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After a soft-launch period in New Zealand, Spry Fox's Alphabear is now available to download worldwide.

In Spry Fox's charming word game, you're presented with a grid of letter tiles. Words made using adjacent tiles result in bears appearing on the level, and using letters next to bears causes them to grow.

The bigger the bear, the more points you earn. Higher scores unlock special power-up bears that can increase your timer or the frequency of certain letters appearing, among other effects.

However there's a catch. Each letter tile is marked with the number of turns that it'll remain active on the grid; once it reaches zero, the tile turns to stone, potentially preventing your bears from expanding.

Alphabear is available now for free on iOS and Android.