How does a Live Crossword work?

Written by Alex
Updated 10 months ago

The goal of the game is to let viewers fill the empty squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answer. 

Start Screen

The game starts with a countdown, which duration you can adjust in advance.

CrossWord Rounds
The game kicks in, and viewers see a screen with a crossword grid:

- The squares that are displayed in green are the words that need to be guessed. They are marked with a number and according the clues below. 

- Viewers need to comment words in a comment section. They will score for correct answers and it will be reflected inside of the stream.

- When someone guesses the word from green squares, another set of squares turns green and appropriate clues displayed below.

Score Calculation:

Players score +10 points for guessing the FULLword correctly and +1 point for each letter.

So, if a player found the word APPLE, they will score +15 points (10 points + 5).
If a player found only 2 letters within the word, they will score +2.

Users need to comment a single word, so our system is able to consider the comment. No numbers, or 2+ words at a time are allowed.


When all words are guessed within the grid, the leaderboard is displayed and followed by the next round.

Final Leaderboard

The final leaderboard contains information with all the scores and winners.

To create and stream a crossword puzzle, follow this tutorial.

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