Wordle had the world hooked on guessing words, and now a new game is testing people’s knowledge about the world. Worldle is a geo-game where the player is asked to guess the name of a country or territory from the map. If the guess is wrong, the player is told how close she is and the distance from the correct answer. It is a free web browser game that can be found here.
The game has caught the imagination of social media and netizens have been sharing their Worldle scores.
“I present you Worldle. You’re given a map of a country/territory. If you get it wrong, it will tell you how close you are and give you the direction and distance from the right answer."
“Not too shabby for a first attempt #Worldle."
“Forget #Wordle, #Worldle is my jam."
“I’m built for this game. https://worldle.teuteuf.fr"
“Dang this is hard. #Worldle"
“#Worldle. I love thissssss. Absolutely love that small “direction" sign. It helped for sure."
“I played my first #Worldle yesterday.
I simultaneously felt:
1) The desire to travel
3) Obnoxiously American
“It helps having a Geography Degree for my first crack at #Worldle."
The maker of the game shared a graph showing a steep increase in unique visitors to Worldle.
“You crazy people! It was supposed to be just a small side project! We are now half a million who played #Worldle today! Thanks to all of you!"
“10 days ago I shared my small geographical Wordle here, expecting a few friends would enjoy it…Today, we are 10k people playing it! o_o I didn’t expect that! Thanks for all the love and for the free coffee! And play Worldle!"
Worldle is is the latest Wordle spin-off bringing people back to playing games. Wordle was quickly acquired by the New York Times. Wordle the game has its roots in a bit of a love story. Brooklyn software engineer Josh Wardle came up with it for his partner who loves word games. The name of the game is a play on his surname Wardle. New York Times reported that the two played Wordle for months and it was an instant hit on their family WhatsApp groups. That was when Wardle realised that he might be sitting on a hitmaker and decided to release it to the rest of the world. He did so in October 2021. In November of 2021, about 90 players were on the game. Just about two months later, Wordle had more than 3,00,000 players.
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