Tonight, we humbly launch Dutch Edition BETA. With our recent Spanish Edition BETA, each member of our team had some experience with LATAM Spanish, but for Dutch, we are much less experienced. We appreciate your patience as we work to leave the BETA phase together. Each Language Edition that we launch will leave BETA when we, together, are proud of it. Spanish is SO much better this week than last week, but it’s still imperfect—it’s a BETA. We’re hoping that we’ve learned a lot of lessons from that experience and applied them to this launch, but you will be the judge of our starting quality.
Here’s how you can help us:
1) Please be specific! Know that we are here to get this right and that we acknowledge that it’s not perfect, right now… so, when you do contact us, please be specific! What words aren’t words? Which words are we missing? In many cases our lexicon already has everything—but valid words have been removed or abbreviations have been left. We start from a really rich Microsoft Dutch Lexicon, but are slicing and dicing it to convert it from a “spell check” lexicon to a “word game lexicon”—they are very different things.
2) Please be patient with us! We are rolling new puzzles out for each language each day right now as we learn and refine. If the puzzles are “terrible” today, then try again tomorrow. If you sent us specific feedback, we’ll have heard you and may have been able to fix it.
3) Know that all features will appear in time! Today, we are launching with Normal and Digram puzzles. We do not have Dutch “themed puzzles” yet. We will. But not today, or tomorrow, or even next week. They will be here though! If you want to help, start creating themed word lists!
Thanks in advance for all the help you will provide us! Now, to get in there, start Wordament and pivot to Help & Opties and select Nederlands in the Puzzeltaal dropdown.