May 26, 2022 3:58 pm

Online entertainment: the secrets of Wordle, the world’s digital pastime

Wordle became the game of the summer and more and more users are joining this “addictive” proposal. the online pastime managed to capture the attention of people from all over the world in less than a month with a “simple” and “entertaining” idea, but that contains some secrets with which he managed to catch millions of users quickly.

This game consists of guessing a word made up of five letters in a maximum of six attempts. Thus, during this challenge, the only tracks se dan en three shades of colors they indicate the presence or not of the character, and if it is in the correct position.

Wordle was developed by Josh Wardle, a software engineer from Brooklyn, New York, who had previously created some work, such as the social experiments of Reddit called Place y The Button, via a collaborative project. The word game was launched online and open to the public in October 2021 and before long it was capturing the attention of more players from all over the planet.

The game allows its users to play one game per day

One of the secrets of the success of this hobby in which every day the game chooses a word that its interlocutors will have to guess right in a few attempts. After the player types the term they assume to be correct, each letter is marked green, yellow, or gray, as the case may be.

In that sense, green indicates that the letter is correct and that it is in the right position, while yellow means that the letter placed is in the unknown word, but not in the right position so you should think better about the place where it should be placed. Gray, meanwhile, indicates that the letter is not in the unknown word, so it is marked as wrong.

Up to this point, everything would seem moderately “easy” and there is no “secret of success”, but the key to all this lies in the strategy used by its founder. As revealed during a interview of The New York Times, It is word game was created to kill time with his partner in the midst of strict quarantine as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but to avoid his “addiction” he decided that each game would last only 24 hours. It is so every day a new word is revealed and this is the same for all players online. This not only attracted the attention of his close relatives, but also their friends who quickly joined the daily challenge.

Josh Wardle and his partner Palak Shah are the creators of Wordle, the game that is the rage of the summer
Josh Wardle and his partner Palak Shah are the creators of Wordle, the game that is the rage of the summerInstagram iwtkquiz

Another of the characteristics that make the game unique and for which it now has so many followers, is that being through a web browser does not have advertising that interrupts the game every minute. Thus, it still does not have any official application enabled, although over time some have come out. apps that replicate their functions.

Green means that the letter is in the word, yellow that it is, but in another position, and gray that it definitely does not appear in the unknown word.
Green means that the letter is in the word, yellow that it is, but in another position, and gray that it definitely does not appear in the unknown word.

Originally, Wordle housed only 90 players online, within two months that number went up to 300,000 people and now exceeds 2 million users.

Reference-www.lanacion.com.ar

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