Wordament for Windows 8.1

Today we shipped an update to Wordament for Windows 8.0 and 8.1 (both RT and x86) that has been in the works for many months. This update brings to Windows all of the great features you’ve come to know and love on Windows Phone, including Facebook sign-in, Guest mode and Tap to share scores. In addition to these great features we’ve also added fluid layout support. So, if you are running on Windows 8.1 you can now size Wordament to any size you like and we will layout in a way that best takes advantage of the space. This was no small feat. It’s hard enough to design great software, but to do it seamlessly at arbitrary sizes, took some careful planning. We are really happy with how this release has turned out. The coolest thing about the new Wordament on Windows 8.x, though? It’s an engineering feature–and it’s really nerdy. Historically, though, many readers have appreciated engineering tales, so we’ll share:

w1

w2

w3

Wordament grew up very fast. It seemed like it went from an indie game with a handful of players to a full on Microsoft title with millions of users, on lots of platforms, almost overnight. In that transition we ended up writing lots of code. For instance, in the course of a year we had ports of the Wordament client written in JavaScript, Objective C, C++ and C#. Each one of these ports has its own special issues, build processes and maintenance challenges. At the time, we were still a two person team and Jason and I were struggling to continue to innovate on Wordament, while supporting the “in-market” code bases we had shipped. So we started looking for a solution that would allow us to share more code between all of the platforms we were targeting. Funnily enough, the answer was sitting in our own backyard: C#.

As we looked around at the state of “cross platform development” on Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android we started to realize that C# was an excellent choice to target all modern mobile devices. So we did just that. With the help of Visual Studio for Windows and Xamarin for iOS and Android, we started a project to build a single version of Wordament’s source code that could target all the platforms we ship on. This release on Windows 8 marks the end of that journey. All of our clients are now proudly built out of one source tree and in one language. Even our service, which runs on Windows Azure, is built in C#. This is a huge efficiency win for our team of four.

Sure, as a player, it’s hard to articulate how this really benefits you, but it does: By having one set of source code, and not ports, we are able to offer a highly consistent experience no matter what device you are playing on. It also means we are able to quickly fix any issues across all our devices at once, and most importantly we are able to add new features to all platforms at once.

We really hope you enjoy this update to Wordament and as always we love hearing your thoughts on Facebook and in email.

Thanks,

John and Jason

534 thoughts on “Wordament for Windows 8.1”

  1. Pingback: cozy cove
  2. Pingback: banana blue
  3. Pingback: Jogos de carros
  4. Pingback: alkaline water
  5. Pingback: online cialis
  6. Pingback: mytopbrokers.com
  7. Pingback: URL
  8. Pingback: alkaline water
  9. Pingback: Opciones binarias
  10. Pingback: class trips
  11. Pingback: water ionizer
  12. Pingback: kangen water
  13. Pingback: oak dining sets
  14. Pingback: basal thermometer
  15. Pingback: explain it videos
  16. Pingback: water ionizer
  17. Pingback: picture fram
  18. Pingback: water ionizer
  19. Pingback: vimeo.com/91192323
  20. Pingback: gold maps
  21. Pingback: sedona shuttle
  22. Pingback: Free porn
  23. Pingback: pozicky
  24. Pingback: nether
  25. Pingback: lenceria sexy
  26. Pingback: credit repair kit
  27. Pingback: generic viagra
  28. Pingback: Esperanca
  29. Pingback: pet waste bags
  30. Pingback: hair extensions
  31. Pingback: online school
  32. Pingback: Aditya Mittal
  33. Pingback: web link
  34. Pingback: water ionizer
  35. Pingback: lesbian sex game
  36. Pingback: yellow october
  37. Pingback: internet access
  38. Pingback: telephone services
  39. Pingback: home security
  40. Pingback: furniture
  41. Pingback: Round Baler
  42. Pingback: CAR FINANCING
  43. Pingback: Resultado
  44. Pingback: credit score
  45. Pingback: best cheats
  46. Pingback: weblink
  47. Pingback: kakprosto.ru
  48. Pingback: locksmith near me
  49. Pingback: surprise eggs
  50. Pingback: lawyer search
  51. Pingback: buy cheap iphone 5
  52. Pingback: meteo martinique
  53. Pingback: best follow
  54. Pingback: Dirk
  55. Pingback: seo resources
  56. Pingback: Steve Nudelberg
  57. Pingback: follow me
  58. Pingback: XXX
  59. Pingback: free ps vita games
  60. Pingback: coupon sites
  61. Pingback: make money at home
  62. Pingback: find cheap flights
  63. Pingback: pikavippi.fi
  64. Pingback: meteo martinique
  65. Pingback: tutaj
  66. Pingback: polskie forum
  67. Pingback: kliknij tutaj
  68. Pingback: pełen artykuł
  69. Pingback: gümrük
  70. Pingback: egg surprise
  71. Pingback: pet sitter naples
  72. Pingback: pet sitting naples
  73. Pingback: GreenSmoke review
  74. Pingback: kinder surprise
  75. Pingback: Gourmet Cooking
  76. Pingback: wynajem aut
  77. Pingback: Hules
  78. Pingback: Poetas Mexicanos
  79. Pingback: amazon retailer
  80. Pingback: leather sofas
  81. Pingback: IELTS Almaty
  82. Pingback: top selling tools
  83. Pingback: water ionizer
  84. Pingback: radio
  85. Pingback: link
  86. Pingback: develop apps
  87. Pingback: srebrzenie
  88. Pingback: zobacz oferte
  89. Pingback: pokazy kulinarne
  90. Pingback: fosforanowanie
  91. Pingback: polecam
  92. Pingback: info
  93. Pingback: ibogaine deaths
  94. Pingback: helpful resources
  95. Pingback: xxxcams.mobi
  96. Pingback: wesele-w-palacu
  97. Pingback: rentboende.se
  98. Pingback: this link
  99. Pingback: brian poncelet
  100. Pingback: Elbrus
  101. Pingback: masöz
  102. Pingback: alkaline water
  103. Pingback: Celebrity Images
  104. Pingback: zobacz tutaj
  105. Pingback: witryna firmowa
  106. Pingback: Alquiler de coches
  107. Pingback: zobacz tutaj
  108. Pingback: valor dominio
  109. Pingback: Geoffrey Leiby
  110. Pingback: info
  111. Pingback: find more
  112. Pingback: cash for cars
  113. Pingback: organize events
  114. Pingback: hostgator promo
  115. Pingback: kangen water
  116. Pingback: masöz
  117. Pingback: host gator coupon
  118. Pingback: hostgator discount
  119. Pingback: beste videos
  120. Pingback: aviation attorney
  121. Pingback: Aerobet
  122. Pingback: lenceria sexy
  123. Pingback: hostgator promo
  124. Pingback: own boss
  125. Pingback: try this website
  126. Pingback: deffered action
  127. Pingback: droga online
  128. Pingback: gambling
  129. Pingback: marijuana onine
  130. Pingback: weaponry
  131. Pingback: cheap viagra
  132. Pingback: gruas burgos
  133. Pingback: Celebrity Shoes
  134. Pingback: casino
  135. Pingback: polecam
  136. Pingback: Online pharmacy
  137. Pingback: baseball freebies
  138. Pingback: weight loss pills
  139. Pingback: strona
  140. Pingback: compra
  141. Pingback: visit website
  142. Pingback: shop for a cause
  143. Pingback: code de la route
  144. Pingback: Black friday deals
  145. Pingback: my home value
  146. Pingback: colombian brides
  147. Pingback: cleaner
  148. Pingback: blog mode
  149. Pingback: enlace
  150. Pingback: generic cialis
  151. Pingback: kinder surprise
  152. Pingback: Actor Movies
  153. Pingback: payday loans
  154. Pingback: MOT YORK
  155. Pingback: Jet Card Cost
  156. Pingback: MOT YORK
  157. Pingback: banned commercials
  158. Pingback: MOT YORK
  159. Pingback: MOT YORK
  160. Pingback: virtualization
  161. Pingback: porn
  162. Pingback: MOT YORK
  163. Pingback: cheap vigra
  164. Pingback: we buy houses
  165. Pingback: antalya masaj
  166. Pingback: MOT YORK
  167. Pingback: Storage Auctions
  168. Pingback: source
  169. Pingback: mattress singapore
  170. Pingback: mattress singapore
  171. Pingback: mattress singapore
  172. Pingback: storage auction
  173. Pingback: web design queens
  174. Pingback: Porno
  175. Pingback: Usenet kostenlos
  176. Pingback: AMT Mining
  177. Pingback: piano
  178. Pingback: m88
  179. Pingback: Nevada Casino
  180. Pingback: Bali yoga retreat
  181. Pingback: party rentals
  182. Pingback: djs
  183. Pingback: dog sitter
  184. Pingback: sex toys
  185. Pingback: sex toys
  186. Pingback: Lesbian
  187. Pingback: pet sitter naples
  188. Pingback: oferta
  189. Pingback: witryna
  190. Pingback: std testing
  191. Pingback: blood testing
  192. Pingback: blood testing
  193. Pingback: personal training
  194. Pingback: personal trainer
  195. Pingback: personal training
  196. Pingback: AMT Miners
  197. Pingback: ebshop
  198. Pingback: putain
  199. Pingback: Teragon labs
  200. Pingback: Videos Porno
  201. Pingback: fifania official
  202. Pingback: vinyl repair
  203. Pingback: AMT Miners
  204. Pingback: Porno
  205. Pingback: dontpayfull.co.uk
  206. Pingback: generic viagra
  207. Pingback: hack into Facebook
  208. Pingback: istanbul masöz
  209. Pingback: masöz izmir
  210. Pingback: masöz izmir
  211. Pingback: check point
  212. Pingback: Awards
  213. Pingback: Porno
  214. Pingback: St.Lucia
  215. Pingback: Celebrities
  216. Pingback: celeb news
  217. Pingback: St.Lucia
  218. Pingback: Vacation St.lucia
  219. Pingback: 411 pain
  220. Pingback: continue
  221. Pingback: 411 pain
  222. Pingback: psn code generator
  223. Pingback: more tips here
  224. Pingback: jt hotshotting
  225. Pingback: click here
  226. Pingback: Dong reset
  227. Pingback: vietnam dong
  228. Pingback: Dong to USD
  229. Pingback: appliance repair
  230. Pingback: Cheap Ed Hardy
  231. Pingback: ice maker repair
  232. Pingback: videos porno
  233. Pingback: opgelicht
  234. Pingback: see this
  235. Pingback: official site
  236. Pingback: Usenet kostenlos
  237. Pingback: appliance repair
  238. Pingback: click here
  239. Pingback: Rhinoplasty
  240. Pingback: link
  241. Pingback: zobacz tutaj
  242. Pingback: free viagra
  243. Pingback: tutaj
  244. Pingback: kliknij
  245. Pingback: kliknij
  246. Pingback: donate money
  247. Pingback: tutaj
  248. Pingback: symantec
  249. Pingback: trail
  250. Pingback: awesome stuff
  251. Pingback: fmtrader نصب
  252. Pingback: fmtrader نصب
  253. Pingback: family fitness
  254. Pingback: pinganillo
  255. Pingback: strona www
  256. Pingback: pinganillo
  257. Pingback: banned commercials
  258. Pingback: free online port
  259. Pingback: wooden hot tubs
  260. Pingback: porno
  261. Pingback: maximum shred
  262. Pingback: maximum shred
  263. Pingback: videos de sexo
  264. Pingback: insurance
  265. Pingback: Offerte aanvragen
  266. Pingback: kroken
  267. Pingback: moving and storage
  268. Pingback: lida
  269. Pingback: agen bola
  270. Pingback: moving
  271. Pingback: new Jersey
  272. Pingback: ugly sweater
  273. Pingback: link
  274. Pingback: polecam link
  275. Pingback: polecam
  276. Pingback: orijinal lida
  277. Pingback: strona firmy
  278. Pingback: Florence Bike tour
  279. Pingback: zobacz oferte
  280. Pingback: link do strony
  281. Pingback: wisetrail
  282. Pingback: check this
  283. Pingback: water ionizers
  284. Pingback: Beastiality Porn
  285. Pingback: Putney
  286. Pingback: koto anau
  287. Pingback: to let
  288. Pingback: real psychic
  289. Pingback: free porn
  290. Pingback: porn
  291. Pingback: sex in cebu
  292. Pingback: parachute soulac
  293. Pingback: ammo
  294. Pingback: funny cat vines
  295. Pingback: lida
  296. Pingback: egg surprise
  297. Pingback: catlak cilt
  298. Pingback: maduras
  299. Pingback: Tiara Sommerfeld
  300. Pingback: flyambu
  301. Pingback: angel medflight
  302. Pingback: Porno
  303. Pingback: dreamhost coupon
  304. Pingback: dreamhost coupons
  305. Pingback: Solo Email Ads
  306. Pingback: porno
  307. Pingback: legal recruiter
  308. Pingback: lubie kawe
  309. Pingback: tradycyjne jadlo
  310. Pingback: pharmacy on line
  311. Pingback: Viagra
  312. Pingback: Read Alot more
  313. Pingback: free viagra
  314. Pingback: peter beck
  315. Pingback: witryna www
  316. Pingback: witryna
  317. Pingback: HD tablets
  318. Pingback: Bed bug
  319. Pingback: self defense
  320. Pingback: pebble tiles
  321. Pingback: pebble tiles
  322. Pingback: novelty techpoint
  323. Pingback: best condo
  324. Pingback: crown at robinson
  325. Pingback: Santa Clarita News
  326. Pingback: naples
  327. Pingback: buy traffic
  328. Pingback: Blogs about life
  329. Pingback: pet sitter
  330. Pingback: buy moncler
  331. Pingback: watch url
  332. Pingback: Goedkope Vissen
  333. Pingback: tools sql server
  334. Pingback: strona www
  335. Pingback: cat sitter
  336. Pingback: Porno
  337. Pingback: auto
  338. Pingback: videos porno
  339. Pingback: Signo Editores
  340. Pingback: Videos Gays
  341. Pingback: Ground beef tacos
  342. Pingback: Suffolk SEO
  343. Pingback: mother
  344. Pingback: naked teen girls
  345. Pingback: Grover Viramontes
  346. Pingback: Cheap Botox
  347. Pingback: serwis iphone

Comments are closed.