Word Taxi was a spelling puzzle game. The player is tasked with driving a taxi through town satisfying customers desires to "buy shoes", "get food" or visit their friends. In order to make Taxi accelerate the player must spell words using the eight letters they are randomly given.
Despite many revisions of the game we couldn't make Word Taxi fun enough and after 8 months of development it was shelved. We might return to this idea if we can see a new path for it.
We design the game on the Mac and PC using C++ and GLUT. The code was largely the same as Max Astro's but we added Box2D for lovely 2D physics effects in the game. Levels were designd in Tiled.