Get your brain and fingers ready for a puzzle update in Wordament! New words and a new theme which means you have even more chances to top the leaderboard! Have you been able to find all the words in a themed puzzle before? Let us know!
English: We’ve added a new theme “Bipedalism” that contains words about moving on two feet. Look for words like: WALK, SLINK, PLOD, PUSSYFOOT, STALK, and AMBLE.
Dutch, Swedish, and Spanish: We’ve added “Flowers”.
This week, we’ve introduced Autogrin and Buffy’s latest English theme creation: Construction. When you see it, look for words like: BRICKWORK, CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, SCAFFOLDING, TILE, and TOOLS. We talk a lot about English changes, because the engineering team’s native language is English, but we are also continuing to add and support themes through all of the non-English languages as well. In just the month of April, for example, we’ve added the following themes: Click Read More to check them out!
Today, we are proud to “reset” our leaderboards to begin a new year of competition in Wordament! Last year, as we launched on Xbox, it was truly a full, forced reset of everything. At that time, we were resetting everyone’s player account to move everyone to Xbox. This year, existing players get to retain all of their personal player stats. This includes your personal bests, like number of top 10 wins and your best word. Click Read More to get the details!
Amazing video time! DiscoPidgeon posted this on our Wall the other day, but we wanted to make sure everyone saw this. It’s amazing. We often get asked “Why do you tolerate all the cheaters that are getting 90 – 100+ words per round?! <insert expletive>”. This video shows that humans are extraordinary and that scores of 100+ are quite doable! This video is Disco finding 140 words. Think you can beat Disco? Download Wordamenttoday!
As we quickly approach the end of Wordament’s Year 2 Competition, we hit a milestone in English that we are pretty excited about: We ran our highest scoring board to date, and have a new, top English Wordament Champion: BoomRShine!
Click Read More to see what board and word put Boom in first place! Are you good at Wordament? Have any tips or tricks? Leave a comment below!
Shuffle Party is back for Windows 8! Compete in various shuffleboard games using your Xbox Avatar! Featuring Bowling, the standard bowling game played on a shuffleboard table; League Bowling, where players bowl in weekly tournaments against other Xbox Live users; Challenge Mode, get the best score possible while faced with obstacles such as bumpers, ramps, gates, and portals; Shuffleboard, the classic table game – try to get as close to the score zones without falling off the table; and Pass & Play, a two-player version of shuffleboard where you and a friend take turns by passing the device. Earn cash in all game modes to buy new Pro Shop items, such as pucks, pins, tables, and table frames! Earn Xbox achievements, and get bragging rights when you earn the top spot on leaderboards. Click Read More to check out the screenshots!
We have a couple of new theme lists and a change to our Prefix and Suffix puzzles in Wordament!
First up is the new “Sailing” theme! Look for words like: BROADSIDE, CLIPPER, HELM, LOGGERHEAD, SAILCLOTH, SCUPPER and WINDWARD.
And, last but not least, is a change to two of our “Potpourri puzzles”: Prefix and Suffix. Player chey38 from Los Angeles was kind enough to send us a mail letting us know that while our intent was good, our usage of the terms prefix and suffix were incorrect for some of the words we were allowing. Specifically, a prefix and suffix “change the meaning” of the word they are attached to. So, “misrepresent” is the opposite of “represent”. But, during the prefix round for MIS- we also allow MIS-S and MIS-T, which means the MIS- is not actually a prefix. So we’ve changed the title of those puzzles to “Starts with” and “Ends with” respectively. In gratitude and recognition, we sent chey38 a Wordament T-shirt! Thanks chey38!
With that, be sure to check out Wordament on the Web, on Windows Phone, and Windows 8!
Want to get on the spot updates for some of your favorite games from Microsoft Studios? Everything from XBLA, Windows Phone, and Windows 8, we’ve got you covered! Be sure to click Read More to get the links to a handful of our social media sites and stay up to date with news, updates, DLC, and more!
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