Need a diversion form the relatives this holiday, but can’t use the television for your Xbox because Grandma is watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the 14th time in the last 3 days? Microsoft has come to your rescue.
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.
A Wordament game takes two minutes to play, and consists of a 4X4 grid of letters you use to create words Boggle style by dragging your finger across adjacent letters. You compete with other players, in real-time. Everyone plays on the same board at the same time.
This is the first game from Microsoft for iOS that includes Xbox Achievements.
From the Wordament Game Page:
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 available FREE in the App Store. (Direct Link)