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Wordle sold to New York Times

by LLB Reporter
1st Feb 22 2:25 pm

Software engineer Josh Wardle’s viral game Wordle has been sold to the New York Times (NYT).

Wardle, who released the free simple online game in October, has now sold the word puzzle for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

Wardle said: “It has been incredible to watch the game bring so much joy to so many and I feel so grateful for the personal stories some of you have shared with me – from Wordle uniting distant family members, to provoking friendly rivalries, to supporting medical recoveries.

“On the flip side, I’d be lying if I said this hasn’t been overwhelming. After all, I am just one person, and it is important to me that, as Wordle grows, it continues to provide a great experience to everyone.

“Given this, I am incredibly pleased to announce that I’ve reached an agreement with The New York Times for them to take over running Wordle going forward.”

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