Tonight marks 3 weeks of availability of Wordament on Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone. In the transition to Xbox LIVE, we started a new one-year tournament and we are nothing short of amazed at some of the great players and results we are seeing. We used to commemorate these moments with a clip art trophy and call that person a Champ. These days, accomplishing these tasks actually unlocks that Achievement!
Just a couple of days ago, our first player racked up 1,000,000 points and 1,000,000 words found. In the couple of days since: 10 people have done this:
- st deacon
- hiatus105 (at time of this post, this player was at 998,562 points)
As it currently stands, to get the Champ achievement by Total Score, position #250 is at 441,000 points.
On the Average Score (all time) leaderboard, the top results are nothing short of incredible. The top 35 players all average 800+ points per full game they play.
“Fingers of Fury”
The final milestone to call out is number of words found in a single game. Here are our top finishers:
- Wicketewok69 – 131 words (in the Xbox LIVE version), 133 all time.
- mztan – 130 words (Xbox LIVE), 131 all time.
Boy would we love to see a video of play like that! One of the things that particularly impresses us with these classes of results is that these players almost never hit “You’re guessing!” They have memorized and can recall visual patterns that make all of these words. Remember, this is more than 1 word per second sustained! And, for all of the new players to Wordament that think these players are cheaters—let us assure you they are not! We know them personally and have seen them get results like these. But, don’t take our word for it:
There are many more like this on YouTube!
Thanks for making the competition hotter than ever!
— Jason / Black Snapper