The New York Times Acquires Popular Puzzle Game Wordle In A “Seven Figure” Acquisition

Who said puzzle games don't hold any value?

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The New York Times Buys Wordle in an Acquisition-1
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If you’re an active netizen, you may have heard of the game Wordle. It’s a puzzle game that has been making lots of rounds on social media over the past few weeks, especially on Twitter.

The developer of the game, Josh Wardle, announced via his Twitter account that The New York Times, one of the largest publishing media, has acquired Wordle. In a statement, he said, “Since launching Wordle I’ve been in awe of the response from everyone that has played. The game has gotten bigger than I ever imagined (which I suppose isn’t that much of a feat given I made the game for an audience of. Given this, I am incredibly pleased to announce that I’ve reached an agreement with The New York Times for them to take over running Wordle going forward.”

Wardle said that he thought NYT’s other games were interesting and that them acquiring Wordle would be suitable. NYT says the game was sold for a seven figures price and will remain free until they gather enough players.

You can still play Wordle on the older website powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle. Apart from that, there are lots of clones of the same with similar tactics and mechanics.

Have you ever played the game? Let us know in the comments section.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a passionate tech writer whose love for tech started in 2011 when he got a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Linux and open-source, you'll find him binge-watching anime or Tech content on YouTube.

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