know it.....oh well the kids will have leftovers for dinner tonight

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.6
  • Size: 49.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. 1,000 QatQi Undos$2.99
  2. Small Undos$1.49
  3. Medium Undos$7.99
  4. Undo Doubler$1.49
  5. Small Power Tiles$2.99
  6. Medium Power Tiles$14.99
  7. Power Tile Doubler$1.49
  8. 10,000 QatQi Undos$14.99
  9. Large Undos$38.99
  10. 100,000 QatQi Undos$79.99

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