Shingo!A Shavian word-guessing game you can play forever!
Guess the secret word, but written in Shavian.
Shingo! is a word-guessing game based on the TV show Lingo (and to some extent, its viral webapp ripoff Wordle).
You have 7 guesses to guess an English word written in Shavian. After each guess, each letter will be colored according to how close you were.
- A gray letter (marked by × in Colorblind Mode) is not in the secret word.
- A yellow letter (marked by ! in Colorblind Mode) is in the secret word, but in the wrong place.
- A green letter (marked by ✓ in Colorblind Mode) is in the secret word in the right spot.
You can choose the number of letters in the word between 4 and 7 inclusive.
- Hard mode forces all your guesses to take into account previous clues.
- Always show first letter gives you the first letter when you start (as it is in Lingo). You can optionally turn this off for a more Wordle-like experience.
- All words chooses the secret word from the entire word list, not just the more common words.
- Colorblind mode adds an icon to the top right corner of each clue.
The words are taken from the Kingsley–Read Lexicon, with proper nouns filtered out and some missing words added.
The font is a modified version of Mikado by Hannes Van Döhren (HVD Fonts). Shavian letters were designed and added by myself.
The legacy voice samples are produced by the voice synthesizer DECtalk, developed by Dennis Klatt and popularized by Moonbase Alpha and Stephen Hawking. (Look at the Wiki article—the picture has a cat for scale.)
If you like Daily Mode, why not join the Shavian Game Room Discord server to compare your plays with other players?
Control schemes: mouse, touch
- Play Shingo! on itch.io — Fully-featured version with features like post-game sharing, Hard Mode, Daily Mode, stat tracking, character set restriction, dictionary lookup, and missing word tracking. Longer load time.
- Play Shingo! Lite — A browser-based demake with a limited feature set but a much faster load time.
- Join Shavian Game Room Discord sserver for advice and game sharing