Wordle has officially moved to The New York Times website

Wordle, a simple word game, has taken the internet by storm. (nexstar)

Columbus, Ohio (WCMH) – The five-letter word that describes the popular online word game Wordle? MOVED.

Many Wordle fans recently discovered on Friday that the game has now been placed on the New York Times website.

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While puzzle enthusiasts will be relieved that the game isn’t behind a paywall (yet), previous scores remain intact and players still have six attempts to guess a five-letter word of the day, there are however a few slight changes.

Specifically, the URL has changed from powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle at nytimes.com/games/wordlethe first now redirecting to the second. Powerlanguage.fr still contains biographical information and other links of Josh Wardle, the creator of Wordle.

Additionally, the game’s font has changed, blending in with the rest of the Times site. There’s also a hamburger-style stack menu at the top left of the screen that takes visitors to other New York Times games, including Spelling Bee, The Crossword, The Mini, Tiles, Sudoku, Vertex, and Letter. Boxed. Some require a subscription to play.

The newspaper announcement in January that he bought Wordle for a price in the “low seven figures”.

The viral game, designed by Wardle, a Brooklyn-based software engineer, launched in October 2021 and became hugely popular when people started posting their scores on social media.

According to a New York Times press release, 90 people played the game on November 1, 2021. Two months later it was 300,000. Now the game has millions of daily players.

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“If you’ve followed Wordle’s story, you’ll know that New York Times games play a big part in its origins, and so this step feels very natural to me,” Wardle said in the press release.

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