The principle is simple: a snapshot from a movie is sent every 10 minutes on Twitter and people have 5 minutes to guess the title of the movie to grab some points. If you answer correctly, your tweet is "liked" by the bot. You can read the full FAQ here or the homepage to learn more.
The game aims every kind of movie lovers. It tries to deliver the perfect balance between a fun quiz with quite easy movies to guess, and challenging shots from not really known movies. The main goal behind is to make people discovering new exciting movies where a single picture will trigger their curiosity and maybe make them watch the movie.
Yes you do. The competition especially on easy shots can be tough as we have some players with really good typing skills! Therefore, even if you are not the first one to guess correctly a movie, you will still win points. It all depends of the difficulty of the shot submitted:
As we accept some short titles (like "Matrix" for the whole trilogy), players who make the effort of answering the full original title in its original language are rewarded twice more points as the others.
The bot detects and accepts spelling mistakes from players. The longer the title is, the more spelling mistakes are tolerated. As we accept short titles and foreign titles, the exact original title is not required to get points: you can write the title in your native language (we support a lot of languages). For franchise movies, the "default" title is accepted, but as explained above, if you answer the full episode title, you will get more points.
Some players like to delete their (correct) answers after the bot collected & processed them. When the bot "likes" your reply, it means you found the good movie. From this point, you are free to do whatever you want with your tweet. If you want to delete it to not flood your timeline with all your guesses, you can proceed to: your answer was properly saved by the bot.
If nobody found the shot after 3 minutes, a clue about the movie is sent on Twitter. The clue can be many things: the director's name, the main actor's name or a part of the title.
If the clue is a part of the title, the length of the clue is proportional to the length of the title of the movie. Therefore, if the clue is only "...ta", it means the title is very short (in this case Lolita).
There are several commands you can use to interact with the bot to get more informations about your rank or a movie for example if you don't want to visit the website but get everything through Twitter. Here are some useful commands you can send to the bot:
There are also some commands that are available to moderate the game which will be explained below.
Usually, when this kind of shots is used in the game, a little emoji (🔞) appears in the tweet. If you chose in your Twitter settings to not display sensitive material, the shot will not appear automatically, you would have to click on it to see it.
If you see a sensitive shot without the emoji, it means it wasn't categorized as "sensitive material" and you can report it to me by writing "gore" or "nudity", depending of the scene of course. If the shot is used again in the future, thanks to your report, it will be correctly assigned.
We also have some shots that contain unreadable text (horizontally reversed text). If you see one of them, you can report it by replying "text". The shot will be reversed for the future and text will be readable.
If you spot an error about a movie, you can report it to me by replying "error". This command is useful to fix wrong infos like a wrong director's name, a wrong flag assigned to the movie, or a typo in the title.
You can also use "error" if you think the results of a shot is false. Example, if you didn't get points when you think you should have.
A notification will be sent to me and I will try to fix the mistake when I'm available.
Relax, nothing personal in here! To make discussions more humans, the bot uses famous movie quotes to talk with the players. "You're one ugly firstsolver" is a reference to this famous scene from Predator, and "you could have class" comes from Marlon Brando's speech in A Streetcar Named Desire.
First, remember that time is not important. Sure you could get a few more points if you beat your own records or world records by answering fast, but this should be seen as bonus, not objective. The only rule about time is to answer within the 5 min allowed after a shot's game is opened.
Secondly, if you use Twitter through their website – twitter.com –, you have to know that notifications are not in real time – almost. Therefore, you don't see tweets as soon as they are sent, but a few seconds later, depending of your connection. If you want real time tweets, you can use Tweetdeck, a website developed by Twitter for people who need to see tweets as soon as they are published.
The fastest correct answer times are all owned by users playing either through Tweetdeck, either from their Smartphone.
Players with a little next to their usernames are VIP Players. A VIP Player can do several things. They got this status for a period of time for one of these reasons:
If a player is already VIP and finish, for example, first at the end of the day, he will automatically add one more week to his VIP expiration date. And so on. VIP Players have special powers/commands:
VIP Players can request automatically special shots once a day by sending a Direct Message in private to the bot. Shots that have been requested by VIPs are published with a at the end of the tweet. VIPs can request shots by director, actor, genre, year & tag. Here are some examples of requests you can send to the bot in Direct Messages:
As WTS is a quiz game, if we don't have enough shots & movies in our database to offer a proper random experience, your request won't be accepted (for example, if a director has only one movie). Tag requests are basically shots that contain a kind of things on it (cat, b/w shots, water etc).
Thanks a lot! For starters, you can help me by reporting any sensitive shot that are not tagged properly, unreadable text on shots and movie/shot with wrong infos using the available commands. For each good report you get one point.
You can also help me by donating a small amount of money on Paypal to cover the costs. This game is very time consuming and I put a lot of work in it. You can also offer me a vinyl from my Amazon Wishlist if you prefer or simply share this tweet. For any of you doing one of these, thank you!