Introducing The TA Hangman Community Challenge

By Dave Horobin,
Hello TAers!

A lot of you have enjoyed taking part in our various community challenges over the course of the past two years, and today we are delighted to reveal TA Hangman, our very own achievement-themed take on the classic word game, will begin next week!

Introducing The TA Hangman Community Challenge

What is The TA Hangman Community Challenge?

I'm sure most of you are aware of the basic premise of hangman, but for those of you that aren't in the know, it's a classic word game where one player thinks of a word or phrase and draws a blank line to indicate each letter, whilst one or more other players try to guess the answer by asking what letters it contains. If a player guesses a letter correctly, the blank spaces are filled in. If a player chooses a letter that isn't present in the word or phrase, they get a strike, and part of a hangman is drawn. If the player guesses the word correctly they win, but if they choose eight letters that aren't present, they lose.

For our TA Hangman community challenge, we're going to make it a little bit harder. Once the challenge begins, you will be assigned a random gaming-related phrase from our pool of answers. You can guess a letter from your chosen phrase by using the first character of your achievement unlocks. Guessing a letter correctly will replace the blank spaces within the phrase, whereas guessing incorrectly will use up one of your strikes and draw part of the hangman.

The challenge begins this coming Monday, February 4th at 10:00 UTC, and to register all you need to do is head over to the TA Hangman Challenge hub and hit the "Register Now" button on the right-hand side of the page.

The challenge ends on Monday, March 4th at 10:00 UTC. You can register at any time during the event, however, all achievements must be unlocked and scanned in by the closing date for them to count, and you must have filled in each of the blank spaces to complete the challenge.

While the event is running, you'll be able to track your progress by with a handy panel that will appear on your profile page once the event begins.

Which Achievements Count?

  • The achievements must be earned online and have a valid timestamp.
  • Only achievements from games will be valid. Challenges and app achievements do not count.
  • Only achievements that start with a letter are valid.
  • Achievements starting with a special character (such as those with ümlauts or tilde) do not count. Only those in the English alphabet are included.

Is There a Prize?

As with all of our community challenges, everyone can be a winner in the TA Hangman community challenge. If you successfully fill in all of the blank spaces from your chosen phrase before the closing date, you'll be awarded a new Community Challenge badge on your TrueAchievements profile (or an upgrade on the colour if you already have one).

Please be aware that failure is possible. You are allowed to make seven incorrect guesses. Eight incorrect guesses will result in the final piece of the hangman being drawn and the end of the puzzle. Guessing the same letter again will not count as an incorrect guess.

Useful Links

Happy hunting and good luck to everyone that takes part!
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.