It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight on Mixer, we played Letter Quest Remastered, the stellar word game/RPG from Bacon Bandit and Digerati. Read on for quick impressions and contest winners.
Letter Quest Remastered
Letter Quest is a turn-based role-playing game with a twist: players spell words to damage their enemies! It's a unique combination of spelling and role-playing that makes every battle a delightful challenge.
Letter Quest's campaign features 40 total levels, each with four variations to play. Every level consists of one or more battles between Grimm and a variety of monsters. The twist is you have to spell different words to defeat those monsters.
You always have a field of fifteen letters from which to choose from here, far more than Scrabble's limit of seven letters per player. As a result, it's usually much easier to spell words here. Words must contain at least three letters and less common letters like K and X add more damage to attacks than common ones.
Once you've completed a word, submit it to initiate an attack. Letter Quest also has a nice educational component in that the game displays the definition of any word you submit. Since players sometimes do a bit of guessing in word games like this, it can be cool to learn what a guessed word means.
Although Letter Quest Remastered perhaps goes on slightly longer than it should, the core gameplay and upgrade systems certainly make for an entertaining time before repetition sets in. If you enjoy word games, this one's an easy recommendation. See our full review for more details.
We streamed Letter Quest Remastered for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 19 game codes:
- Ten for Xbox One
- Four for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
- Five for Steam
See the contest winners at the end of this story.
What is Mixer?
We stream exclusively on Mixer, Microsoft's interactive livestreaming platform. It provides some welcome improvements over Twitch, such as a cleaner website layout, built-in stream interactivity, and extremely low latency.
You can follow our channel at Mixer.com/WindowsCentral. From there, you'll be able to watch the stream and participate in chat directly from any web browser, including the Xbox One and Windows Phone browsers. Mobile apps are also available for Android on iOS.
Some of our handy Mixer guides:
- A beginner's guide to Mixer streaming
- How to use Mixer to stream Xbox One games
- How to stream on Mixer with FTL
- How to set up interactive sounds and buttons for your Mixer streams
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekend Mixer programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT, 2am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- August 26: Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae, the Japanese indie action game in which schoolgirls use swords to battle monsters. We love to showcase unique games on Saturday Game School!
- September 2: Stay tuned!
- September 9: Penarium, a sadistic 2D platformer from Team17 that takes place in a deadly circus.
- September 16: Beyond Eyes, the beautiful adventure game from Team17 about how a blind girl experiences the world.
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
These viewers know how to spell victory!
Tonight's prizes provided by Digerati. Thanks also to our stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!
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