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Wordrix 2.0 if finally here!

It’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 maneuver 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 maneuvering 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
endeavor 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.

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  1. John
    April 30, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Love 2.0. Great work! The pace of the game is great and everything works smoothly. Is there a way to access the leaderboards via the web?

    • April 30, 2011 at 5:09 am

      I’m working on that now that I have the phone client shipped. Should be up in the next couple days. Check back here for a blog post about it.

      Glad you like the game. Grab some friends and hit the arena for a little competition. My username is Alyxx, I try to hang out in there when I can.

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