‘RELIEF’: WORDLE CREATOR AFTER ONLINE GAME IS BOUGHT BY NYT

Josh Wardle, the software engineer who created Wordle, expressed “relief” after the New York Times bought the popular online game. Wordle will be integrated into The NYT Games suite of daily puzzle titles. The deal was announced on Monday.

“My biggest sense, actually, right now, isn’t joy. It’s relief,” Wardle told Time magazine. He also posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday where the former Redditt employee said he is “grateful for the personal stories” some users have shared with him.

He also said that the game will remain free to play on the internet.

Wardle explained that running the hugely popular game has “been a little overwhelming,” especially considering that he’s the only person who actually handles running the entire game.

The NYT hasn’t disclosed the actual amount it paid for Wordle, but news agency Reuters reported it to be in “low seven figures”.

When it moves over to The New York Times, Wordle will join a lineup of other popular daily puzzles, including NYT Crossword, the Mini crossword, Spelling Bee, Letter Boxed, Tiles, and Vertex.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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