The New York Times acquired Wordle, a popular online vocabulary game that allows you to train your brain trying to find the correct words inside a letter box. Easy to learn and play, this puzzle word game is recommended for lovers of any word based game like Scrabble, crossword, scramble among others.
Also available in Italy for iOS and Android devices on the Apple and Google stores, Wordle presents players with a new word to guess every day. It works like this: the aim is to guess the ‘word of the day’ made up of exactly five letters; the game screen is then presented with six lines each made up of five squares, each to accommodate a letter; you start by writing the first word, naturally of five letters, and if wrong you go on up to five more attempts; the search for the right word is not blindly: after each attempt, if a letter is found in the word to be found but in the wrong position, the respective box becomes yellow, while if a letter is found in the right place then its box becomes green; if a box does not turn yellow or green then the letter it contains is not in the word of the day. At the end of the game, regardless of the result, you can share the result on social media.
Wordle is free to download and play, with no ads. As reported by CNN, the general manager of Games with the TimesJonathan Knight, stated that the game will remain free, initially, for both current and new users.
“Our games already deliver original, high-quality content and experiences every single day”writes The Times in the press release announcing the acquisition (via CBS News). “Wordle will now play a part in that daily experience, giving millions more people around the world one more reason to turn to The Times to meet their daily news and life needs.”
According to what was reported by the The GuardianThe New York Times revealed that it bought Wordle for an undisclosed “low seven-figure sum”.
The Wordle game, from what we have learned, was developed by software engineer Josh Wardle, of Brooklyn, in October 2021 as a gift for his wife, and in the first three months of its launch the game has recorded millions of players every day. .
Those intrigued by this game can find Wordle on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.