Team Crossword: Your new Facebook gaming addiction

team crossword from microsoft

The pointy hatted wizards at the Microsoft FUSE studio have conjured up Team Crossword, a cool mix of a standard crossword puzzle and social gaming staples -- friend invites, chat options and Facebook sharing. If you don't know 25 DOWN you can post that to your Facebook stream and have your friends join you in the game. Still having trouble with the whole puzzle? Share the link via email and your friend can join you in real-time to work on the puzzle.

The interface is not perfect -- It took a while to figure out how to type the answer into the correct box, in the correct direction. Despite that one small quirk, anyone with a knack for crosswords will want to give this new Facebook game a go.

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Here is the official information about the game from the about section:

About Team Crossword

Team Crossword was primarily developed by 3 members of the Microsoft FUSE Labs team during the semi-annual creative week. The inspiration for the project comes from the weekly inter-family tug of war that occurs at Matt's house with the paper version of the Sunday crossword puzzle. And Jeff wanted to finally build some software his mom would like.

Technologies used to build Team Crossword MVC 2, jQuery, SQL Azure, Visual Studio 2010, and it's hosted on Windows Azure. Crossword puzzle data is provided by uClick LLC.

To provide feedback or report an issue, please visit our support/feature ideas forum, or else email us at xwrd AT microsoft dot com

Happy (team) puzzling!

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