Xbox Live Version of Wordament Coming Next Week for Free (April 25th)April 17, 2012 No Comments
The developers of Wordament have announced that the Xbox Live version of the game will be going live next week on April 25th. The best part about the news is that the game will remain free of charge for everyone.
Wordament quickly rose as a very popular game on Windows Phone as an indie game, even getting selected as a game for Windows 8. Here is the full announcement from their website.
We are really proud to announce the launch date for the next release of Wordament! Although the Wordament service updates daily, the app on Windows Phone hasn’t changed since September 2011. That’s a long time! And we’ve been busy. This is going to be a big update. So big, in fact, that we are planning to spend the next 10 days telling you about the new features, with one new post each day. Today we are announcing two important events:
- April 25th,2012 – Wordament on Xbox LIVE will be available world-wide in the Windows Phone Marketplace for free. That’s just over a week away!
- April 26th, 2012 – We will be hosting an evening Wordament Tournament and open house at the Microsoft Store at the Bellevue Square Mall in Bellevue, WA.
Wordament on Xbox LIVE
We are very happy with all the work that has gone into this new update for Wordament. This free release updates and replaces the current version that you have and adds a number of fun and top player-requested features. The most notable change is that we are retiring our screen name system and moving exclusively to Xbox LIVE Gamertags. Screen names have served us well to this point, but we have out grown them in many ways. Xbox LIVE has a great identity system in place and we think that Wordament works great with it. So starting April 25th, when you sign into Wordament, it will use your Xbox LIVE Gamertag only. That means you need to go and secure a free, Xbox LIVE account for your phone, if you haven’t done so already.
Also, at launch we will be rolling out a really exciting new feature: Language Editions. Each Edition will feature puzzles in a specific language. On the 25th, we will be releasing the new English Edition and we will be opening up the Spanish Edition BETA. Each Edition has its own set of stats and leaderboards where you can compete to be a champ in all of the typical categories: including Best of and Top Players. Over the next couple months we will be rolling out additional Editions for Dutch, Swedish, French, German, and Italian. We are marking these new Editions as BETA until we feel that we have reached the quality, playability, and fun that we’ve achieved in the English Edition’s puzzles that we all play today. So please send us your feedback when you play in the new BETA Editions.
There is a lot more to talk about when it comes to Wordament on Xbox LIVE and we will be writing posts about all of the new features over the coming days leading up to launch.
- John and Jason