5across: Crosswords with Friends

5across is a passion project of mine. Developed by Mike Stevens and marketed with Aaron Davidson, I was responsible for all design and creative oversight of this project (Beta out as of January 2015).

The site uses the Socket io JavaScript library, enabling realtime, bi-directional communication between web clients and server, allowing players to work on puzzles together simultaneously, either cooperatively with friends or challenging each other, and also hosts an in-game chat system for talking through puzzles. The next beta release will extend support to mobile, as well as add in-game music and even team competitions and game ranking. By why read about it- check it out at www.5across.com.

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