This is a face-to-face two player game. During the grow phase, build high scoring words just as in other popular word games.
During the decay phase you have to unmake your opponent's word: One letter at a time. Each time you take away a letter, what remains must spell a valid word... Now available, free, on Android Market!
Updated source code is available at: https://github.com/brinkmwj/Growth-and-Decay
This game is a free download on the Android Market, for Android versions 1.6 or later. Search for "Growth and Decay."
Submitted at Miami University (United States)
...seems a bit lame, but ...
I think the game is a lot of fun to play. I've been playing it with friends and my wife for the past two days, and it has been pretty enjoyable.
There are clearly user interface issues in a couple of places, and there needs to be more feedback to allow the player to tell what happened. But that said, the basic game looks nice and is fun to play.
Works on Galaxy Tab and Nexus One. Does NOT work on Nexus S. The reason is that our animations take too much RAM when loaded. We will patch this and release an update on the market, eventually.
The source is in our team github, so please feel free to pull and play with it that way ... and submit bug fixes! https://github.com/brinkmwj/Growth-and-Decay