May 22, 2022

The “New York Times” offers online word game Wordle for several million dollars

The American newspaper assured that this ultra-popular game would remain free.

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word of the day New York Times on Wordle was surely to be “purchase”. The American newspaper announced Monday, January 31 the acquisition, for several million dollars, of Wordle, an online game that has become a phenomenon in just four months. Created by engineer Josh Wardle, the game involves discovering a five-letter word in six tries. The platform only uploads one word per day.

According to the American newspaper, Wordle, launched in October, had only 90 players at the start of November. At the beginning of January, they were more than 300,000 and, specifies the group, “Millions of people are now playing daily” at Wordle. the New York Times clarified that the game would remain free for all players, old or new, and assured that its configuration would not be changed.

The acquisition is part of the diversification of the New York Times, which already offers a specific game subscription, featuring crossword puzzles, a service that reached one million subscribers in December, according to a press release published on Monday. In the first nine months of 2021, non-information products represented 11% of the company’s turnover. In addition to games, they include a paid subscription to cooking recipes (NYT Cooking) or the Audm audio platform, also available by subscription.