Dear Reader

Dear Reader lets you curl up and play your favorite books, turning classic literature into clever word puzzles. Unscramble passages from famous books, unlock unique puzzles, and add new books to your library. Dear Reader includes 76 literary classics and dozens of different word puzzles, from unscrambling anagrams to swapping lines of text. And it’s fun! As Gamasutra’s Alissa McAloon wrote, Dear Reader is “a game that’s as difficult to put down as a good book.”

Studio: Local No. 12 / @localno12
Country of origin: USA
Genre: Puzzle
Single Player only
Release: 09/21/2019
Platforms: Desktop Computer (OS X), Mobile Phone (iOS), Tablet (iOS), Apple TV

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Meet the Makers:

“Local No. 12 is an indie collective that plays with culture. We’re a team comprised of university professors, coders, artists, literature PhD students—who also are indie game makers. Dear Reader is our love letter to literature, and is also our first mobile game as a company.”

This game is part of the Ludicious Special Selection #GamesWithWords.

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