Babble Royale

Babble Royale

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A General Overview
By Glenjamin
A general overview of the game, including controls and some strategy tips.
   
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The Guide
Controls

Type letters to fill in your word. Press space or enter to play it.
Hold ctrl to see tooltips for hotkeys

Mouse
Use the mouse to select squares. Click a square again to toggle the cursor direction.
Hold the right button to scroll around

Keyboard
This has to be enabled in options, it will disable mouse clicking.
Use the arrow keys to move around.
Press shift to toggle the cursor direction
Hold alt to scroll around.

Gameplay
  • Score points to level up
  • Join a word to an opponent to kill them
  • As the game moves on, the playable shrinks
  • Being outside the playable area slowly hurts you
  • Levelling up earns cash, there are also small survival bonuses
  • Cash only lasts for one game
  • Cash can be used to unlock inventory slots, tile slots, or speed-up earning new tiles - click the money icons or use hotkeys to purchase
  • Powerups can be collected, and have to be played from inventory slots
  • Using up all of your tiles will refill you to full
  • If you get stuck there's an overload button on the right that will blow away nearby grey tiles.
  • You need to have a full rack for the overload button to appear
  • Emotes are ctrl+1,2,3,4

Strategy
This is just stuff I've found from a small amount of playing, hope it helps!

  • Hit your overload just before a tile is due to drop, and you won't be empty for long
  • If you can make a 2 letter word straight after an overload, you'll be back to full right away
  • Upgrading the new tile speed generally works well
  • Unlocking too many tile slots means you'll have to wait longer for overloads
  • The dictionary has quite a few unusual small words in it, so keep an eye out for them
  • If you're building near to an opponent, try and make sure you have enough tiles or even an idea of a word to link up before placing the previous word which makes a link possible
  • Sometimes just hunking down near the middle behind a bunch of blocks is a good play
  • The hot zone burns quite slowly, and the health-kit heals 50% - this can open up some good navigation options, but the burn is faster later in the game
  • Small words keep you safer from attack but can get you stuck, longer words give you more options - but your opponents get those options too
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10 Comments
Ridlay Jan 10 @ 1:45pm 
These controls feel weird but I guess I just gotta adjust.
Glenjamin  [author] Jan 7 @ 2:20am 
I've just added notes about how to use emotes and tried to make it clearer how to purchase upgrades
#blm Jan 6 @ 4:50pm 
@345kami on twitter
Babylonian Jan 2 @ 9:14pm 
Any clue how to ues emotes in-game? I bought the DLC to support the game, but I can't find a single answer for what the emote controls are: not in-game, not on Steam, and not on Google 🙃
unclevinny Dec 22, 2021 @ 11:08am 
How is there no help menu in this game? Even the 'practice' mode doesn't tell you anything about how to play. Weird.
bigboy69 Dec 21, 2021 @ 4:57pm 
the main menu doesn't load for me
ChronoZ Dec 21, 2021 @ 4:29pm 
the main menu*
ChronoZ Dec 21, 2021 @ 4:29pm 
The menu itself doesn't load, do you know how I can fix this?
maxayco Dec 17, 2021 @ 9:43am 
There is a button above the new tile countdown that should say the price; it will be $1 to start. Click that button and it'll charge you and increase your countdown speed.
Zwiss3r Dec 17, 2021 @ 7:55am 
Great guide. How do you upgrade new tile speed?