The New York Times Buys Wordle

These big video game acquisition just keep coming. Marc Tracy, reporting for The New York Times:

The purchase, announced by The Times on Monday, reflects the growing importance of games, like crosswords and Spelling Bee, in the company’s quest to increase digital subscriptions to 10 million by 2025. Wordle was acquired from its creator, Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn, for a price “in the low seven figures,” The Times said. The company said the game would initially remain free to new and existing players.

I’ll bet Google will remove those rip-offs from the Play Store now.

Update: Nice note from Josh Wardle.

Monday, 31 January 2022