“Mark Twain described his mother as a genuinely good person, whose soft heart pitied even Satan, but who had no doubt about the legitimacy of slavery, because in years of living in antebellum Missouri she had never heard any sermon opposing slavery, but only countless sermons preaching that slavery was God’s will. With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion.”

— From a talk by Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate in Physics

Ogle

Word-finding game — Web & mobile — JavaScript, React

Ogle is a free word-finding game for the web and mobile. It derives from a tabletop game you’ve probably played, but the pace is much faster. Play it now.

I created the first version of this app years back, when I was learning C#. I created this version when I was learning React.

Ogle is a progressive web app (PWA), so you can install and use it on your phone much like any other app. If you navigate to the play address, your phone should offer to install it. Your phone’s browser will also display Install app (or similar) in its page menu.

If you find a bug, let me know.

Source code

Ogle has copyright ©2007-2022 Jeremy Kelly. You can view the source code at GitHub, but — for now, at least — you may not modify, reuse, or redistribute it. I may open-source the project some day.

The Ogle word lists derive from SCOWL, copyright ©2000-2004 Kevin Atkinson. Use and distribution of SCOWL are subject to the terms of the SCOWL License.