Xbox Achievements Come To iOS With Wordament

You don't need a Windows Phone to get mobile gaming achievements anymore, as Microsoft releases Wordament, a free competitive multiplayer word find tournament with 50 achievement points built right in.

It's one small step for Wordament, the competitive word game that's been keeping Windows Phone gamers hunting and pecking since April of this year, and one giant leap for Microsoft, doling out much-coveted Xbox Live achievement points on non-Microsoft sanctioned hardware. The game contains 50 points to be added to players' gamerscores in 5 point increments.

Wordament itself is an addictive little morsel of a word game in which everyone playing the game at any given time is competing against everyone else. They all get the same set of letters and the same amount of time to make words out of them. At the end of the round a leaderboard displays how well the player performed versus everyone. Seeing yourself in the top 100 is a proud moment — one I've yet to experience, but I'm sure it's very nice.

You don't have to sign into Xbox Live to play Wordament, but then how would you earn an achievement for besting Stephen Totilo in a round?

Wordament — Free [iTunes]


    Today marks the end of Windows Phone. Well done Microsoft.

      Exactly what I was thinking. One of my favourite things about games on Windows Phone are getting achievements. If they make them available on other platforms, then they're completely removing a big drawcard of the OS.

    Bugger it, Wordament should have stayed an exclusive.

    Fucking Microsoft, well done you clowns.

    As if people actually bought into Windows Phone just because of shallow "achievements". I bought into it because I like the UI, the integration and the camera on the Lumia 920


      You down vote me, yet those are the exact same reasons that I originally bought a Windows Phone. Achievements played no part at all in my decision? I said it's one of my favourite things about games on the device, not the whole device itself.

    I have to admit, it's only a small part of why I bought into the OS, but still, it was a part.

    Hopefully this is only a one off. Because the game is free too. If they were charging for the game, then I could at least understand. Free money. But it's a FREE game taking a way an exclusive feature from their own OS.

    Strange move.

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