- The game was developed by Wordle for him and his playing companion before being released to the general public in October 2021.
- After Wordle added the option for players to replicate their daily results as emoji squares, which were extensively shared on Twitter, the game gained popularity in December 2021.
- The game also saw the creation of numerous clones and variants, as well as translations into other languages.
- The New York Times Company acquired the game in January 2022 for an undisclosed seven-figure price with the intention of keeping it accessible to all players; in February 2022, it was transferred to the company's website.
HOW TO PLAY WORDLE
The goal of the game is for players to correctly guess a five-letter word within six trials. Each letter is assigned a color after each guess: green, yellow, or grey. Green denotes that the letter is correct and in the proper place; yellow, that it is in the answer but not in the proper place; and grey, that it is not in the answer at all. Multiple occurrences of a letter in a guess, such as the "o"s in "robot," will only be highlighted in green or yellow if the same letter also appears more than once in the solution; otherwise, repeated letters in excess will be highlighted in grey. To play the game in "hard mode," players must predict letters that are highlighted in green and yellow. The daily word is the same for everyone. The game also has a dark theme as well as a high-contrast theme for colorblind accessibility, which changes the color scheme from green and yellow to orange and blue.