The World’s Biggest Wordsearch Puzzle - a richly featured game, a massive poster and an opportunity to be part of a World Record. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on March 27, 2013.
About this project
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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!
~~ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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