Word Search

Playing Instructions: Word Search is a small educational game. To play, just hit the 'New Game' button, then drag your mouse over the grid to select a word. Once found, words will remain circled. If you get stuck, hit 'Solve Game'. The applet reads data from one or more plain text files located on the server. Given a list of such file URLs, it will load a new set of words for each game, looping back to the first file after the last. The words in each list are stripped of non-alpha characters and converted to upper-case before being added to the letter grid, so 'New Mexico' shows on the grid as N E W M E X I C O. Words are listed in the order read. Words that are too big for the grid or just can't be placed anywhere because no space is left, are dropped from the list (just for that particular game).

Author: Mike Hall
Homepage: http://members.aol.com/MHall75819/
Java Source: WordSearch.java
Download: WordSearch.zip
Usage: Word Search is free for the private / non-commercial use.

Good educational gaming concept.
Configurable with own text.