Sep 21, 2011
Zynga’s Games with Friends division has brought its newest asynchronous multiplayer word game to Android. Hanging with Friends is Zynga’s take on the game of hangman, with players playing words against their friends, and trying to solve their friends’ words. The game has two phases: the word formation phase, where players must form a word from a set of 12 letters, of a length between 4 and 8 letters, with bonus tiles available that go toward the game’s points system for getting extra coins to use on additional lifelines. Phase 2 has players then guessing their friend’s word, with a limited number of strikes depending on word length, and lifelines available to help figure out the words in question.
The Android version has the same feature set as the iOS version, and supports loading up the games from the iOS version as well, using the same Facebook authentication or Games with Friends account. The iOS version recently got a store to buy more coins to use on lifelines, though this is not yet available in the Android version. Still, this has anecdotally been one of the most requested Android ports recently, and now Android users don’t have to be left out of the fun. The game is available for free from the Android Market.