Scrabble meets Tetris, online

DeepLeap is a supersimple, utterly addictive JavaScript game that asks you to create words — quickly! — from a steady rain of letter tiles.

The tiles arrive every three seconds; you arrange them into words, for points. The bigger the word, the higher the score (as with Scrabble, x’s and z’s are worth more than other letters). But if you don’t act, the unused letters disappear and points are deducted. Designer John Resig says that this nerve-racking creation is only a demo, and that he’s working on the fleshed-out game. But we can’t imagine it getting much better.

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