Wordle is now available at New York Times crossword puzzle app for both iOS and Android user. Addictive guessing game combines the two The New York Times Variants of crossword puzzles, Spelling Bee and more. Users can also continue to play the game on desktop and via the mobile website.
This word guessing game immediately became a phenomenon after its release in October 2021. It Time later acquired Wordle from its creator Josh Wardle in January. The decision was not without complaints, as users began to speculate that the game has become more difficult and some of their lines are shattered. Despite complaints after the acquisition, It Time say that the game is allowed It Time to see jump to new customer at its earnings meeting in May and now says that as of July, about 10 percent of “active” players had played more than 145 Wordle games.
In addition to handling complaints, It Time have been fiddling with the game all year. This introduces word bot in April for Wordle web players to help analyze each puzzle to come up with the best starting word for the game. The company finally changed WordleBot to start recommending new starting words, changing its identity to WordleBot 2.0. As cool as it is, WordleBot is only available to select customers. Recently, The New York Times announced that it partner with Hasbro to release Wordle as a physical board game in October.
Integrating the game into the Crossword app seems like an easy way to keep the game in front of interested players, though some are still wary that Wordle or some of its features may end up with a paywall, requiring a subscription with Time. The game continues to be available for free on the mobile app and desktop website.