Wordrix 2.0 is now available!


30, 2011

sample6It’s been four long months but Wordrix 2.0 is finally here and it’s got all the great features that the user community has been asking for.

You wanted more game modes – Wordrix now has 6 different game modes.

You wanted a more intelligent letter dropping algorithm and a faster pace of play – Wordrix will keep your mind racing as you manoeuvre the board to set up 8 and 9 letter words.

You wanted leaderboards to track your prowess against other Wordrix masters – Wordrix now has leaderboards for all game modes as well as daily and weekly tournaments for all modes.

You wanted more UI themes, both light and dark to suit your moods and surroundings – Wordrix now has 5 different themes to choose from.

You wanted to play online with/against your friends – Wordrix now has an ‘Arena’ where you can go to compete online against the world and put your skills to their greatest test. If just one game isn’t enough, you can earn Arena Points and compete in our Daily and Weekly Arena tournaments.

At its core however, Wordrix remains true to its roots with its uniquely innovative 5×5 dropping tile grid of letters and scoring system that rewards those who pass up the 3 and 4 letter words to look for the longer and more challenging words.

New Game Modes
In addition to the classic 2 minute race the clock mode that Wordrix 1.0 introduced, Wordrix 2.0 adds 4 new local game modes and 1 new online mode.
Classic 4 Minute – Do you like the classic race the clock mode, but wish that you had a little more time to really dig in and go for the more complex words? Then the Classic 4 minute game mode is for you. Slow things down a little and let yourself get immersed into the grid.

Sprint 250 – Don’t like being tied to a timer? Want to let your intellect and fingers run full throttle in an all-out sprint? Then this mode is for you as the goal is to get 250 points as fast as you can. This mode will get your heart pumping and your fingers racing as the competition will be stiff. What’s the current record? Well, the fastest time we’ve seen in testing so far is just a hair over 60 seconds, but that time is sure to be shattered once the existing Wordrix user base gets warmed up and sprinting.

Sprint 500 – This mode is just like Sprint 250, but a lot less likely to give you a heart attack. Getting to 500 points in a timely manner requires a little bit of strategy and some pacing. Throwing down a couple big 70+ point words is crucial in this mode if you want to be competitive and that will require working the board a little and manoeuvring your vowels into place.

Sprint 1000 – Shouldn’t even be called a sprint really, this mode is more like a marathon. It takes a lot of words to get to 1000 points and one shouldn’t undertake such an endeavour unless you’ve got a little time and a lot of patience available. But for all the true Scrabble players out there who are accustomed to taking their time and really studying the board to put together letter combinations, this mode is sure to be a welcome addition into the Wordrix suite.

The Arena – Simply put, the Arena brings the Classic Wordrix 2 minute game from version 1 online for players to compete against each other en masse. Each player who enters the arena will be presented with the same exact bucket of tiles, but how you use those tiles and in what order will ultimately determine your fate in the Arena. Our daily and weekly tournaments take the Arena to the next level for those players who want more than just a one-and-done experience. After each arena match, contestants will be awarded Arena Points based on how they ranked, total participants, total words found, their biggest word, etc. These Arena Points will then accumulate match after match towards both the daily and weekly tournaments. Every night at midnight (PST) the daily champion will be crowned and for the next 24 hours their Username will be immortalized on the Arena Standings board. Every Saturday at midnight (PST) the weekly champion will be crowned and for the next 7 days their Username will be posted on the Arena Standings board for all to see.

Wordrix 2.0 comes in both a $0.99 paid and free ad-supported version and can be found in Marketplace here.

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