Language Updates (part 2): Spanish, French, Italian, and Dutch

One of the importance differences between most of our language editions today, and English and German is the lack of Themed puzzles. It’s the of the top reason that these editions are still called “Beta” – they don’t have the full feature set of English.

That changes today. We’ve just updated the puzzles across Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch to include both Themed puzzles and Potpourri puzzles. This means you will have the opportunity, for the first time in those languages, to earn all of the remaining Xbox achievements and gamerscore. We also think these kinds of puzzles add fun and variety.

For today, we have implemented our most popular subset of English themes into the new languages:

  • Animals
  • The Body
  • Colors
  • Crime
  • Family
  • Food
  • Geography
  • Occupations
  • Sounds
  • Transportation
  • Weather

For Potpourri puzzles, we’ve added the following two types:

  • High value X – Where one tile is worth at least 10 points, but not more than double letter score.
  • X in the corners – A single tile is in each of the four corners of the puzzle.

And, while all of our themes were professionally translated by native speakers, we expect that you might find words that should be included, but are not. In those cases, please email us: wordament@microsoft.com with the specific theme and list of words that you believe should be included.

We hope you enjoy this update! Based on the feedback we receive, we believe these languages are ready to leave BETA at the end of this week. Thanks for listening!

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