Worldle is the latest Wordle takeoff, giving players six chances to guess a country outlined in black.
Wordle, the viral online word game, has spawned countless variations since being launched by Welsh developer Josh Wardle in October 2021.
In the latest, Worldle, players are shown a shaded outline of a country and have six tries to correctly guess what the locale is.
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As with Wordle, which was recently purchased by The New York Times, Worldle flashes green, gray and yellow squares. The difference is, here the more green squares you see the closer you are geographically to the right country.
Worldle shows the distance in kilometers your guess is to the actual location. (You can change that to miles in the Settings section, and even hide the country image for more of a challenge.)
While Worldle hasn’t reached Wordle-level of fame, the once-a-day game did garner more than 500,000 players on its first day, according to its creator.
“You crazy people!” Worldle creator @teuteuf tweeted. “It was supposed to be just a small side project! We are now half a million who played #Worldle today! Wtf?! Thanks to all of you!”
The game also seems to have inspired its own knockoff app, Earthle, which is ad-supported and has a paid subscription version.