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

Who said puzzle games don't hold any value?

The New York Times Buys Wordle in an Acquisition-1

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 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 Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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