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.

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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

arn Avatar
123 months ago
Wait, isn't this just a blatant rip-off of that Zynga Word Challenge game I was playing two years ago? Oh, it's Microsoft, never mind.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boggle

Invented 1972 (http://voices.yahoo.com/boggle-brief-history-word-game-334362.html?cat=4).

arn
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DavidLeblond Avatar
123 months ago
Wait, isn't this just a blatant rip-off of that Zynga Word Challenge game I was playing two years ago? Oh, it's Microsoft, never mind.

You DO know that Zynga doesn't actually produce original games, right?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AFDoc Avatar
123 months ago
It's not apple so it must suck right? Some of you are sadly so predictable.

Not a fan of these types of games but good for MS for some cross platform integration.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dr McKay Avatar
123 months ago
oh xbox ruining gaming, dont ruin the iphone too

How is Xbox ruining gaming exactly?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieegan3 Avatar
123 months ago
oh xbox ruining gaming, dont ruin the iphone too

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.

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Xbox app? It's now the SmartGlass app and it works very well! Apple is definitely getting the benefits of Google versus Microsoft :)

What is google's smart glass competitor?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arn Avatar
123 months ago
Yeah, it's like Boggle, using the design philosophy of Letterpress and Windows 8 combined.

To be fair, Wordament pre-dated Letterpress, and was designed for Windows 8 phone.

arn
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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