Electronic Arts (EA) is going to bring Scrabble as its first ever free game for Android. Scrabble, which is like a board game, has been one of most popular mobile games since the onset of mobile gaming.
It has remained absent from Android so far which gave rise to suspicion if the two had problems with each other. Users will now be able to play Scrabble against other users who are present on Facebook, iPads and iPhones.
Electronic Arts, the maker of the game, says on its blog: “With the launch of Scrabble Android, it will be the first franchise for EA that can be played across iOS, Facebook and Android. It will also be EA’s first free game on Android so we’re one step closer to our goal of delivering the best in free and freemium content.”
With this step, EA has decided to directly compete with the game Words with Friends from Zynga, which is similar to Scrabble. Scrabble for Android will allow users to play up to 50 games simultaneously, which sounds good but the cross platform play facility is likely to be more popular among the users.
Cross platform gaming is a delightful feature which differentiates mobile gaming from console gaming. The way different handset manufacturers allow users to play cross platform games, despite competing fiercely with the hardware companies, is creditable.
Users can also chat with each other while playing Scrabble through the chat icon which blinks when users receive a message. Users are also notified by the app when it’s their turn to play. Users can also track their statistics to find out how they are evolving as they continue to play scrabble.