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The World’s Biggest Wordsearch Puzzle - a richly featured game, a massive poster and an opportunity to be part of a World Record.

Be part of a World Record! Own a great game! Procure an amazing poster!

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The World's Biggest Wordsearch

Here at Supersonic, we LOVE words. We like saying them, writing them, coding with them, emailing, chatting, arguing and haranguing with them. We love chit-chat, natter, banter, discourse, gossip and even the occasional tete-a-tete.

But we love HIDING them the most.

We’ve embarked upon a mad (we admit) mission to mask a multitude of them in a mythically mammoth muddle. One sure to mystify, madden and move your minds in the most mesmerising manner imaginable!

World's Biggest Wordsearch!
World's Biggest Wordsearch!

Campaign Updates

~~ Update #8 NEW REWARD! Themed section (20 words!) for just £50 (save 66%!) ~~

~~ Update #7 Immortality for £5 (new reward tier!) ~~

~~ Update #6 Backers-only Extended Demo! ~~

~~ Update #5 Play the Demo! ~~

~~ Update #4 Kicking it Forward ~~

~~ Update #3 The Poster - mini update - VIDEO! ~~

~~ Update #2 The Giant Poster ~~

~~ Update #1 361 Themes - and a puzzle ~~

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We’re producing a perfectly plump puzzle, packed with over 5,750 wickedly withheld words, all of them tied to over 350 themes, lovingly laced through a latticework of over 60,000 letters.

The puzzle is hand-crafted with tactfully and tastefully thought-out themes, and of course - wads of wonderful words. We’ve hidden a Secret Message and 45 specially designated ‘Trophy’ words too.

Our convoluted calculations conclude it’ll take a committed Word Search puzzler over 40 hours to complete this world beating puzzle – as such we’re applying to the Guinness Book of World Records and are confident of a rapturous response.

A few screens from the game's current prototype!
A few screens from the game's current prototype!

Which platforms is it for?

We’re producing the puzzle as a digital game on PC, mobile and tablet. We’re also making a massive poster of the puzzle.  Hang it on your wall and solve it over weeks or months!

The clincher - be part of the World Record!  Get your name incorporated and gain a credit as a co-compiler and joint record holder!  Once again - BE PART OF A WORLD RECORD!

If you love word puzzles (or know someone who does), this is the ultimate puzzle.

Our plan is to sell the poster via our website, digitally distribute the PC version as well as publishing the iOS and Android games on the usual AppStores.

WBWS on iOS
WBWS on iOS

How did we make the World’s Biggest Wordsearch?  

We decided that the puzzle should be about 250*250 letters in size. That’s about 400x the size of an average puzzle.

We didn’t want to throw a load of random words into the puzzle, or place them haphazardly on the grid (imagine how hard it would be to find each one). Instead we’ve split the grid into mini-sections, which each have a theme and associated words. We think this keeps the puzzle much more interesting and makes it much more solvable too.

WBWS on Android
WBWS on Android

What are the key features?

  • 361 themed areas
  • 0-20 words within each themed area
  • 0 repeat words
  • 60 word Secret Message
  • 45 Hidden Trophies
  • 750+ names - back the £30+ tiers to be inside the puzzle!
  • Over 5,750 words to search for in total

What's the end product going to be?

We’re producing a professionally printed (and densely packed) A0 poster (1189 x 841mm). This will show the grid, the words to find, the Secret Message, the Trophy words, the Kickstarter compiler words as well as the Kickstarter credits.

We’re also bringing the puzzle to PC, mobile and tablet as a fully interactive game. Scroll around the grid, zoom-in and out, find words!  Along the way you can discover the Secret Message, find the Trophy words and complete special Quests.  This will be a massive game, containing over 40 hours of game-play.

Poster prototype
Poster prototype

Why Kickstarter?

We've been working on the raw puzzle for years.  Making this into a fully interactive video game is an expensive business.  We also have costs associated with applying for a Guinness World Record.  Professionally printing a MASSIVE poster is expensive too.  With a little help from you we can meet our goals of producing a great game on lots of platforms and also an incredible, world record beating puzzle poster!

WBWS on PC
WBWS on PC

Also - Kickstarter is a great way to get you involved - how else could we recruit you to be part of our World Record?

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your help!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The puzzle is already 95% complete. It's been a work-in-progress for about 8 years. We still have to incorporate the KickStarter compiler's words, but other than that, it's done - so practically no risk there.

In terms of the interactive versions:

We've already published games on iOS, Google Play and Amazon Android (check out our Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution game). We develop using Unity, which is a very stable and robust development platform.

WBWS on PC, iOS and Android is about 75% complete already. The basic game is working and playable and uses the full puzzle. As with any interactive project, taking it from this playable stage to a publishable game involves quite a bit of work, but we know what we have to do and have lots of experience of doing it before. We think the risk of non-delivery is very, very small.

In terms of the Poster: we've sourced a printer, had proofs made and have costed production and delivery, so that's all in hand too...

The record: our puzzle is approximately twice the size of the current official Guinness World Record. What we don't know is whether anyone else is gunning for this record too. We'll do all that we can to secure an official Guinness World Record, but we can't absolutely 100% guarantee that will happen.

What we can guarantee is that we're bigger than their current record and that a great game and poster will be made from our attempt.

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    Approx $8. Immortality: we’ll put your name (max 13 characters) in this World Record Beating Puzzle and ALL versions of the game. You’ll forever be immortalized as a contributor to a World Record. We’ll also send you a PDF of the finished puzzle poster and we’ll tell you when the iOS and Android versions go live so you can download and play those too. Play the game, find your name, tell your friends about your awesome World Record.

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    Approx $32. EARLY BIRD Record Breaker: Send us your name and we'll incorporate it into the puzzle - you'll be a joint World Record Holder! Once that's done, you can find yourself on the massive A0 poster of the puzzle and the digital copy of the PC version of the game we send you. We’ll also email you when the iOS and Android versions go live so you can download and play those too. Limited run at a low price!

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    Approx $80. Celebration: Receive 2 copies of the regular poster plus a single copy of a Special Limited Edition ‘Celebration’ print of the poster (only 400 will ever be made), signed by the puzzle.tv compilers. PLUS - send us 3 names and we'll incorporate them into the puzzle - you and 2 of your friends / family can be joint World Record Holders! You will of course be fully credited in game and on the poster. You’ll also receive a digital copy of the PC version of the game and we’ll email you when the iOS and Android versions go live so you can download and play those too.

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    Approx $80. Puzzle Maker: We’ve set aside an area of the grid for you to make your own themed section. Come up with a theme, and provide up to 20 words and we’ll incorporate them into the grid. We’ll help and advise on word choice. You also get to choose the title of this area of the grid. Note that as all words in the puzzle have to be unique we may have to ask you to choose some alternatives. No swear words and nothing defamatory please! We reserve the right to veto any choices, but we’ll work hard to ensure your choices are as you want them. At your option, we’ll also include your photo next to your name in the credits section of the puzzle. Once that's done, you can find yourself on the massive A0 poster of the puzzle and the digital copy of the PC version of the game we send you. We’ll also email you when the iOS and Android versions go live so you can download and play those too.

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    Approx. $160. Big Pack: Receive 10 copies of the A0 poster of the puzzle to share with your friends and family plus 10 digital copies of the PC version of the game. PLUS - send us 8 names and we'll incorporate them into the puzzle - you and your friends / family can be joint World Record Holders! You will of course be fully credited in game and on the poster. We’ll also email you when the iOS and Android versions go live so you can download and play those too.

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    Approx $480. Corner Controller: New lower price! Same deal as with 'Puzzle Maker', but you get to set the theme for one of the corners of the puzzle - the most regularly solved sections of the whole grid. Come up with a theme, and provide up to 20 words and we’ll incorporate them into the grid. We’ll help and advise on word choice. You also get to choose the title of this area of the grid. Note that as all words in the puzzle have to be unique we may have to ask you to choose some alternatives. No swear words and nothing defamatory please! We reserve the right to veto any choices, but we’ll work hard to ensure your choices are as you want them. At your option, we’ll also include your photo next to your name in the credits section of the puzzle. Also included are 10 copies of the poster and 10 copies of the PC version.

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