ZephLabs, LLC
Based in Leesburg, Virginia USA

Release date:
4 April, 2014

iOS (iPhone & iPad)


Regular Price:



Spell, Flip, Crush, and Twist words to fit the board in this casual yet challenging word puzzler. Reuse as many letters as you can to earn all 3 stars!



Spell around was inspired by classic word games like "Scrabble" and "Words with Friends" merged with paper-based word-puzzle-book-type games. The goal was to create a single player word-based game with a puzzle book feel to it. It has been in development on and off for approximately 2 years.

The Journey

The original concept was formed in summer 2012, and a graphical prototype was created in 2013. In late 2013 during a cab ride through NYC I was convinced by Andrew Eiche that the levels needed to be hand designed. I created a level editor to facilitate this and Andrew began working on the levels. In March of 2013 John Thomas began working on the music for the game. He gave the music a jazzy feel and experimented with progressive tonal sounds throughout the menus. Over this last year I toyed with a few game design ideas and settled on minimal changes to the design, finally ending with version 1.0 released in April 2014!


  • 372 words across 100 Hand-Crafted Levels
  • Casual game play with clean ambient music
  • 300 Stars
  • Game Center Achievements
  • 100% Indie Development


Trailer Vimeo


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About ZephLabs, LLC

ZephLabs, LLC is a one man indie game studio with a mission to convert "spare" time into quality mobile games.

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Spell Around Credits

Levi Lansing
Design, Programming

Andrew Eiche
Level Designer, Birdcage Games LLC.

John Thomas
Music, Kite & String Studios

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks