Acceptable Words in Letter Quest

When making Letter Quest, we wanted our target audience to be everyone, from young children all the way up to the elderly. As such, we spent a lot of time making the game accessible and “safe”, which included many tweaks to our word list.

Letter Quest uses a custom word list curated by us manually, from a variety of different sources. NSFW (“Not Safe For Work”) words, such as “sh*t”, were intentionally removed by us, along with racial slurs. If potentially offensive words have an alternate, non-offensive meaning, we generally left them in (ex: “faggot“, which is an alternate spelling of “fagot”, and means “a bundle of something”). We have tried very hard to make a game that is safe for people of all ages, so we felt that this was the best way to handle it.

Our word list is currently over 190,000 words, which is actually huge for a word game! As this page explains, there are only just over 170,000 words in the entire Oxford English Dictionary. We have most of the words from the Oxford English Dictionary in Letter Quest, last time I checked (aside from the offensive ones mentioned earlier). The rest of our words are, for the most part, British words. There are many, many more British words that we’re considering adding to the game’s dictionary too, we’re just not familiar with which of them are racial slurs and/or insults, so need to do some research on that!

If you come across any words that aren’t accepted by the game, and you believe they should be, please let us know and we’ll be sure to add them! Thanks!

One Comment

  1. Cure Lovely says:

    Seeing this article merely confirms something I already felt strongly about the game. You put your loving heart and passion into it, and I could feel it. ♥

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