Latest WordWalk News

New Features:

  1. On your profile page, there is now a link to see your private rootwords.
  2. There is now a Puzzle Marketplace where you can list your puzzles for sale. You must be logged and go to your profile to see links to it. YouTube video on this new feature.
  3. The puzzle play page now displays "Tries Left". For logged in users, you are allowed a maximum of 3 tries for score. After that, you can reload and solve a puzzle as many times as you like, but you will no longer be allowed to submit your score and rack up more points. In the future, we may also discount/reduce the number of points granted on each of the three tries.
  4. New bid system: You can now make bids to buy other people's puzzles. There's a form at the bottom of the puzzle playing page that allows you to enter a bid to buy the puzzle. The owner will have to accept or reject that bid from their profile page. Check your profile page often to see if anyone has submitted a bid to buy one of your puzzles! Owning puzzles brings 10% passive points income to the owner everytime somebody plays one of the owner's puzzles. But it will cost you points, of course, to buy the puzzles. YouTube video on this new feature.
  5. We now have leaderboards for Monthly Puzzle Completions and for Weekly Puzzle Completions.
  6. Nostr login capbility. You can now login via Nostr public key credentials. You must first update your profile with your Nostr public key. That will be stored along with all of your profile info in our databse. Then, all you need to do is use your Nostr client or wallet to generate a digital signature of an arbitrary message and input your public key, signature and its clear text message into the Nostr login form. There's a link to the Nostr login form on the normal login page. More Nostr compatibility features should be coming soon!
  7. You can now create your own (private) Rootwords and subwords!Also, you can create puzzles from these Rootwords. Now teachers can make puzzles out of their class's spelling words! Click here!
  8. Another new language has been added: French!!! See your profile page and check the appropriate language preferences boxes to to include French (and other languages) in your daily puzzles.
  9. A new language has been added: Swedish!!!
  10. Now you can see the what your new puzzle is going to look like incrementally, as you build it. See Rootword search on the Puzzle Search and Build page.
  11. Many YouTube videos made for solving Wordwalk puzzles. See link in navbar above.
  12. Created new owner and creator fields within the Puzzle database table. Keeping a spearate DB table for puzzle ownership was not very efficient. This also paves the way puzzle creators (who are also by default the initial puzzle owners) to offer their puzzles for sale on a puzzle marketplace soon to be deployed.
  13. Beta testing is finished! We are live!

Bug Fixes:

  1. Changed points algorithm: Now you don't get any rewards for correct subword guessing, or for letters and arrows. Instead, you get the max points possible if you correctly guess the rootword without making any errors. If you make any errors, however, 25 points are subtracted for each incorrectly guessed subword. In this way, you do not have to guess all the subwords; only the rootword counts. So, if you can guess the rootword by just looking at the puzzle and the the list of subwords -- but without guessing any of the subwords -- you will get max points and a short time.


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