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Wordament now listed prematurely among other Xbox Live titles (but still not LIVE)

Wordament, the free (ad-supported) Windows Phone indie game from You vs. the Internet, is expected to be re-released as an Xbox Live title on the Marketplace. The multiplayer word game puts players against one another to find as many words as possible from the same grid of 16 letters. The announcement detailing this upgrade was published back in February.

The Xbox Live version -once released- will remain free and ad-supported, much like Minesweeper, Sudoku and Breeze. Before it has time to return with achievements and whatnot, it seems someone has got ahead of themselves at Windows Phone HQ. Should you filter the web Marketplace games catalogue to display Live enabled titles, you'll see an odd listing.

We're not entirely sure why Wordament is present on the Xbox Live list of Windows Phone games, but this further confirms an imminent re-release of the word game. it's good to see such a popular title receive Live features, especially after someone proposed using the game concept. We'll update with more information as it's made available.

Thanks Illum1na for the heads up! 

Rich Edmonds
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  • Will we have to redownload it to make it xbox live or update will fix the mess?
  • I believe in the original article the developers said that Wordament would prompt for an update once you launched the app.
  • Well the publisher is Microsoft Studios now.
  • Wordament is great. if it wasnt for WP's small marketshare it would be hugely popular like Words with Friends and Draw Something. I think it will be as soon as Windows 8 is released (I hope its a LIVE title there too).
    I have it on both Windows Phone and Windows 8, its more difficult with a touchpad but still great fun. a must have game
  • They have development backing from Microsoft. There is a version running on Windows 8 Consumer preview that you can check out as well.
  • Mine just got updated!