Microsoft Releases Wordament, the First iPhone Game with Xbox Live Achievements
Microsoft has released a game tonight called Wordament for the iPhone. The game has been a popular Windows Phone game, but is now also available on iOS. Wordament was originally a side-project for two Windows Live employees that was later acquired and published by Microsoft Game Studios.
Wordament is notably the first Microsoft game to come to iOS with Xbox Achievements.
When you sign in with your free Microsoft account, you can earn up to 50 Gamerscore from our 10 achievements and you’ll have access to all of your Xbox Friends and Wordament Frenemies. If you’ve played on Windows Phone or Window 8 and jump to the iOS version, all of your player stats and friends will follow your account automatically.
Wordament is a word game that takes two minutes and allows you to compete, real-time, with everyone else playing at the same time. A 4x4 Grid of letters is presented and words can be created by dragging your finger across adjacent letters. Everyone plays on the same board at the same time.
Microsoft has been making slight movements into the iOS gaming space. They had previously released an Xbox Live App that allows you to manage your Xbox Live account, and a few iOS games including Kinectimals. Wordament is available for free on the App Store. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
Invented 1972 (http://voices.yahoo.com/boggle-brief-history-word-game-334362.html?cat=4).
You DO know that Zynga doesn't actually produce original games, right?
Not a fan of these types of games but good for MS for some cross platform integration.
How is Xbox ruining gaming exactly?
Xbox is not ruining gaming it is changing one area of the gaming industry - for the better in my opinion.
The iPhone is also changing the another area of the gaming industry - also for the better and again in my opinion.
Don't come out with such comments if you don't fancy explaining them, please.
What is google's smart glass competitor?
To be fair, Wordament pre-dated Letterpress, and was designed for Windows 8 phone.