What’s this game about anyways?
Use Your Words is a game that invites players to respond to a variety of mini-games and prompts with the funniest answers they can think of! Players play using their phones and tablets as controllers, making gameplay seamless and quick to pick up. Players who get stumped can use one of the hidden “House Answers” to lay a trap for their fellow players once it’s time for everyone to vote for their favorite.
How is it played?
The game itself is run on a PC or game console, and players play using any HTML5 enabled device (like a phone or a tablet). Just navigate to our game webpage (wordsgame.lol) in your browser, enter the on-screen Room Code, and you’re in the game!
How many players are supported?
We support 3-6 players as part of the core game, but up to 1000 people can join as spectators and vote on which answers were the grossest, most offensive, or the funniest.
When’s it coming out?
The game is slated for launch March 2017 on Xbox One, WiiU, PC and Mac. PlayStation 4 and Apple TV will follow shortly after.
What platforms are supported?
Currently we’re slated to launch on Steam (PC and Mac), Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Apple TV.
How is this game different from “Quiplash”?
The short answer is “More ways to play!” Use Your Words lets you add your own subtitle to a film clip, create a headline for a photo, and we’ve got even more ways to play coming in our planned DLC packs. Beyond that–while we don’t know our competitor’s process–we are rigorous about only keeping prompts that spark funny answers. We’re committed to making a game that can truly guarantee big laughs every time.
What if I can’t think of anything funny to write?
You can always press the “house decoy” button and borrow one of our house answers for half-points.
How do house decoys and house answers work?
In every round, the game automatically throws in one house answer along with players’ answers (we’ve written a bunch of house answers for every prompt). If you decide to press the house decoy button instead of writing your own answer, you get to use one of our house answers for yourself. If a player votes for your house decoy, you get 500 points (a vote for an original answer gets 1000 points). The house decoy button is a bit of a gamble, but it’s a trusty failsafe for when your mind goes blank.
Is there a family-friendly version of the game?
Yes! In our options menu, you can turn on “Family Mode” which filters out “adult” prompts and house answers.
Who composed your music?
Most of our soundtrack comes from a 1960 instrumental album called “The Sound Of Speed” by composer Bob Thompson.
I would love to see Use Your Words on ______ platform!
Awesome! We’d love to hear feedback from our players about what you want to play this on. Please email us at [email protected] and let us know.
Can I stream and make money streaming this game?
Yes! The game is perfect for streamers and Let’s Play-ers and we actively encourage our players to share their experiences. We even have a “Let’s Play Mode” that switches the game to use Content ID-friendly music.
If you do stream the game, give us a shout on Twitter. We might show up to your stream!
If you are a Let’s Play-er or a streamer and would like hi-res assets for your videos, please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll hook you up.
Will this game be localized to other languages?
Due to the unique nature of the comedy of Use Your Words we currently have no plans to localize to other languages. We’re not ruling it out for the future, but our focus for the initial release of the game is getting it right in our own language.
I’m a licensor and would love to see my video content in Sub The Title!
Great, we’re always looking for funny content for our players to riff on. Please email us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
Who made this game?
Use Your Words was developed by Smiling Buddha Games, a partnership between Brent “Brentalfloss” Black and Julian Spillane. In addition to Brent and Julian, our team is comprised of Lead Programmer, Derek Gallant, and Art Director, Kai Salminen.
Who published this game?
Use Your Words was co-published as a partnership between Screenwave Media and Smiling Buddha Games, LLC.
How do we keep up with your updates?
I’m press and I’d love to cover the game!
That’s fantastic! We’d love to help you with any information and assets you may need. You can find our full Press Kit here, and you can reach us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you right away.