What is the Wordle geography version?
Wordle has taken the world by storm with millions of daily users since being launched, spawning a few clones and now a spin-off based on geography.
The wildly popular Wordle, where each day you can guess a five-letter word in six tries, has captured a devoted following and has its fair share of knock-off versions. Once such with a twist, you need to guess a geographical location, WorLdle is gaining in popularity recently crossing over the half-million-users mark.
Like Wordle, at least for the time being, WorLdle is an ad-free and free-to-use game. It too already has its own copycat, Earhtle, which is ad-supported and has a paid subscription version.
How to play WorLdle
The premise of the game is the same as Wordle, you need to guess the answer, this time a country or geographical region, in six goes. And you only get one challenge per day.
Similar to Wordle, with each guess green, yellow or beige, in the case of WorLde white, squares appear indicating how close a player is to the correct answer, the more green ones, the closer. If a player guesses incorrectly, next to the country they typed in, the distance from the correct one appears and roughly in which direction it is located.
The games creator is from France, so the distances are pre-set to kilometers, but players can change the distance to miles in settings. Likewise you can change the backdrop from light to dark. To make the game more challenging you can hide the image of the country or select to have the image randomly rotate.
Wordle is free for now
Wordle was originally developed by Brooklyn-based creator Josh Wardle for his partner who loves word games. They shared it with their friends and family before it was launched onto the internet on a simple add-free webpage. Since its release in October 2021, it has garnered millions of devoted users, 2.5 million by mid-January.
The spectacular success caught the eye of the New York Times which cut a check “in the low seven figures” to buy Wordle in January. The game has been moved to the newspaper’s webpage and for the time being the game will remain free.