The American newspaper The New York Times announced the purchase of wordle, a mental ability web video game that consists of guessing, in just six attempts, a group of six words, all of them five letters long.
In a note, New York Times He said the acquisition strengthens its word game offerings while upholding the newspaper’s commitment to delivering high-quality experiences for readers in English.
wordle was designed by Josh Wardle, a software engineer from Brooklyn, who created the game for his partner, a lover of puns. The project was born as an exclusive game for the couple, and it’s called wordle by a play on words between his surname and the English term word.
Wardle decided to make the game available on WhatsApp family chat, and since it became such a sensation, the engineer thought of making it public.
According a January 20 note published in New York Times, wordle It went from 90 players on November 1 to 300,000 on January 2.
There is no version of wordle by Josh Wardle for iPhone and Android phones, however, in the respective app stores of each platform there are several similar clones, most of them free.
After the purchase, wordle joins the original games New York Times, among which stands out The Mini Crossword, Spelling Bee, Letter Boxed, tiles Y vertex. According to the newspaper, its titles were played 500 million times in 2021, and the newspaper currently has one million subscribers to its gaming service.
All games in the diary can be played online on the page New York Times. However, they also have their own apps for iPhone and Android.