Atebits has had an interesting history on the App Store. We’ll leave that for another day, but Atebits has recently risen from the ashes with the stated goal to “Make things. Fun things, useful things, new things, improved things.” And to that end, their first game, Letterpress is now released.

As you can see from the above video, the asynchronous multiplayer word game with a bit more competition than others. The game ends once every letter on the board is captured by one of the two sides alternating word selection. The game is much more strategic than just trying to find the longest words. You must use the right letters at the right time to capture that letter and add to your total. At the same time you can capture the letters already claimed by the other player if you choose the correct letters. It can be complex, and much more challenging than it seems initially.

The game is available now for free with a $0.99 IAP to unlock more than two games at once and some other nice features. If you are a word game fan, you will like this one.